Professor Victoria Hunter

Professor of Site-Dance, & MA Choreography and Professional Practices Leader

Vicky Hunter

About

Vicky Hunter is a Practitioner-Researcher and Professor in Site Dance at the University of Chichester.

She teaches across a range of theoretical and practical modules, areas of specialism include: site dance practice and theory, choreography, practice-research methods, dissertation research and PhD supervision.

Vicky has previously led the BA Dance programme at the University of Leeds and taught on the M.A choreography programme at LIPA and contributed to the delivery of the M.A choreography programme at Fonty’s Academy in Tilburg, Holland and the B.A Dance and Culture programme at the University of Surrey.

Vicky convenes the University’s Environment and Experience Research Group and her writing on site-dance has been published in Literary Geographies, New Theatre Quarterly, Performance Research, Choreographic Practices and Contemporary Theatre Review.

Her edited volume Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance was published by Routledge in 2015 and she is co-author of (Re) Positioning Site-Dance (Intellect 2019) with Melanie Kloetzel (Canada) and Karen Barbour (Aotearoa New Zealand).

Her monograph Site, Dance and Body: Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement explores human-environment synergies through material intra-actions and was published by Palgrave in 2021.

Her practice-based research includes include:

  • Beneath (2004)
  • The Library Dances (2006)
  • Project 3 (2007), a durational dance installation work
  • x3 (2010) a site-specific dance film
  • Dancing the Beach for West Wittering beach on the South coast of England in June 2013,
  • The Abbots Dances (Guildford 2014)
  • A Dance for You, Royal Holloway, 201
  • Dance Site and Body, Barcelona 2018
  • A Holding Space, Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, West Sussex, 2021

Vicky has PhD supervisory experience in the areas of:

  • Site dance and architectural practice
  • Choreographic Sense-making
  • Dance and Archiving
  • Hip Hop Dance theatre
  • Site dance and inner/outer landscapes
  • Durational walking practice
  • Dance, lighting and new materialism
  • Choreography, clay and pottery
  • Dance and embodiment

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Article

Hunter, V. (2022) A Holding Space. Ecocene Arts, 3 (1). pp. 93-96. ISSN 2717-8943 0.46863/ecocene.74

Hunter, V. (2019) Vernacular Mapping: Site-Dance and Embodied Urban Cartographies. Choreographic Practices, 10 (1). pp. 127-144. ISSN 2040-5669 10.1386/chor.10.1.127_1

Hunter, V. and Pellitero, A. M. (2018) The Somatic Landscape of Urban Migrant Identities: Mapping Emotional Engagements of Site, Dance and Body in Raval, Barcelona, as Case Study. ATINER'S Conference Paper Series. ISSN 2241-2891

Hunter, V., Palmer, H., Foley, J. and Kucia, K. (2018) Situated Knowledge, Transmissions of Practice and Parasitic Endeavour. RUUKKU: Studies in Artistic Research (9). ISSN 2341-9687 10.22501/ruu

Hunter, V. (2017) Perecquian Perspectives: Dialogues with Site-Dance (Or, ‘On being here and there’). Literary Geographies, 3 (1). pp. 27-49. ISSN 2397-1797

Hunter, V. (2012) ‘Moving Sites’: Transformation and re-location in site-specific dance performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22 (2). pp. 259-266. ISSN 1048-6801 10.1080/10486801.2012.666740

Hunter, V. (2012) ‘Moving Sites’: Transformation and Re-location in Site-specific Dance Performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22 (2). pp. 259-266. ISSN 1048-6801 10.1080/10486801.2012.666740

Hunter, V. (2011) 'Spatial Translation and 'Present-ness' in Site-Specific Dance Performance'. New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (1). ISSN 0266-464X 10.1017/S0266464X11000030

Hunter, V. (2011) Spatial translation and 'present-ness' in site-specific dance performance. New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (1). pp. 28-40. ISSN 0266-464X 10.1017/S0266464X11000030

Hunter, V. (2010) 'Getting Lost: Site-specific Performance and Relocation'. Performance Research, 12 (2). pp. 31-34. 10.1080/13528160701554592

Hunter, V. and Gladstone, P. (2009) Dance and Social Inclusion: Facilitating the Process, Developing Graduate Employability. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 4 (2). ISSN 1833-1866

Hunter, V. (2005) 'Embodying the Site: The here and Now in Site-Specific Dance Performance'. New Theatre Quarterly, 24 (4). ISSN 0266-464X doi: 10.1017/s0266464x05000230

Book Section

Hunter, V. (2022) Traversing Terrain and Staying Put: Performing Endurance. In: Contemporary Meanings of Endurance: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781032343846 10.4324/9781003321842

Hunter, V. (2020) Dancing-Walking with Trees. In: Walking Bodies: Papers, Provocations, Actions from Walking's New Movements, the Conference. Triarchy Press Ltd, Bristol. ISBN 9781913743093

Hunter, V. (2019) Material Touchstones: Weaving histories through site-specific dance performance. In: (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol, pp. 135-158. ISBN 9781783209989

Hunter, V. (2019) Performing Parks and Squares. In: (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol UK, pp. 189-218. ISBN 9781783209989

Hunter, V. (2019) Sited English Folk dance as a form of site dance: Heritage, tradition and resistance. In: (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol UK, pp. 79-104. ISBN 9781783209989

Hunter, V. (2019) Scoring and Siting: Improvisatory Approaches to Site-Specific Dance. In: The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780199396986 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199396986.001.0001

Hunter, V. (2017) Experiencing Space: Some Implications for Site-Specific dance Performance. In: Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. Routledge, London. ISBN ISBN 9781317191575

Hunter, V. and Gladstone-Barrett, P. (2016) The power of dance to transform the lives of disadvantaged youth. In: The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice, Policy and Research. Oxford Textbooks in Public Health . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199688074

Hunter, V. (2016) Radicalizing Institutional Space: Revealing the Site through Phenomenological Movement Inquiry. In: Radical Space: Exploring Politics and Practice,. Radical Cultural Studies, 1 (1). Rowman and Littlefield, London.

Hunter, V. (2015) 'Dancing the Beach: Between Land, Sea and Sky'. In: Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. ROUTLEDGE, London.

Hunter, V. (2015) Moving Sites. In: Moving sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. Routledge, London, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9780415713252

Hunter, V. (2015) Dancing-Worlding the Beach. In: 'Affective Landscapes'. Ashgate, pp. 268-291.

Hunter, V. (2013) Creative pathways: Developing lifelong learning for community dance practitioners. In: Lifelong Learning, the Arts and Community Cultural Engagement in the Contemporary University: International Perspectives. Universities and Lifelong Learning . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719088018 9780719088018

Hunter, V. (2013) Creative Pathways: Developing Lifelong Learning for Community Dance Practitioners. In: Lifelong Learning, the arts and Community Cultural engagement in the Contemporary University: International Perspectives, Manchester University Press. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN ISBN: 978-0-7190-8801-8

Hunter, V. (2009) Experiencing space: The implications for site-specific choreography. In: Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. Routledge, London, pp. 399-415. ISBN 9780415490870

Hunter, V. (2009) 'Experiencing Space: The Implications for Site-Specific Choreography'. In: Contermporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. ROUTLEDGE, London.

Monograph

Hunter, V. (2021) Site, Dance and Body: Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement. Documentation. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. 10.1007/978-3-030-64800-8

Book

Barbour, K., Hunter, V. and Kloetzel, M. (2019) (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol UK, pp. 189-218. ISBN 9781783209989

Hunter, V. (2015) Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415710176

Show/Exhibition

Hunter, V. (2015) A Dance For You. [Show/Exhibition]

Video

Hunter, V. (2014) The Abbots Dances (2014) Abstracts. [Video]

Hunter, V. (2014) Dancing The Beach - Film. [Video]

Other department members

Abi Mortimer
Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Dance
Alice Shepperson
Associate Lecturer (Contemporary)
Amy Scarlett Morvell
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