PAINTERLY IMAGES AND IMAGERIES FROM THE TIV SWANGE DANCE STEPS

PAINTERLY IMAGES AND IMAGERIES FROM THE TIV SWANGE DANCE STEPS

ABSTRACT

Painterly images and imageries from the Tiv Swange dance steps here is an studio exploration of colour that probelmatized the body language that is inherent in Swange dance as a creative resource for painting. This project, thus intends to capture the poetics of corporeal communication expression embodied in Swange dance. Generally through the response of the human body to the language and rhythms of music and dance.  The project did not aspire to realism in terms of form and content, but the artist relied on economy of creative means to seek meaning at that point where stylization meets with symbolism. This project undertakes a study of the communication that goes on between music and dance and tries to capture the experience in frozen graphic movement. The artist is not just interested in music and dance but in the meta-art that result from the body movement. However, the project visually documents the Tiv Swange dance/music for cultural preservation. The painterly forms equally serves as a stepping stone for other researchers who may like to do further research in this area. For a better appreciation of the project, some drawings and photographs are used to highlight the studied paintings as well as their production processes. The project report is divided into six chapters which help to bring more insight to the studio project.