Dr Sally Gardner

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2005

Contact

sally.gardner@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17351

Biography

I studied and danced with key artists in the vital period of the 1970s and '90s in London (Dancework), New York (Robert Kovich and Dancers, Sara and Jerry Pearson, and Judith Moss and dancers), Sydney (Russell Dumas's Dance Exchange) and Melbourne (Dance Works). I am a widely published dance commentator and am co-editor of the journal Writings on Dance. My research interests extend from philosophy of the body, through modern and post-modern dance to Indian and Indonesian dance cultures.

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Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of dancing experience and action, modern/post-modern and contemporary dance concepts, values and processes, philosophy of the body, and the historically and culturally specific modes of dance training.

I bring these concerns to bear on projects that investigate contemporary dance practices in Australia, the United States and Asian, especially India and Indonesia, and in thinking  across the conventional division between Western and non-Western, modern and traditional practices. I am also involved in projects that explore the relation between dancing experience and dance aesthetics and between dance and other arts.

Affiliations

  • Member Congress on Research in Dance (CORD).
  • Chair and co-ediotr Writings on Dance Incorporated
  • Member Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association
  • Editorial Committee Writing Past Colonialism book series, Institute of Postcolonial Studies;
  • Member Global Reconciliation Network.

Teaching interests

My teaching interests are in the areas of dance composition, drawing particularly on the avant garde of the 1960s known as post-modern dance. I also teach the bodywork fundamentals that support and develop dancers kinaesthetic imagination.

I supervise Dance Internships, Honours and Masters and PhD candidates.

Research groups

I am a member of the 'Flows and Catchments' research group.

Publications

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2015

Uses of the sampur in the halus (Refined) style of Yogyakarta court dance

Dr Sally Gardner

(2015), Vol. 32, pp. 228-244, Asian theatre journal, Hawaii, U.S., C1-1

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2014

Embodying provenance

Dr Sally Gardner, Russell Dumas

(2014), pp. 13-17, Bodies of thought: twelve Australian choreographers, Kent Town, S. A., B1

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Managing instability

Dr Sally Gardner

(2014), pp. 10-12, Bodies of thought: twelve Australian choreographers, Kent Town, S. A., B1

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Choreography, or framed kinaesthetics

Dr Sally Gardner

(2014), pp. 1-3, Framed movements, Melbourne, Vic., B1

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2012

Dancing and listening : Odissi across cultures

Dr Sally Gardner

(2012), Vol. 33, pp. 411-425, Journal of intercultural studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Trio a, ranup lampuan and sovereignty

Dr Sally Gardner

(2012), pp. 94-113, Writings on dance, Malvern, Vic., C1

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Practising research, researching practice : thinking through contemporary dance

Dr Sally Gardner

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 138-152, Cultural studies review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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With Vesna

Dr Sally Gardner

(2012), Burwood, Vic., J2

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Beyond anthropomorphism: Odissi and the botanical

Dr Sally Gardner

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 157-165, Studies in South Asian film and media, Bristol, England, C1-1

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2011

From training to artisanal practice : rethinking choreographic relationships in modern dance

Dr Sally Gardner

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 151-165, Theatre, dance and performance training, Abingdon, England, C1

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2010

Translating Laurence Louppe

Dr Sally Gardner

(2010), Vol. 46, pp. 356-371, Forum for modern language studies, Oxford, England, C1

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Introduction to the English translation

Dr Sally Gardner

(2010), pp. x-xvii, Poetics of contemporary dance, Alton, England, B1

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2008

Notes on choreography

Dr Sally Gardner

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 55-60, Performance research, London, England, C1

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Dancing beyond exercise : young people's experiences in dance classes

Dr Sally Gardner, Prof Paul Komesaroff, Rachel Fensham

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 701-709, Journal of youth studies, Cambridge, Mass., C1

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2007

The dancer, the choreographer and modern dance scholarship: a critical reading

Dr Sally Gardner

(2007), Vol. 25, pp. 35-53, Dance research: the journal of the society for dance research, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1

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2006

Modern dance, domestic life and civil society

Dr Sally Gardner

(2006), Vol. 15, pp. 1-19, Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, Crawley, W.A., C1

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2005

Dance classes, youth cultures and public health

Rachel Fensham, Dr Sally Gardner

(2005), Vol. 24, pp. 14-20, Youth studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1

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2004

Gendering discourses in modern research

Dr Sally Gardner

(2004), pp. 1-11, Conference Proceedings: Dance, Rebooted: Initializing the Grid, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

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2003

Introduction to irigaray

Dr Sally Gardner

(2003), pp. 234-242, Sexuality and medicine: bodies, practices, knowledges, Philadelphia, USA, B1-1

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