Alys Longley is an interdisciplinary performance maker, teacher and writer. Her interests span practice-led research, performance writing, interdisciplinary projects, art and ecology and narrative research. Her work has been performed in NZ, Australia, Germany, UK, Chile, and Portugal. Alys’s books The Foreign Language of Motion (2014) and Radio Strainer (2016) are published by Winchester University Press (UK). She is the author of Smudge Skittle: A Little Inventory of Resources Entangling Creative Practice Research and Writing (2018) and co-editor of the books Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping; Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing (Routledge, 2018) and Undisciplining Dance (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018). Alys is a Senior Lecturer in the Dance Studies Programme, University of Auckland, New Zealand.