bodily writing

When I was a child, I made up stories. I danced them out, or wrote them down on paper. As an adult, I find myself interested in how we can bring dance and words together: how language translates into movement, and how this movement, can deepen our experience of a story.

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I developed the BODILY WRITING method in 2016 after creating a solo poetry & dance performance for the Poetry International Festival. The term is inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s ‘body writing’, or ‘écriture corporelle’, where choreograpy can be a form of writing, and a dancer, the poem. Bodily Writing is an extension of this idea, with a focus on transformation and translation . It brings us inside the poem, helping the reader step into the world of the poet, and feel the world of the poem through the body.

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