Book Chapter

A Research Tango in Three Moves

Drama Research Methods: Provocations of Practice | BRILL | Published : 2018


We, the authors, present a research dance in this chapter: a tango. It is a metaphorical tango about our research work on gender in drama education. The dance we use here is virtual rather than embodied. It is co constructed in language rather than enacted Jive, with bodies in a shared space. Unlike the tango, which is a dance of intimacy, this research tango is intimate in that both researchers share friendship and research interests in gender and previous collaborations about gender and drama, yet our written dance happens at a distance to each other. Given that we are separated by nearly 1000kms of Australian soil (Richard north of Melbourne and Chris north of Sydney), we conjure for this..

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