Title

She writes like she dances: Response and radical impermanence in writing as dancing

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Intellect Ltd

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Comments

Originally published as : Pollitt, J. (2017). She writes like she dances: Response and radical impermanence in writing as dancing. Choreographic Practices, 8(2), 199-218. Article can be found here

Abstract

Through investigating writing as dancing, this work seeks to access, reveal and amplify the voice of danceras-writer in the production of new texts as embodied fictions. Harnessing processes of the response project and an emergent theory of radical impermanence, the dancer-as-writer is agent in inhabiting energetic states and scores practiced in dance improvisation to write like she dances. The provocation in this early catalogue of research is that the liveness of dance can potentially continue through, and be revealed in, the decision-making of writing; to make visible the dancer in a performance you can hold in your hands. The work in she writes like she dances is both an assertion of deep commitment to the liveness of improvisation, and a suspected betrayal.

DOI

10.1386/chor.8.2.199_1

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