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Sara Giddens

Reader in Choreographic Practice

School of Arts and Media

Choreography, Site-specific, Pedagogy, Dwelling-as-a practice, Practice-as-research

As a choreographer and director, at the forefront of Practice-as-Research within Dance and Performing Arts, my focus has been both on producing both high quality practice and more traditional forms of dissemination. I have a sustained commitment to and reputation for challenging the borders and boundaries of dance, most recently receiving commissions from Birmingham International DanceXchange and The International Centre for Choreography (Ic4C) to develop two new bespoke performances; Still Moving: Moving Still (2018), and Life Class (2019). A seven screen video installation, Still-ing presented at Talking, Thinking, Dancing, and commissioned by Ic4C (2017], drew upon my post-doctoral work, and was one of two works representing the UK at the Artistic Doctorates in Europe (ADiE) inaugurmore...

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  1. Giddens, Sara orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0680-2189, Jones, Simon, Johnson, Neil and Wainwright, Tom (2015) West St Dream-Walk [Audio walk]. [Performance] (Unpublished)
  2. Giddens, Sara orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0680-2189, Long, Elizabeth and Spencer, Ruth Margaret (2018) Employing dwelling to re-consider individual and collaborative relationships to pedagogical practice. Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 10 (1). pp. 52-64. ISSN 1757-1871
  3. Giddens, Sara orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0680-2189 (2017) Still-ing: Sara Giddens (performance/installations and writing). [Show/Exhibition]
  4. Giddens, Sara orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0680-2189 and Jones, Simon (2014) Dream-walk. [Performance]