Birthing A/New

Reflecting Mid-Process on a Performance Practice Through the Lens of Sustainability


  • Bronwyn Preece
  • Rosemary Candelario


Bronwyn Preece

Bronwyn Preece is an independent artist-scholar who is honoured to live on the unceded, Traditional Territories of the Lil’wat and Squamish Peoples in British Columbia, Canada. She is a site-sensitive poetic pirate, improvisational performance eARThist, author and avid hiker. She holds a SSHRC-funded PhD in Performance, a SSHRC- funded MA and BFA-with-Distinction in Applied Theatre. She has facilitated workshops and performed internationally. Her chapter ‘Environments, Ecologies and Climates of Crises: Engaging DisAbilityArts and Cultures as Creative Wilderness’ appears in the Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media Studies (2019); her poetry appears in she the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (2018); she has guest-edited a ‘dis/sustain/ability’ journal issue for the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and authored numerous journal articles. She has the word ‘gratitude’ tattooed on her arm.

Rosemary Candelario

Rosemary Candelario (Associate Professor of Dance, Texas Woman’s University) writes about and makes dances engaged with butoh, ecology, and site-specific performance. Recent premieres include aqueous (2019, Kyoto Butoh Festival, Kyoto, Japan) and 100 Ways to Kiss the Trees (2018, Denton, Texas). She is the recipient of the Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research for her book Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies (Wesleyan University Press 2016). Rosemary is also the co-editor with Bruce Baird of the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (2018) and the author of numerous journal articles.


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Nachmanovitch, Stephen. 1990. Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

Birthing A/New





Preece, B., & Candelario, R. (2022). Birthing A/New: Reflecting Mid-Process on a Performance Practice Through the Lens of Sustainability. Peripeti, 19(37), 146–157. Hentet fra