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In this presentation, Jenny Roche will discuss experiences of collaborating as a dancer across a range of film projects, including with choreographers Liz Roche, Rosemary Butcher and recently, with Carol Brown, Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli on WAHAWAEAO. She will outline some of the insights gleaned from inhabiting a ‘mediated body’ and the dancing practices that evolved when shifting from the ephemerality of live performance to the (often) fragmented flow of choreographic filmmaking.
Jenny Roche (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Dance and the Course Director of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She was previously based at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (2013 – 2017). Her research focus is the creative practice of the contemporary dancer, exploring the specific nuances of this career from multiple perspectives including philosophical approaches, Somatics and narrative enquiry. She has worked extensively as a dancer in Ireland and internationally, and continues to work as a collaborator and performer in various creative arts research contexts. Her book Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer: Moving Identities was published in 2015.