Dr Alys Megan Longley
Alys Longley's research foci include practice-led research, performance writing, interdisciplinary projects, art and ecology, ethnography, narrative research, somatic education methods and inclusive dance education. Her key area of expertise is in the relationship between performance writing and practice-led research. Her key teaching/ supervision areas are in dance writing, research methodologies, practice-led research and applied research practice. Alys has recently published in the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (U.K), Symbolic Interactionism (U.S), Qualitative Inquiry (US), Emotion, Space, Society (UK), Writings on Dance (Australia), Text and Performance Quarterly (US) and HyperRhiz (US). Alys's books The Foreign Language of Motion (2014) and Radio Strainer (2016) are published by Winchester University Press (UK).
Research | Current
- Interdisciplinary practice
- Performance writing
- Choreographic research
- Practice-led research
- Inclusive arts pedagogy
- Art and ecology
Teaching | Current
In 2017 Alys will be teaching Dance 730 Choreographic Research; Dance 107 Contextual Studies; and Dance 121 Dance Writing; Supervision of BDance St(Hons), Masters and PhD research.
Alys is currently supervising two practice-led PhD projects, and has supervised two to completion. These projects cover research in 'dark materiality in choreographic practice', inclusive teaching practices in choreographic mentoring, economies of applied theatre and somatic, sound-based and site-responsive choreographic practices.
2017 CLeaR Teaching Fellow
NICAI Faculty Early Career Teaching Excellence Award, 2012
Chair - Tertiary Dance Educators Network New Zealand Aotearoa
Member - Practice Led Working Group, International Federation of Theatre Research
Advisory Board Member - Experiments and Intensities
Reviewer - Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices
Reviewer- Journal of Artistic Research
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Longley, A. (2016). “Skeleton Boat on an Ocean of Organs” and other stories: understanding and evoking posthuman relations through site-based dance, somatic practices, performance writing and artist-books. Text and Performance Quarterly, 36 (4), 229-249. 10.1080/10462937.2016.1240827
- Longley, A. L. Y. S., & Duxbury, N. (2016). Introduction: Mapping cultural intangibles. City, culture and society, 7 (1), 1-7. 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.006
- Longley, A. M. (2015). Smashing Eggs; on the ironic pleasures of mangling in artistic research. In J. Quaresma, A. Longley, F. Rosa Dias (Eds.) Investigação em Artes : ironia, crtitca e assimilacao dos metodos = Recherche en arts : ironie, critique et assimilation des methods = Research in arts : irony, critique and assimilation of the methods (pp. 30-43). Lisboa : Auckland: Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema : Creative Arts and Industries Dance Studies. Related URL.
- Longley, A. M. (2015). Radio strainer: part two of the kinesthetic archive (1st). Winchester, United Kingdom: Winchester University Press.
- Longley, A., Hutchinson, J., Sunde, C., Matthewman, S. R., & Fisher, K. (2015). Fluid pixels: Communicating water sustainability through digital art. Hyperrhiz: Mapping Culture Multimodally, 12 (Special Issue). Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sasha Matthewman, Karen Fisher
- Longley, A. M. (2014). The Foreign Language of Motion. U.K: Winchester University Press.
- Longley, A. M., Fitzpatrick, K., Sunde, C., Ehlers, C., Martin, R., Brown, C., ... Waghorn, K. (2013). Streams of writing from a fluid city. Qualitative Inquiry, 19 (9), 736-740. 10.1177/1077800413500936
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gary Brierley, Carol Brown, Katie Fitzpatrick, Kathy Waghorn
- Longley, A. M. (2013). Movement-Initiated Writing in Dance Ethnography. In N. K. Denzin (Ed.) 40th Anniversary of Studies in Symbolic Interaction (pp. 69-93). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. 10.1108/S0163-2396(2013)0000040007