Alys Longley is an interdisciplinary artist working with choreography and creative writing as expanded fields and Associate Professor of Dance Studies at the University of Auckland. She recently led 18 Horas Entre Nosotros/ 18 Hours Between Us and Mistranslation Laboratory, involving a series of global performances and public research events. In 2021 she presented the collaborative exhibition project Mapeo de Bordes Porosos / Mapping Porous Borders at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago. Her recent research explores performance and writing as expanded fields in interdisciplinary artistic research and creative pedagogy in collaboration with colleagues in Chile, Sweden, the UK and Australia. Alys's work has been performed in NZ, Australia, UK, Germany, Portugal, Croatia and Chile. See her website (www.mappingporousborders.com) to explore her extensive publications and current interdisciplinary and transnational projects.
Alys's research passions incorporate creative, poetic, and narrative writing, dance and interdisciplinary practice. Outside of her artistic and research activities, she loves swimming, playing board games with her children, and finding dandelion flowers to feed to her two bunnies.