COMING TOGETHER – EXTENDED ARTISTIC DIALOGUE
Keywords:performance, dialogue, listening, artistic research
This article is based on three performance papers, which started as a cocreated performance project based on a Greek myth in the autumn of 2021 and continued in 2022. A transdisciplinary artistic collective consisting of an oral storyteller, a choreographer/director, and a textile artist take a closer look at our experiences and what we named as “the extended artistic dialogue”. With the research question: what can recognize an extended artistic dialogue? the article discusses what is needed in an extended artistic dialogue. The collaboration created a togetherness at the same time embracing the specialty from each artform. The artistic process was vibrant and dynamic as it continuously changed along the way, developing the scenarios in the performance and one’s own poetic. Listening opens the participatory process and was an experiencing for new knowledge and interpreting the experience. Our experience is that the extended artistic dialogue through the artistic processes creates relational places where the artforms flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others sharing professional information, knowledge, and ideas.
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