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Dr Victoria Hunter

Reader in Site-Dance and Choreography & MA Choreography and Professional Practices leader | 01243 816 425

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.

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