Moving words : five instances of dance writing

Longley, Alys (2011) Moving words : five instances of dance writing. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Writing has been cast as monstrous – or at least violent – in its ability to disfigure, maim and destroy the life of live arts. Yet for many dance practitioners, writing is an integral part of studio-based dance processes, a necessary form of reflection and a site for creative experimentation and planning. In recognition of this positive value of writing for dance, this study explores writing that is coextensive with dance practice, in relation to critical theory that engages with writing as performance.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Keywords dance writing, creative writing, performance, kinesthetic archive, performing arts, live arts, moving words, logomotion
Download/View statistics View download statistics for this item

Search Google Scholar

Repository staff login