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Series of Toned Corporeality

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Professor Anthea Kraude, in her discussion of "Corporeality" (LSA - Film Television, and Media, 2020), has provided dance scholars with a foundational term that significantly expands our understanding. This exploration has opened new avenues for me to comprehend the meaning of the body and how my own body embodies the concept of "BODIES." Delving deeper into the intricacies of "Corporealities" has enriched my relationship with these words and broadened my perspective on the body.

The resonance of this theory profoundly echoes my sentiments, particularly in connection to one of my art projects, the "Series of Toned Corporeality." The bodies I inherit bear a classification that unravels from the intricate tapestry of historical categorizations imposed on corporeal existence. My skin tones, a spectrum of typical light white beige Asian hues, defy simplistic labels of white, yellow, brown, or black. Adorned with light brown freckles, my body is a testament to a history and reality I cannot resist or alter.

Contemplating the professor's definition of corporeality (LSA - Film Television, and Media, 2020), which challenges the notion of a body as a coherent, unified, and self-determining entity, I delve into the multifaceted aspects of being — a site interwoven with racial privilege and difference. This reflection prompts me to ponder the significance of skin tones for other bodies in our shared reality, recognizing an intrinsic element that extends beyond race — the individual ownership of racial privilege.

In my forthcoming creative endeavours, I am compelled to explore these nuanced layers, seeking to unravel and articulate the profound meanings embedded in the diverse tapestry of skin tones. This exploration extends beyond the confines of race, delving into the unique narratives that bodies carry, encapsulating a rich interplay of history, privilege, and individuality.

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