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Biography

Dr. Scott deLahunta has worked as a writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He is currently a full-time Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University (UK) and Visiting Academic with Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University (AUS) and Co-Director (with Florian Jenett) of the Motion Bank Institute, the second phase of Motion Bank - a research project of The Forsythe Company - which he directed from 2010-2014. He was an Associate Research Fellow with Dartington College of Arts (UK) from 2000-2009 during which time he began a long-term research into creative processes in dance with Wayne McGregor. From 2008 to 2013, he was the Director for R-Research the interdisciplinary research department for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. From 2006-2010, deLahunta was Research Fellow with the Art Theory and Research and Art Practice and Development Research Group, Amsterdam School of the Arts, where he worked closely with the dance company Emio Greco | PC, a project which culminated with the two year research project (2008-2010) Inside Movement Knowledge. During this period, he also served as an advisor on the Siobhan Davies Digital Dance Archive project and Synchronous Objects, for One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe. He has held short-term research positions in a variety of contexts including Kings College Cambridge (2005) and serves on the editorial boards of Performance Research and the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. He has published widely and is frequently invited to speak at events internationally. deLahunta has sat on various awarding juries including Arts Council England, NESTA and Prix Ars Electronica. He has taught for different education institutions in the past including the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1994-2006) based at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, where he also co-developed the Amsterdam Master of Choreography program. deLahunta's PhD (2010) from Plymouth University is on-line at: http://www.sdela.dds.nl.

Vision Statement

My REF research is a continuation of practice-led interdisciplinary collaborative artistic research into deepening understanding of creative process in the field of contemporary dance. Over the last decade, this has included an engagement with a number of artist-initiated research projects working to develop resources published in different formats (from books to websites) with the goal to further understanding of choreographic ideas and processes. Our aim is to foster newly productive relations with both general audiences and other specialist practices and to contribute to an emergent unique body of knowledge pertaining to contemporary dance.

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Dance Arts & Humanities
Choreography Arts & Humanities
Cognitive science Arts & Humanities
Contemporary dance Arts & Humanities
Notation Arts & Humanities
Creative process Arts & Humanities
Documentation Arts & Humanities
Artwork Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2008 2017

Dance Becoming Data: Parts One and Two

deLahunta, S. & Koch, A. 9 Oct 2017 In : Computational Culture. p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Dance

Exploring Creative Thought in Choreography Together: Process Documentation with the Australian Dance Theatre

deLahunta, S., Vincent, J. B., Old, E., Stewart, G., Leach, J. & Stevens, C. 15 Sep 2017 Performing Process: Sharing Practice. Blades, H. & Meehan, E. (eds.). Intellect, p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Choreography
art
science
Audit
audit
Interdisciplinary collaboration

The Digital and back again: A Conversation on Motion Bank

deLahunta, S., Jenett, F. & Cramer, F. A. 2017 Fluid Access: Archiving Performance-based Art. Büscher, B. & Cramer, F. A. (eds.). Hildesheim: House Georg Olms, p. 211-224 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Artworks-spawning-artworks: trans-disciplinary approaches to artistic spin-offs and evolution in the dance and digital context

Vincent, J. B., Vincent, C., Vincs, K., deLahunta, S. & McCormick, J. 2016 Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, Vol. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Artwork
Dance

Activities 2014 2017

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Amsterdam Choreographic Coding Lab

deLahunta, S. (Organising Committee)
7 May 201711 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Dancing Data

deLahunta, S. (Speaker)
17 Mar 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Maaike Bleeker

Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros (Host), Blades, H. (Host), deLahunta, S. (Host)
10 Mar 2017

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

Unstable Fields of Knowledge Symposium

deLahunta, S. (Keynote Speaker)
21 Jan 201622 Jan 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

drawing, thinking, objects and code

deLahunta, S. (Speaker)
21 Apr 2016

Activity: Invited talk