Co-Emergence: An art-full dance of inquiry into artists’ experiences of making art
Mitchell, G., Rice, C., & Pileggi, V. (2018). Co-Emergence: An art-full dance of inquiry into artists’ experiences of making art. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 23(4). 563-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2018.1507730
This paper offers an account of how women and gender non-conforming people living with mind/body differences connected and changed during a project of creating a dramatic performance intended to shift understandings of disabilities and differences for various communities, including health professionals. Insights from interviews with artist participants are presented in three themes: collective unearthing, carefully bringing forth with others, and embracing the newly tangible. Our insight at this point is that disability-affirmative artistic processes create an inter- and intra-relational space that invites generative learning through self- and critical reflection.