07 July 2014, 18.30

Monday Salon: Scott deLahunta (Coventry)

“Dance meets Science”: Choreography and cognition. The Motion Bank project

Keywords: Learning & Memory, Implicit Knowledge, Decision Making, Use of Imagery, Language ...

As a Senior Research Fellow at Coventry University, Scott deLahunta (PhD) continues his work as a writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He was an Associate Research Fellow with Dartington College of Arts (2000-2009) during which time he began his long-term research with Wayne McGregor|Random Dance. From 2006-2010, he was Research Fellow with the Art Theory and Research and Art Practice and Development Research Group, Amsterdam School for the Arts, where he worked closely with the dance company Emio Greco|PC.

deLahunta is currently the Project Leader for Motion Bank, a new four-year project (2010-2014) of The Forsythe Company providing a broad context for research into choreographic practice (motionbank.org).

He has held short-term research positions in a variety of context including Kings College Cambridge (2005) and serves on the editorial boards of Performance Research and the International Journal of Performance and Digital Media. He has published in a wide range of contexts and is frequently invited to speak at events internationally. deLahunta has also sat on various awards juries including Arts Council England, NESTA and Prix Ars Electronica.

All are welcome!



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