The dance of the writer: a poetics

Perry, Gaylene 2017, The dance of the writer: a poetics, Brolga: an Australian journal about dance, no. 41, pp. 1-16.

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Title The dance of the writer: a poetics
Author(s) Perry, GayleneORCID iD for Perry, Gaylene orcid.org/0000-0001-5516-4529
Journal name Brolga: an Australian journal about dance
Issue number 41
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher Ausdance National on behalf of the Tertiary Dance Council of Australia
Place of publication Braddon, A.C.T.
Publication date 2017-08
ISSN 1322-7645
Keyword(s) 190402
190504
190403
970119
950105
Summary This essay incorporates a poetics for a blended set of practices, exploring a question posed by Louppe: ‘what path does the artist follow to reach the point where the artistic practice is available to perception, there where our consciousness can discover it and begin to resonate with it?’ (2010, 4) I focus on an embodied dance of myself as writer, tracing a path to the availability of perception of this work, moving from a 5Rhythms movement practice that reminds me I have a body, to my first gestures towards beginning to write with pen and paper again after a period of depression, and the accidental witnesses/audiences I attract for a daily practice that slowly, gradually becomes a consciously framed performance practice. Along the way, I document a series of performances, from Lake Tyrell in Victoria’s Mallee region; to Federation Square in Melbourne’s central business district; to the public streets where my performance practice continues today. The dance of the writer, for me, comes to embody a three-dimensionality of poetry, one that reveals to me new tools for writing and a blended practice of writing and dance.
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
1904 Performing Arts And Creative Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2017, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30097270

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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