Jealousy, Transmission and Recovery

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    Recovery is a performance project by Natalie Cursio and Shannon Bott that premiered in Melbourne, Australia in late 2015. In the credits I am listed as ‘Director / Choreographer’ but I was not involved at the beginning of the project and nor did I see the premiere. My relative absence from Recovery has led me to conceive of my relationship to it as being that of a jealous lover. In turn, I ask how the experience of jealousy may be useful in re-negotiating the role of the choreographer—and choreography—through time. The writing evokes the biological metaphor of 'spillover' to help imagine a work's persistence beyond performance (and related considerations of annotation and archive), and proposes that the idea of stewardship helps to recognize the limited role of the director/choreographer in how performance is transmitted through time. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Performance Research on 26 November 2015 available online:
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-100
    JournalPerformance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2015


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      Ellis, S., Cursio, N. & Bott, S., 2014

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