The Action of Attention

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This reflection considers how the deep attention cultivated in the Sufi contemplative practice of remembrance, or دكر (dhikr), might support my capacity to serve the world through my actions as a performer. By reflecting on the contemplative dance film in existence or in absence created during the Seminario Artes de Cena e Practicas Contemplativas in 2021, this text explores ways in which attention itself could be a meaningful action in the world.

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contemplative dance, remembrance, Sufi, attention, artistic activism

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Salyers, C. L., (2023) “The Action of Attention”, Performance and Mindfulness 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/pam.1198

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Candice L Salyers (The University of Southern Mississippi)

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