Dancing their unhappy freedoms

Simon Ellis, Paul Paschal

Research output: Other contribution


This writing is a confabulation. It is made from our experiences, observations, assumptions and imaginations as dance-artists. It should and should not be taken seriously. Rather than analysis, it is more akin to rhetoric: an attempt to summon and draw attention to the paradoxes and contradictions in the thinking-working-desiring-body of a freelance contemporary dance artist. We wonder what it must be like to inhabit that body and how that body in motion relates to the institutions, communities and understandings on which it depends.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2022


  • contemporary dance
  • neoliberalism
  • paradox
  • dance-artist
  • experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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