Mesearch and the Performing Body

  • Mark Edward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-5
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    Pages 7-20
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    Pages 21-32
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    Pages 33-44
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    Pages 45-57
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    Pages 59-74
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    Pages 75-93
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    Pages 95-100
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 101-112

About this book


This book is an anthology of Mark Edward’s creative practice-led projects. It transmits and communicates his research through varied artistic means, primarily contemporary dance, immersive art installation, drag performance, and photography. Through the innovative practice of 'mesearch', in which the author is both theoriser and theorised, this study delivers a personal, creative narration, combining reflections and emotions in relation to self and performance. Instead of being an attempt to undervalue or challenge the accepted notions of style within academic research, it promotes a freedom of expression which allows greater fluidity between the researcher, the performer, and the writer.


embodiment and performance creative research dance ageing autobiographical enquiry self-criticism self-analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Edward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Performing ArtsEdge Hill UniversityOrmskirkUnited Kingdom

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