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Practising playing: Thinking through movement and the creative writing classroom

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posted on 2023-10-05, 04:11 authored by Hayley Elliott-RyanHayley Elliott-Ryan
This article considers the role of play in the context of creative writing. Taking up Winnicott’s theory of play and Levi-Strauss’s definition of bricolage, I aim to provide a flexible framework that can benefit writers and educators across various creative fields, while avoiding rigid prescriptions of how playing might be enacted. Employing the motions swerving, rebounding and straying, and adding to this set the action of hesitating, I offer an exploded view of my writing practice which serves to demonstrate how practitioners can map the movements in their own creative process, encouraging a playful engagement with creativity that nurtures unexpected and unforeseen outcomes.

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Journal

Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices

Volume

15

Pagination

37-49

Location

Bristol, Eng.

ISSN

1757-1871

eISSN

1757-188X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

1

Publisher

Intellect

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