Publications featuring Garry Stewart & Australian Dance Theatre
Bodies of Thought: Twelve Australian Choreographers – Launching July 2014
An important new book on Australian contemporary dance, Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers features a generation of award-winning, innovative Australian choreographers with international reputations and legacies of influence.
Focusing on a work by each artist—with an interview and an essay by a leading dance scholar—this groundbreaking book offers invaluable insights into the creation of remarkable works, at a time when Australian dance is enjoying international acclaim. Edited by Erin Brannigan and Virginia Baxter. Published by RealTime and Wakefield Press 2014.
Fifty Contemporary Choreographers – Second Edition
A unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers. Representing a wide range of dance genres, each entry locates the individual in the context of modern dance theatre and explores their impact. Edited by Martha Bremser and Lorna Sanders. Published by Routledge, 2011.
Shaping the Landscape – Celebrating Dance in Australia
This, the fourth book in the series ‘Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific’, explores the current dance scene in Australia from a wide perspective that mirrors the creative engagement of artists with Australian culture and the landscape. It looks at Indigenous dance, choreography beyond theatre, youth and community dance, Australian dancers’ versatility and risk-taking. The comprehensive essays recount immigrant influences, the legacy of the Ballets Russes and Bodenwieser companies, dance on stage and screen, education and training and the story of Ausdance — the unique nation-wide voice and political advocacy organisation for dance. Edited by Stephanie Burridge and Julie Dyson. Published by Routledge India, 2012.
Writing by Professor Kate Stevens
- Grove, R., Stevens, C., & McKechnie. S. (Eds.). (2005). Thinking in four dimensions: Creativity and cognition in contemporary dance. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.
- Stevens, C., & McKechnie, S. (2005a). Thinking in action: Thought made visible in contemporary dance. Cognitive Processing, 6(4), 243-252.
- Vicary, S., Robbins, R., Calvo-Merino, B., & Stevens, C. J. (2014). Recognition of dance-like actions: Memory for static postures or dynamic movements? Memory & Cognition, 42(5), 755-767.
Writing by Professor Kim Vincs
- Vincs, Kim and Barbour, Kim 2014, Snapshots of complexity : using motion capture and principal component analysis to reconceptualise dance, Digital Creativity, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 62-78. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14626268.2013.786732
- Vincs, Kim 2013, Dance and virtual physics: the mass of the object does not necessarily equal the object of the mass, in ISEA 2013 : Resistance is futile : Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ISEA International, Brighton, U. K., pp. 1-4. hdl.handle.net/2123/9748
- McCormick, John, Vincs, Kim, Nahavandi, Saeid and Creighton, Douglas 2013, Learning to dance with a human, in ISEA 2013 : Resistance is futile : Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ISEA International Australian Network for Art & Technology, University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W..
- The Sydney eScholarship Repository: Learning to dance with a human.
- Vincs, Kim and McCormick, John 2010, Touching space : using motion capture and stereo projection to create a virtual haptics of dance, Leonardo, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 359-366.
- Project MUSE – Touching Space: Using Motion Capture and Stereo Projection to Create a “Virtual Haptics” of Dance
Writing by Professor Leach
- ‘Modes of Creativity’ in Transactions and Creations. Property Debates and the Stimulus of Melanesia. (eds). E. Hirsch and M. Strathern, Oxford: Berghahn Books. Pp: 152-175. (2004) – A comparative examination of ‘modes of creativity’ in a Papua New Guinean society and in contemporary global discourse conditioned by intellectual property regimes. The analysis highlights the existence of ‘distributed creativity’ in the PNG case, and contrasts this with ‘appropriative creativity’ in the Euro-American mode.
- ‘Choreographic Objects: Contemporary dance, digital creations and prototyping social visibility.’ Journal of Cultural Economy. (2013) – An anthropological analysis of the motivations behind, and the contextual impetus towards, the engagement of Contemporary dance companies with digital adjuncts to, or illustrations of, the choreographic creation process.
Writing by Dr Scott deLahunta
- Scott deLahunta (2013) “Publishing Choreographic Ideas”. in: SHARE: Handbook for Artistic Research Education. eds. Mick Wilson & Schelte van Ruiten. ELIA: Amsterdam. pp. 170-177. The purpose of this essay is to consider “specific challenges around the development of a research culture within the field of choreographic practice. This paper illustrates the kind of thinking that emerges from within an arts practice as it formulates its own perspective on the building of a research culture immanent to the field.” (SHARE: Handbook for Artistic Research Education. p. 169. The full Handbook can be downloaded here: http://www.elia-artschools.org/activities/share)
- Scott deLahunta. (2011) Traces of Physical Intelligence. Chapter in: Gestalt der Bewegung. Editor: Annett Zinsmeister. pp. 94-113. Publisher JOVIS verlag. Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design. This chapter is published alongside a range of topics from the choreographies of car design and surveillance cameras to the ways movement protects buildings and dematerializes landscapes. The aim was to provide evidence to support the view that dance artists are in a unique position to shift prevailing attitudes toward ‘physical intelligence’. This evidence was shown in examples from a collection of choreographic resources being developed with choreographers.