Dr Victoria Hunter

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

Vicky Hunter

About

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

She began her career as a freelance contemporary dance choreographer and movement director working with opera and theatre companies before completing a P.G.C.E in dance and teaching at the BRIT School for Performing Arts.

She teaches across a range of theoretical and practical modules and has a specialism in teaching Cunningham-based contemporary technique.

Following the completion of her Masters degree in choreography and directing Vicky became a lecturer at Bretton Hall College and subsequently Programme Manager for Dance at the University of Leeds.

Vicky has also 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 completed her PhD in site-specific dance performance exploring the relationship between the site and the creative process in December 2009.

Her research is practice-based, productions include Beneath (2004) situated in the basement of the Bretton Hall mansion building, The Library Dances (2006) situated in the Leeds Central Library building, Project 3 (2007), a durational dance installation work and x3 (2010) a site-specific dance film, Bodies and Beaches for West Wittering beach on the South coast of England in June 2013.

Vicky’s 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 (New Zealand). Her forthcoming monograph publication Site, Dance and Body:Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement explores human-environment synergies through material intra-actions and is due for publication with Palgrave in early 2020.

Chiprints repository

Friday, 26 February 2021

(Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives

Barbour, Karen, Hunter, Victoria and Kloetzel, Melanie (2019) (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol UK, pp. 189-218. ISBN 9781783209989
Friday, 12 February 2021

Site, Dance and Body: Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement

Hunter, Victoria (2021) Site, Dance and Body: Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement. Documentation. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK.
Thursday, 1 October 2020

Dancing-Walking with Trees

Hunter, Victoria (2020) Dancing-Walking with Trees. In: Walking Bodies: Papers, Provocations, Actions from Walking's New Movements, the Conference. Triarchy Press Ltd, Bristol. ISBN 9781913743093
Friday, 29 March 2019

The Somatic Landscape of Urban Migrant Identities: Mapping Emotional Engagements of Site, Dance and Body in Raval, Barcelona, as Case Study

Hunter, Victoria and Pellitero, Ana Moya (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
Thursday, 14 February 2019

Scoring and Siting: Improvisatory Approaches to Site-Specific Dance

Hunter, Victoria (2019) Scoring and Siting: Improvisatory Approaches to Site-Specific Dance. In: The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780199396986
Thursday, 14 February 2019

Performing Parks and Squares

Hunter, Victoria (2019) Performing Parks and Squares. In: (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol UK, pp. 189-218. ISBN 9781783209989
Thursday, 14 February 2019

Material Touchstones: Weaving histories through site-specific dance performance

Hunter, Victoria (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
Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sited English Folk dance as a form of site dance: Heritage, tradition and resistance

Hunter, Victoria (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
Thursday, 7 February 2019

Vernacular Mapping: Site-Dance and Embodied Urban Cartographies

Hunter, Victoria (2019) Vernacular Mapping: Site-Dance and Embodied Urban Cartographies. Choreographic Practices, 10 (1). pp. 127-144. ISSN 2040-5669
Thursday, 2 August 2018

Moving Sites

Hunter, Victoria (2015) Moving Sites. In: Moving sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. Routledge, London, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9780415713252
Thursday, 21 June 2018

Situated Knowledge, Transmissions of Practice and Parasitic Endeavour

Hunter, Victoria, Palmer, Helen, Foley, Jessica and Kucia, Karolina (2018) Situated Knowledge, Transmissions of Practice and Parasitic Endeavour. RUUKKU: Studies in Artistic Research (9). ISSN 2341-9687
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Experiencing Space: Some Implications for Site-Specific dance Performance

Hunter, Victoria (2017) Experiencing Space: Some Implications for Site-Specific dance Performance. In: Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. Routledge, London. ISBN ISBN 9781317191575
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Perecquian Perspectives: Dialogues with Site-Dance (Or, ‘On being here and there’)

Hunter, Victoria (2017) Perecquian Perspectives: Dialogues with Site-Dance (Or, ‘On being here and there’). Literary Geographies, 3 (1). pp. 27-49. ISSN 2397-1797
Thursday, 1 December 2016

The power of dance to transform the lives of disadvantaged youth

Hunter, Victoria and Gladstone-Barrett, Pauline (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
Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Dance For You

Hunter, Victoria (2015) A Dance For You. [Show/Exhibition]
Friday, 21 October 2016

Radicalizing Institutional Space: Revealing the Site through Phenomenological Movement Inquiry

Hunter, Victoria (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.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Abbots Dances (2014) Abstracts

Hunter, Victoria (2014) The Abbots Dances (2014) Abstracts. [Video]
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Dancing The Beach - Film

Hunter, Victoria (2014) Dancing The Beach - Film. [Video]
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

'Experiencing Space: The Implications for Site-Specific Choreography'

Hunter, Victoria (2009) 'Experiencing Space: The Implications for Site-Specific Choreography'. In: Contermporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. ROUTLEDGE, London.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

'Embodying the Site: The here and Now in Site-Specific Dance Performance'

Hunter, Victoria (2005) 'Embodying the Site: The here and Now in Site-Specific Dance Performance'. New Theatre Quarterly, 24 (4). ISSN 0266-464X
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Creative Pathways: Developing Lifelong Learning for Community Dance Practitioners

Hunter, Victoria (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
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Dance and Social Inclusion: Facilitating the Process, Developing Graduate Employability

Hunter, Victoria and Gladstone, Pauline (2009) Dance and Social Inclusion: Facilitating the Process, Developing Graduate Employability. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 4 (2). ISSN 1833-1866
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

‘Moving Sites’: Transformation and Re-location in Site-specific Dance Performance

Hunter, Victoria (2012) ‘Moving Sites’: Transformation and Re-location in Site-specific Dance Performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22 (2). pp. 259-266. ISSN 1048-6801
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

'Spatial Translation and 'Present-ness' in Site-Specific Dance Performance'

Hunter, Victoria (2011) 'Spatial Translation and 'Present-ness' in Site-Specific Dance Performance'. New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (1). ISSN 0266-464X
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

'Getting Lost: Site-specific Performance and Relocation'

Hunter, Victoria (2010) 'Getting Lost: Site-specific Performance and Relocation'. Performance Research, 12 (2). pp. 31-34.
Thursday, 24 March 2016

'Dancing the Beach: Between Land, Sea and Sky'

Hunter, Victoria (2015) 'Dancing the Beach: Between Land, Sea and Sky'. In: Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. ROUTLEDGE, London.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance

Hunter, Victoria (2015) Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415710176
Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Dancing-Worlding the Beach

Hunter, Victoria (2015) Dancing-Worlding the Beach. In: 'Affective Landscapes'. Ashgate, pp. 268-291.
Thursday, 3 October 2013

Experiencing space: The implications for site-specific choreography

Hunter, Victoria (2009) Experiencing space: The implications for site-specific choreography. In: Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. Routledge, London, pp. 399-415. ISBN 9780415490870
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Spatial translation and 'present-ness' in site-specific dance performance

Hunter, Victoria (2011) Spatial translation and 'present-ness' in site-specific dance performance. New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (1). pp. 28-40. ISSN 0266-464X
Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Creative pathways: Developing lifelong learning for community dance practitioners

Hunter, Victoria (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
Tuesday, 12 March 2013

‘Moving Sites’: Transformation and re-location in site-specific dance performance

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