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Personal profile

Biography

 

Dr. Emma Meehan is Assistant Professor at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research. She received her BA and PhD from the Drama Department, Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught part-time on the BA and MA programmes. She also worked as the administrator for the Arts Technology Research Lab at Trinity College to support the Digital Arts and Humanities Doctoral Programme. Her doctoral research focused on the work of Irish choreographer Joan Davis, who combines dance and somatic practices in creating interactive, site-specific performances.Research interests include somatic movement practices, dance in Ireland and practice as research. She co-edited Dance Matters in Ireland: Contemporary Performance and Practice with Aoife McGrath (Palgrave 2017) and Performing Process: Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice with Hetty Blades (Intellect 2018). She was researcher on ‘Sensing the City: An Embodied Documentation And Mapping Of The Changing Uses And Tempers Of Urban Place’ and is Principal Investigator on ‘Somatic practice, chronic pain and self-care technology: inhabiting the lived and contextual body’ both funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, and was co-convenor of the Performance as Research Working Group at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) from 2013-2017. 

Research Interests

Somatic practices; Practice as research; Irish dance and theatre

Vision Statement

 

My research focuses on somatic practices in performance and wellbeing contexts, and how they respond to social, political and cultural issues. In addition, I have a background in Irish dance and theatre, specifically contemporary performance practices. Finally, I am a practitioner-researcher so my research involves developing embodied knowledge through engaging with the practices of artists through movement training, assisting on performances and creating my own works.

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Projects

Research Output

Moving and Mapping: exploring embodied approaches to urban design and planning

Meehan, E., Garrett Brown, N., Voris, A. & Kipp, C., 1 Jun 2020, (Submitted) Urban Sensographies. Whybrow, N. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • About Adequacy: Making Body-based Artistic Research Public

    Meehan, E. & Kramer, P., 2019, Research as / in Motion: Artistic Doctorates in Europe . Midgelow, V., Bacon, J., Hilton, R. & Kramer, P. (eds.). NIVEL: Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, (NIVEL – Artistic research in the performing arts; vol. 10).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    DBiC: Natalie Garrett Brown & Emma Meehan

    Cisneros, R. K., Meehan, E., Garrett Brown, N. & Weir, A., 1 Jun 2019

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

    Open Access
  • Crystallisations, Constellations, and Sharings: Exploring Somatic Process with Sandra Reeve

    Meehan, E., Oct 2018, Performing Process: Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice. Meehan, E. & Blades, H. (eds.). University of Chicago Press, p. 119-138 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
    File
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    Dance Matters in Ireland: Contemporary Dance Performance and Practice

    Meehan, E. & MCGrath, A., 1 Jan 2018, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 209 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

  • Activities

    • 19 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning Workshop on Movement

    Emma Meehan (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Practice-as-Research (PaR) Professional Development Event at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

    Emma Meehan (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Trans-In-Corporados 2018: Building Networks for International Dance Research

    Emma Meehan (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    CultureMoves LabDay 2

    Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros (Organising Committee), Sarah Whatley (Organising Committee), Marie-Louise Clare Crawley (Organising Committee), Natalie Garrett Brown (Panel Member), Sara Wookey (Panel Member), Emma Meehan (Panel Member), Rosemary Lee (Speaker)
    19 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Performance as Research Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research

    Emma Meehan (Co-convenor)
    10 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Prizes

    American Society for Theatre Research Co-Sponsored Event Award

    Emma Meehan (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Artist in the Community Scheme Research and Development Grant

    Emma Meehan (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Arts Council of Ireland Dance Bursary Award

    Emma Meehan (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Arts Council of Ireland Dance Project Award

    Emma Meehan (Recipient), 1 Jun 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • ERDF/ Creative Enterprise Fund

    Emma Meehan (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)