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20102019

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Personal profile

Biography

Hetty Blades is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE). She completed her PhD in the Centre in 2015, under the supervision of Sarah Whatley and Scott deLahunta. She holds an MA in Dance Studies from Roehampton University (2010) and a BA (Hons.) in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban (2007). Hetty has worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Dance Studies at a range of institutions including, Roehampton University, Kingston University, University of East London and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Hetty’s PhD considered the ontological implications of digital scoring practices for dance.

Between 2015-17 Hetty worked as a Research Assistant in the Centre, contributing to projects including Europeana Space (EU), InVisble Difference: Dance, Disability and Law (AHRC) and Resilience and Inclusion: Dancers as Agents of Change (AHRC). She is Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and was Researcher in Residence at the Digital Catapult in 2016. She has undertaken consultancy work for Digital Theatre and conducted evaluations of arts projects. She is currently Co-investigator on the AHRC/ESRC funded project Performing Empowerment: Disability, Dance and Inclusive Development in Post-War Sri Lanka.

Research Interests

Dance and technology, value and appreciation, scoring, documentation and archiving, the dissemination of choreographic process and practices.

Vision Statement

 

I am inspired by an interest in the philosophical questions posed by dance works and practices. In particular I am interested in the making, ontology, value and circulation of dance.

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Research Output

Dance, disability and performance in north and east Sri Lanka: evaluating audience responses

Blades, H., 6 Aug 2019, Exchanging, Moving, Translating: thoughts on dance and disability. Vendramin, C., Blades, H., Marsh, K. & Whatley, S. (eds.). Centre for Dance Research, p. 330-346 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Digital Dance

    Whatley, S. & Blades, H., 21 Mar 2019, Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies. Dodds, S. (ed.). 1 ed. Bloomsbury

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
    File

    Exchanging, Moving, Translating: thoughts on dance and disability

    Vendramin, C. (ed.), Blades, H. (ed.), Marsh, K. (ed.) & Whatley, S. (ed.), 6 Aug 2019, Centre for Dance Research. 421 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

    Open Access
    File

    Performance and the Partial

    Blades, H., 3 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Choreographic Practices. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Projects, Precarity and the Ontology of Dance Works

    Blades, H., Apr 2019, In : Dance Research Journal. 51, 1, p. 66-78 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
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    Activities

    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

    Maaike Bleeker

    Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros (Host), Hetty Blades (Host), Scott deLahunta (Host)
    10 Mar 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Digital Echoes: (Re)Imagining the Past, (Re)Inventing the Future

    Hetty Blades (Co-convenor)
    4 Mar 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Beyond the Tipping Point? Dance, Disability and Law

    Hetty Blades (Participant)
    7 Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    3rd Dance and Somatic Conference

    Hetty Blades (Participant)
    10 Jul 201512 Jul 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Performing Process: Sharing Practice

    Hetty Blades (Co-convenor)
    6 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Prizes

    British Society of Aesthetics Small Grant

    Hetty Blades (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Coventry University International Travel Award

    Hetty Blades (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Coventry University Outgoing Mobility Grant

    Hetty Blades (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Coventry University Pump Prime Funding

    Hetty Blades (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)