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Natalie Garrett Brown


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Research Interests

Aesthetics; Dance Pedagogy; Somatic Practices; Contemporary Dance; Corporeal Feminism; Site responsive dance practice ; Collaborative creative practice ; Practice as Research Methodologies


Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, BA, MA, PhD is Head of School for Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University. She is associate editor for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and sits on the editorial board for, Research in Dance Education and is vice chair for DanceHE (Standing Conference of Dance in Higher Education). Natalie undertook her Somatic Movement Educators Training in Body-Mind Centering with Embody Move Association, UK and is co-convener of the International Conference for Dance and Somatic Practices, held biannually at Coventry University. She is also a founding member of enter and inhabit, a collaborative site responsive project and the Corporeal Knowing Network; an exchange between theatre and dance artists and scholars interested in embodied writing practices and processes. Her current research and artistic project flockOmania, explores collaborative practice across dance, sound, film and the visual arts.

Vision Statement

My practice and research interests are theoretically informed by feminist understandings of embodied subjectivity and approaches to being locatable within continental philosophy. Specifically I am interested to explore the ways in which somatic and reflective practices can inform education, performance making, creativity and writing understood as knowledge–producing practices. Current writing and practical projects focus on site-responsive dance, collaborative performance, improvisation, and somatic informed dance education. An on-going interest in the ontological status of new and emergent contemporary dance practices and the aesthetic frameworks required to articulate such work also direct my research activities.

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Research Output 2010 2018

Performance Practice
impact research

Flock0mania 2 gallery commission

Garrett Brown, N. 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

At dusk, the collaborative spills and cycles of L219

Cullinane, C., Garrett Brown, N., Kipp, C. & Voris, A. 5 May 2015 Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World. Whatley, S., Garrett Brown, N. & Alexander, K. (eds.). Triarchy Press, p. 135-144

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Activities 2003 2018

  • 14 Participation in conference
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Editorial activity

Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (Journal)

Garrett Brown, N. (Associate Editor)
31 Jul 2018

Activity: Editorial activity

CultureMoves LabDay 2

Cisneros, R. E. K. (Organising Committee), Whatley, S. (Organising Committee), Crawley, M. (Organising Committee), Garrett Brown, N. (Panel Member), Sara Wookey (Panel Member), Meehan, E. (Panel Member), Lee, R. (Speaker)
19 Nov 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2017

Garrett Brown, N. (Co-convenor)
7 Jul 20179 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Dance Fields: Striking a Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century

Reed, S. (Speaker), Garrett Brown, N. (Speaker), Katye Coe (Speaker), Andrea Barzey (Speaker), Nicola Conibere (Speaker)
19 Apr 201722 Apr 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Beyond Jewellery: Performing the Body Symposium

Garrett Brown, N. (Organising Committee)
17 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in conference