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A podcast dedicated to research methodologies and methods in dance practice, intended for educators, students, practitioners and performers and interdisciplinary researchers curious to learn more about dance research in action.

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A podcast dedicated to research methodologies and methods in dance practice, intended for educators, students, practitioners and performers and interdisciplinary researchers curious to learn more about dance research in action.

Series 1 - 5 of ResDance are now live!

podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/resdance

Social media platforms - follow ResDance:

Instagram: @resdancepodcast
Facebook: facebook.com/resdancepodcast
Twitter: @GemmaHarman8

    AHRC Dance Research Matters Network Series: Episode 2

    AHRC Dance Research Matters Network Series: Episode 2

    Dancing Otherwise: Exploring Pluriversal Practices Network

    In this episode, Vicky, Daniela and Michelle share insight into the focus of the network, which aims to explore how
    practices created by artists from diverse backgrounds and artistic perspectives, produce new understandings, positionalities and new modes of knowing.  They reflect upon their network experiences thus far and offer insights into their approaches to the network events, underpinned by practices of care and creating new opportunities for
    dialogue. Throughout the episode, they consider what being otherwise means to them, the potential of Pluriversal thinking in allowing us to think more broadly and how such
    provocation may in turn, contribute to a wider dance research ecology.

    Dancing Otherwise: Exploring Pluriversal Practices Network

    The network emerged from the investigators’ interests in dance and politics and a curiosity about the potential for dance to explore, illustrate and provoke ways of relating and being ‘otherwise’. The Dancing Otherwise network looks beyond mainstream UK dance practices to explore culturally diverse, environmentally-engaged, experimental, edgy and novel modes of making, producing and researching dance that tell us something about the aspirations of artists and researchers for ' being otherwise' (Akomolafe 2022).

    Website: www.dancingotherwise.com

    Instagram: @dancingotherwise

    Victoria Hunter (Principal Investigator)

    Vicky Hunter is a Practitioner-Researcher and Professor in Site Dance and formerly head of the MA Choreography and Professional Practices programme at the University of
    Chichester. She joined Bath Spa in October 2023 and leads the AHRC ‘Dancing Otherwise: Exploring Pluriversal Practices’ network and is a member of the Ecotones research project led by Professor Amanda Bayley. Her research is transdisciplinary and includes site dance practice and theory, embodied research methods and post human feminism, eco-somatic awareness, environmental choreography, practice-research methods, dance and new materialisms.

    Biography: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/our-people/vicky-hunter/

    Contact: ⁠ v.hunter@bathspa.ac.uk

    Daniela Perazzo (Co-investigator)

    Daniela is Senior Lecturer in Dance and Postgraduate
    Research Coordinator for the School of Arts at Kingston University London. Her research interrogates the intersections of the aesthetic and the political in
    contemporary choreography, focusing on the ethical, po(i)etic and critical potentialities of experimental and collaborative practices. Her latest research engages with notions of vulnerability and discomfort and attends to the gaps, difficulties and entanglements of modes of being in
    relation. 

    Biography: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/staff/profile/dr-daniela-perazzo-179/

    Contact: D.Perazzo@kingston.ac.uk

    Michelle Elliott (Co-investigator)

    Michelle is the Subject Leader for Dance at Bath Spa University with research interests in a range of sociocultural issues, the ontology of creativity and embodied cognitive theories.  She has publications on critical approaches to dance analysis, dance and cultural identity politics and creativity research.  Michelle is the co-convenor of the Creative Practice and Embodied Knowledge Research Group, a collective that aims to celebrate and elevate knowledge that exists and emerges from our creative, embodied interactions and experiences.  

    Biography: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/our-people/michelle-elliott/

    Contact: M.Elliott@bathspa.ac.uk

    AHRC-funded Dance Research Matters Networks

    The five AHRC-funded Dance Research Matters Networks explore current issues and generate change and legacy for the sector. The ecosystems created by the Networks traverse across South Asian dance, digital black dance, future producing dance ecologies, critical dance
    pedagogies, and pluriversal dance practices and will be mapped for reach and impact in and beyond the sector.

    Please visit:

    danceresearchmatters.coven

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    ResDance Series 6: Episode 5: People watching, making forests, drifting attention and undesigning yourself with Theo Clinkard

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 5: People watching, making forests, drifting attention and undesigning yourself with Theo Clinkard

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 5: People watching, making forests, drifting attention and undesigning yourself with Theo Clinkard

    In this thought-provoking episode, Theo shares insight into his experiences as a dancer, choreographer, researcher and
    stage designer.  Through situating his thinking in his practice, we explore his experiences of collaborating with
    artists across disciplines; the value of encouraging investment from the performer and his thinking around bringing the person into the dancer.

    Born in Cornwall and based in Dartmoor, Devon, choreographer and stage designer Theo Clinkard has performed, created and toured contemporary dance internationally for 30 years, collaborating with artists from various disciplines including film, opera, theatre, performance and television. His practice is focused on the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic capacity of dance in performance. He seeks to create opportunities for memorable connection between audiences and dancers through working with attention, the senses and the imagination as a way to generate a landscape of feelings. Theo launched his own dance company in
    2012 and has steadily built a reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting contemporary work with large-scale commissions for companies such as Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and Candoco Dance Company and creations for his own company, including the celebrated ‘This Bright Field’ in 2017. His next large-scale company work ‘Village’ is planned for touring across the UK in 2025. 

    Movement Direction work includes ‘Aida’ at København Opera, ‘Good Luck to you Leo Grande’ starring Emma Thompson and ‘The Faggots and their Friends between Revolutions’, which opened last years Manchester International Festival. Theo has designed for opera, theatre, dance and live art, including work with Sydney Dance Company, Skånes Dansteater, Scottish Dance Theatre, Scottish Opera, Opera La Scala and Malmo Opera. Theo is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome and Festival and an Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University. 

    Photographer Hannah Close

    Contact details

    Email: theoclinkard@me.com 

    Social Media:

    Website: www.theoclinkard.com

    Published sources of interest

    Colin, N. Seago, C. Stamp, K. (2023). Ethical Agility in Dance: Rethinking Technique in British Contemporary Dance. Routledge: London.


    Chapter 3 - ‘Choosing a lens of values’: Dance
    training as relational practice Seke B. Chimutengwende, Theo Clinkard.

    Chapter 4 - ⁠‘As technique’⁠ ⁠Theo Clinkard⁠

    Other relevant sources

    www.under-story.com  -'A place for informal honest chat from people who work in dance focusing on the times when they had to navigate the unexpected in their career.'

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    ResDance Series 6: Episode 4: A Dose of Joy with Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 4: A Dose of Joy with Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 3: A Dose of Joy with Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu

    In this episode, Vicki shares insight into her experiences in dance and reflects upon the opportunities and the people who have informed her journey thus far. Through discussion of her work with Uchenna and as a choreographer and movement director in dance and theatre, she reveals her quest to lead with love, joy and peace and the role of empowerment in her practice, more widely. Throughout the episode, Vicki places emphasis on the value given to the individual bring seen and heard and the importance of
    connecting with others and helping others to see themselves in the stories they tell.


    Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu is the founder, creative director and
    joint CEO of Uchenna, a touring dance company that empowers, entertains and educates through dance. Independently, Vicki
    works as a Choreographer and Movement Director working in dance and theatre and as Coach and Facilitator working in the arts. She is the Director of Empowerment at People Make It Work and won the 2020 Women in Dance Award from AWA (Advancing Women’s Aspirations with Dance), a charity dedicated to helping women and girls aspire to leadership roles through dance.
    She is the Colossal Connections Coach who empowers Artistic Women to LET GO OF GUILT, experience COLOSSAL TRANSFORMATIONS & RECLAIM their lives.


    Contact details

    Email: vicki@vickiigbokwe.com

    Website: www.vickiigbokwe.com 

    Instagram: @vicki_igbokwe

    Uchenna Dance

    Instagram: @uchenna_dance

    Website: www.uchennadance.com 

    Coaching

    Monday energisers https://mailchi.mp/eaf8c3cd4cff/5sbuiumytt

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    • 39 min
    ResDance Series 6: Episode 3: The continuum between Sport Science and Dance Science with James Brouner

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 3: The continuum between Sport Science and Dance Science with James Brouner

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 3: The continuum between Sport Science and Dance Science with James Brouner

    In this episode, James shares insight into his background as a researcher and lecturer teaching performance analysis and biomechanics in both sport and exercise and dance medicine and science settings. We discuss his experiences and considerations when delivering biomechanical knowledge in a dance
    science setting and the value of the voice of the individual practitioner and
    artist in shaping research measures and future lines of inquiry.

    Dr James Brouner is the course leader for Sport and Exercise Science at Kingston University, teaching performance analysis and biomechanics in sport and exercise settings.  James also delivers on the Dance Science MSc at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance supporting biomechanical knowledge in dance science.  James’ research explores the impact of movement for understanding of optimal technique, tissue mechanics and reducing injury risk. James is currently supporting the Norwegian Breaking team in preparations for the Paris Olympics in 2024 where he is offering sport science support to the athletes in training and performance.

    Contact details

    Email: James.Brouner@Kingston.ac.uk

    Social media

    Instagram: @JBrouner11

                          @Kingstonunisportscience

    Linkedin -  linkedin.com/in/james-brouner

    X - @JBroune11

         @KUSportExSci

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    ResDance Series 6: Episode 2: Archives, Provenance and the Dancing Body with Laura Griffiths

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 2: Archives, Provenance and the Dancing Body with Laura Griffiths

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 2: Archives, Provenance and the Dancing Body with Laura Griffiths

    In this thought-provoking episode, Laura offers insight into her experiences as a researcher and educator and shares her
    thinking around notions of archive in relation to contemporary dance practice. Throughout the episode, Laura encourages listeners to challenge how we might re-think the archive and introduces ideas around originality, provenance and the body as an archive, where the journey begins and understanding remains.

    Dr Laura Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in Dance in the Leeds School of Arts at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Laura's research focuses primarily upon notions of archive in relation to contemporary dance practice, in particular the concept of the body as archive and the role of technology in producing dance archives. She has published several book chapters and journal articles around this subject. Professional industry experience has encompassed project management within the arts, dance teaching in community settings, lecturing and research project management. Laura is currently Vice Chair of Dance HE, the representative body for the teaching of Dance in Higher Education (https://www.dancehe.org.uk).

    Contact details

    Email: laura.griffiths@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 

    Social media

    @phoenixleeds  

    @nrcd_org

    Published sources of interest

    Griffiths, L.E. (2013) Between bodies and the archive: Situating the act, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 9:1, 183-195. DOI: 10.1386/padm.9.1.183_1

    Griffiths, L. E., (2023) “Dancing through Social Distance: Connectivity and Creativity in the Online Space”,Body, Space & Technology 22(1), 65–81. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/bst.9700 

    Other relevant sources

    https://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/book/ 

    https://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/virtual-gallery/

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    • 56 min
    ResDance Series 6: Episode 1: Multi-disciplined Creative Actions and the Courage to Explore with Keith Alexander

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 1: Multi-disciplined Creative Actions and the Courage to Explore with Keith Alexander

    ResDance Series 6: Episode 1: Multi-disciplined Creative Actions and the Courage to Explore with Keith Alexander

    In this episode, Keith shares insight into his background as a multidisciplinary artist scholar and his current experiences as a Fulbright Scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  By situating his ideas within both theoretical ideas and artistic experience, we explore his ways of working, approaches to practice and the inspirations he draws upon as a researcher and writer. Throughout the episode, Keith advocates the value of embracing new opportunities and his commitment to advocating for marginalized communities across artistic practice.

    Keith Alexander is a London based, Black American multidisciplinary artist scholar from Chesapeake, Virginia. An alumnus of
    Morehouse College, he began his dance training in Atlanta, Georgia through cross-registration with Spelman College’s Dance department. His academic and creative formation in “the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement” has influenced his artistic direction as he creates thought-provoking, social conscious art to heal and help transform the world. He is the 2022-2023 US-UK Fulbright Scholar
    at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Alexander's creative accomplishments include a documentary dance short film, selected for the 2023 London International Screen Dance Festival, and international projects as a choreographer, writer, and performer. Alexander is committed to courageous storytelling and advocating for marginalized and displaced communities across
    the world through the arts.

    Contact details  

    Email: info@kalexander.org

    Website: kalexander.org

    Social media

    Instagram: @kalexandersauce

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    • 28 min

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