Vital signs : poetry, movement and the writing body

Thurston, SD ORCID: and Slee, SM 2017, 'Vital signs : poetry, movement and the writing body' , Choreographic Practices, 8 (1) , pp. 9-25.

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This article outlines a collaborative enquiry between a dancer and a poet. It considers some past and present collaborations between poets and dancers before framing the authors’ interest in the traditions of North American Post-modern dance and European Physical Theatre. Utilising Daniel Stern’s theory of vitality dynamics (2010) and his interest in interdisciplinary artistic collaboration, the authors consider some key aspects of their creative work in the light of these ideas, focusing in particular on the usefulness of the concept of syntax for reflecting on the interrelation between language and movement.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Choreographic Practices
Publisher: Intellect
ISSN: 2040-5669
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Depositing User: Dr Scott Thurston
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 21:44

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