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Simon Ellis is an artist working with practices of choreography, filmmaking and dance. He was born in the Wairarapa in Aotearoa/New Zealand, but now lives in London. He is a Pākehā — a white person of European descent – and his experiences growing up in a politicised family environment nourished his curiosity about inequality, consumerism and digital technologies. These, in turn, underpin much of what his practice is about, and how it is conducted. He also thinks a lot about the ways humans might value things that are not easily commodified, and likes to imagine a world filled with people who are sensitive to their own bodies, and the bodies of others.


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Research Output 2014 2019

Pause. Listen. Visibility and Freedom in Choreographic Practice

Ellis, S., 5 Mar 2019, Dance and the Quality of Life. Bond, K. & Gardner, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 167-184 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Screendance Now

Bench, H. & Ellis, S., 25 May 2019, In : The International Journal of Screendance. 10, 1, 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

A World of Muscle, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance

Ellis, S. (ed.), Blades, H. (ed.) & Waelde, C. (ed.), 1 Jun 2018, Coventry: C-DaRE. 517 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Open Access

Between Faces

Ellis, S., 2018

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Open Access

Some Things about Dance

Ellis, S., 29 Mar 2018, London: Leanpub. 181 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access

Activities 2014 2019

A Dance of White Fragility

Simon Ellis (Speaker), Royona Mitra (Speaker), Arabella Stanger (Speaker)
4 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Temple University

Simon Ellis (Visiting researcher)
18 Mar 201828 Mar 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

University of Alabama

Simon Ellis (Visiting researcher)
28 Mar 20187 Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Between Faces

Simon Ellis (Keynote speaker)
9 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Colin, Simon and I: No Conflict Here

Simon Ellis (Speaker), Colin Poole (Speaker)
7 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Aerowaves Priority Company 2015

Simon Ellis (Recipient) & Colin Poole (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


MediaWall Competition

Simon Ellis (Recipient), Katrina McPherson (Recipient), Natalia Barua (Recipient) & Owa Barua (Recipient), 1 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Press / Media