In this talk Scott deLahunta presents Wayne McGregor’s ‘Choreographic Thinking Tools’ (CTT) alongside other related projects that point towards the artist’s role in creating unique resources for the study of choreography. deLahunta looks at how choreographers are publishing reflections on dance practice in collaboration with researchers, programmers and designers, creating heterogeneous publication projects make use of text, moving image and more open-ended digital platforms.
Gill Clarke studied English and Education at York University and spent her career as an independent dance artist, performer, teacher, choreographer/director and advocate. She was co-director of Independent Dance from 1996-2011.
Gill was a founding member of Siobhan Davies Dance Company and also performed and collaborated with other choreographers including Rosemary Butcher, Rosemary Lee, Janet Smith, Kate Brown and Marina Collard. Gill regarded teaching as an integral part of her artistic practice. She regularly led masterclasses and workshops internationally for students, professionals and companies, and collaborated with filmmaker Becky Edmunds on a multi-screen installation – Stones and Bones. Head of Performance Studies at LABAN from 2000-2006, she founded MA Creative Practice : Dance Professional which ID continues to lead in partnership with Trinity Laban and Siobhan Davies Studios. Gill was an Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Ulster, a joint NESTA fellow and a Trustee of Dance UK. She received a London Dance and Performance Award, the Jane Attenborough Award from One Dance UK and an MBE, which she returned in protest of the UK government’s foreign policy in Iraq.