Wild Life: The Lived Experience of Artistic Creativity
Angela Mary Clarke
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy (Theatre Performance) at Monash University in 2017 Faculty of Arts Centre for Theatre and Performance.
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I would like to gratefully thank and acknowledge the expertise of the following practitioners without whom this project would not have been possible:
Kate Barnett, Kirsten von Bibra, Alice Cummins, Myfanwy Hunter, Suze Smith, Vicky Kappo, Robert Harding, Shayna Quinn, Danielle Smelter, Andrew Tauber, and Kate Tauber.
I am also grateful for the academic support and advice from my supervisors Dr Stuart Grant and Dr Monima Chadha. Thanks too for the support of my copyeditor Dr Kylie Budge who provided advice on English expression and reference consistency.
I would like to acknowledge the financial support of The Monash University Faculty of Arts, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts, and The Australian Government for an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship.
Finally I wish to thank my family Phillip Taylor, Oscar Taylor, Declan Taylor and Teresa Clarke for their constant love and support.
In Memory of my father Joseph Kevin Clarke who read the poetry of William Blake, Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare aloud at the kitchen table every morning. His question to us was always “what do you think this means?”
List of Figures
Figure 1: Fundamental structure of wild life
Figure 2: Discovery Workshop – Angela and Kate
Figure 3: Initiating sound through the touch of vocal folds
Figure 4: Mouth-anus connection
Figure 5: Working with downward force of gravity
Figure 6: Performing semantic meaning of words
Figure 7: Transitions between
Figure 8: Fingers discover lips
Figure 9: Single loop
Figure 10: Multiple loops entwined
Figure 11: Scaled Möbius loop model
Figure 12: Body-sized Möbius loop
Figure 13: Intertwining
Figure 14: Inviting audience to move
List of Moving Images
Moving Image 1: Discovery Workshop – Kate & Angela
Moving Image 2: Performance Vignette – Sounding
Moving Image 3: Bella & Central Movement
Moving Image 4: Performance Vignette – Sometimes
Moving Image 5: Performance Vignette – Curious & Closer
Moving Image 6: Performance Vignette – Intertwining
Moving Image 7: Discovery Workshop – Whole Body Sounding
Moving Image 8: Performance Vignette – I AM
Moving Image 9: Performance Vignette – This Bloody Woman Body
Moving Image 10: Inviting Audience to Move
Moving Image 11: Discovery Workshop – Vicky & Angela
Moving Image 12: Performance Vignette – IDEA