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    Choreographic practice; Choreography and the screen; Epistemology of artistic practices; Somatic practices; Dance and digital technologies; Practice-research

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    I am an artist-scholar working with practices of choreography, filmmaking, somatics and dance. I was born in the Wairarapa in Aotearoa New Zealand, but now live and work in Coventry. My research is broad in scope but is underpinned by collaborative partnerships that explore the limits, possibilities and values of the moving human body. I work mostly through practice-research to make traditional and non-traditional scholarly outputs in which I seek to communicate complex ideas in accessible and innovative ways.

    I like to support the work of other people – particularly postgraduate students and early career researchers –  to seek to understand how artistic and scholarly practices might contribute to developing new understandings of humans in motion. 

    My current work explores science and arts understandings of body awareness and interoception, the complications of being and having a body in practice-research, and ongoing artistic practices exploring authentic movement, improvisation and the camera. 

    Some recent things I've made or developed include Lithium Dancing (in plain sight), Children of the soil, Force Majeure, Dancing Their Unhappy Freedoms, and The Body in Time.



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