Sensualities: experiencing/dancing/writing

Midgelow, Vida L. ORCID logoORCID: (2013) Sensualities: experiencing/dancing/writing. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 10 (1) . pp. 3-17. ISSN 1479-0726 [Article] (doi:10.1080/14790726.2012.693098)


Through this article I articulate the interplay between writing and improvisational dancing to describe a methodology for an embodied, sensual and experiential mode of writing/dancing in which the boundaries between these two disciplines are blurred. Through a consideration of this writing practice, I argue that, as a form of knowing, it offers an implicit challenge to the normalised economy of academic discourse. Developing out of a ‘practice as research’ project undertaken within The Choreographic Lab (University of Northampton), the article includes extracts of the work ‘Dear Practice …’, in which I, as ‘dancer’, enter into a series of exchanges in the form of letters with my improvisation ‘practice’.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): dance, writing, embodiment, knowledge, improvisation
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Dance group
Item ID: 11291
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 14:22
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 18:11

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