Jargon is a short dance film and is part of ongoing research being carried out at the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire. The work addresses how emotional expression is communicated and understood through the body and non-verbal behaviour. Can you really not judge a person on how they look? What do we actually see? It is often how an action is presented and judged that communicates our intended message, our emotion and personal history. A trace of the interpretation and essence of such actions is left behind to affect others within the room, influencing their subsequent actions. The work uses body language as linguistic cues to communicate emotional expression alongside the spoken word. The research and creation of Jargon has been funded by the Arts Council England and supported by UH Arts.
Choreographed and directed by Amy Louise Watson.
Filmed and edited by Creation Editor.