School of Performing Arts - Theses
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Mind the gap: Jo Ha Kyu [Ma] and the missing teeth: evolutionary practice based on a somatic embodied unfolding of productions, pedagogy and personal events
In this personal case study, I offer an emergent embodied practice derived from a distinct fusion of Asian theatre practices (Chinese-Japanese) and Australian training. Using the principles of Jo Ha Kyu [Ma], I construct ...
Cueca, tradition and innovation: utilising the traditional Bolivian music form of Cueca as a generative tool in jazz based composition and improvisation
The Cueca is an expression of Latin American culture in the forms of dance, poetry and music. This investigation examines the important elements of the Bolivian Cueca, its history, development and geographical journey ...
Contemporary Australian Gothic theatre sound
This practice-based research analyses the significance of sonic dramaturgies in the development and proliferation of contemporary Australian Gothic theatre. Taking an acoustemological approach, I consider the dramaturgical ...
Choreographing time: temporality in choreography from the perspective of a solo improviser
Choreographing Time is a practice-led research project exploring how the temporality of improvisational material can be articulated to affect the attention of the audience. The research investigates how the intersubjectivity ...
Bodies of influence: contemporary dance in Melbourne 1995 – 2005
In the 1990s, prompted by the widely held view that the contemporary Australian dance sector was struggling, the Australia Council began a process of policy change aimed at ensuring the sustainability of contemporary ...
The embodied imagination: choreographic practice and dancing our way into being
‘The Embodied Imagination: choreographic practice and dancing our way into being’ is a practice led research project completed between 2013 – 2016 at the Victorian College of the Arts. The thesis comprises a performance ...
Reframing tradition: renegotiating flamenco dance within contemporary contexts
‘Reframing Tradition: Renegotiating Flamenco Dance within Contemporary Contexts’, is a practice-led inquiry undertaken between 2014 – 2016 at the Victorian College of the Arts as a Master of Fine Arts (Dance) by research. ...
Hurdy-gurdy: new articulations
The purpose of this thesis is to expand existing literature concerning the hurdy-gurdy as a contemporary musical instrument. Notably, it addresses the lack of hurdy-gurdy literature in the context of contemporary composition ...
An unfinished mindful body meets live choreographies of solo dance
My practice-led research that utilises live solo performances of improvised contemporary dance, explores the notion that the body can be considered as unfinished, unresolved. My research shows that such conceptualisations ...
Performer as medium: connecting past and present in improvisation
‘Performer as Medium: Connecting Past and Present in Improvisation’, is a practice-led research project undertaken between 2013-2016 at the Victorian College of the Arts as a Master of Fine Arts (Dance) by research. There ...