Dr. Akinleye is Senior Lecture at Middlesex University. Her work explores the embodied narratives people construct to make meaning of their lived experiences. She has a particular interest in ‘Place’ a co-constructed transaction across mind-full-body and environment for which dance offers languages.
Adesola Akinleye Play‘ideas are statements not of what is or what has been but of acts to be performed.’1
In this chapter I challenge the perceived divide between doing and thinking, inherited from a Western dualist divide between body and mind. I suggest playful acts of choreography to transgress the separation of physical and mental in the process of creating a theoretical framework for research study. Using what I am calling ‘choreo-thinking’ I offer possibilities of new methodologies for meaning making beyond the static of writing at a desk.