Stefanie Sachsenmaier is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts, BA Theatre Arts (Performance) Programme Leader and Senior HEA Fellow. Her research interests and publications relate to the processual in creative practice. Over ten years she closely worked with British choreographer Rosemary Butcher in a research context and has published a series of writings in this context. Further research areas include collaborative practices in performance-making, political philosophy and theory. Steffi sits on the editorial advisory board of Choreographic Practices Journal. With a background as a performer, she is an experienced tai chi practitioner (Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan).
Susan Melrose with Stefanie Sachsenmaier Writing ‘Practice’ /Practising/ ‘Writing’(in the doctoral research context)
In this paper we outline some of the issues involved in the ‘practice research’ context and make a few suggestions as to ways to tackle these in a Practice-as-Research (PaR) undertaking. We begin by writing about the ‘problem with writing’ for all researchers whose primary interest lies in creative processes, and about the question of research metapractices. We then focus on those ‘mixed-mode’1 research metapractices and how they might be addressed in the combined PaR submission. Our interim conclusion is that research writing is best produced dialogically, with the ongoing