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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

Biography

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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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2010 2018

Performance Practice
Assemblages
Suture
Spectator
Lived Experience
dance
edition
artist
bank
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

dance
resources
performance

Activities 2003 2018

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

Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (Journal)

Natalie Garrett Brown (Associate Editor)
31 Jul 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

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

Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2017

Natalie Garrett Brown (Co-convenor)
7 Jul 20179 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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

Sara Reed (Speaker), Natalie Garrett Brown (Speaker), Katye Coe (Speaker), Andrea Barzey (Speaker), Nicola Conibere (Speaker)
19 Apr 201722 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Beyond Jewellery: Performing the Body Symposium

Natalie Garrett Brown (Organising Committee)
17 Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Prizes

dance
documentation
artist
expert
art