In this article I discuss a research project exploring how yoga-based movement motifs might be developed within choreography for performance, while retaining a focus on wellbeing for all involved. In attending to our wellbeing, I consider creative processes, preparation, rehearsals, sequencing of the movements in the choreography and the choice of specific yoga movements. Within the process of creating two dance works, a number of insights and challenges arose relating to our diverse and shared understandings of wellbeing, and also our integrity in performance. Drawing on research findings in the form of dancersâ€™ reflections, images from the performances, my choreographerâ€™s journal notes and our embodied methodology, I combine different representational methods to share some of these insights and challenges.
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