Chronic pain, choreography and performance: practices of resilience

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This article focuses on resilience and chronic pain in the context of choreography and performance. Through critically-creatively reflecting on my practice-as-research project, Ecologies of Pain, I explore practices of resilience that emerge from turning towards and working creatively with chronic pain. I draw from two strands of the performance research – collaborating with disabled artist Raquel Meseguer and devising a new autobiographical solo performance, Pain and I. Taking disability studies as my critical framework, I think through a cripped politics of resilience, where chronic pain bodies are understood as valid, valuable and skilled.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-136
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 18 Jan 2021

Author keywords

  • chronic pain, crip, disability, choreography, resilience