A/Prof. Rea Dennis

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Art and Performance

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

rea.dennis@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68234

Publications

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2022

Establishing an ecology of practice: a 'Do It Yourself' approach to performer training

R Dennis, K Hunter

(2022), pp. 1-17, Studies in Theatre and Performance, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

The Inclusive Drama Studio: Adaptive Strategies in University Actor Training

Rea Dennis

(2021), pp. 1-1, Inclusivity and Equality in Performance Training: Teaching and Learning for Neuro and Physical Diversity, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Gesture and handling: Designing a non-linguistic artbased process for Creative Ageing Opening Spaces project

Rea Dennis

(2021), Vol. 12, pp. 57-71, Journal of Applied Arts & Health, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

"I forget who I am while I remember who I was so I can perform who I am": memory, embodied practice, and thing-power in theater-making

R Dennis, K Hunter, M Miranda

(2021), pp. 1-17, Text and Performance Quarterly, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Our body recognises kindness: Moving, nature and labours unacknowledged

Rea Dennis

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 251-270, Performance Paradigm, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2020

An actress weeps: corporeal dissonance in the actor's experience of performing testimony in Eduardo Coutinho's Joga de Cena

Rea Dennis

(2020), Vol. 76, pp. 358-379, Australasian drama studies, Southbank, Vic., C1

journal article

Art meets sport: what can actor training bring to physical literacy programs?

Lisa Barnett, Rea Dennis, Kate Hunter, John Cairney, Richard Keegan, Inimfon Essiet, Dean Dudley

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Telematic dramaturgy in the time of Covid-19

Glenn D'Cruz, Rea Dennis

(2020), Digital culture and education, [Australia], C1

journal article

Enacting bodies of knowledge

Jondi Keane, Rea Dennis, Meghan Kelly

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 13-31, idea journal, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article
2019

Inclusive Dramaturgies - A Place called Maze

Magda Miranda

(2019), The Burrow, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Performing Distraction: The Feeling of Walking

Rea Dennis

(2019), The School of Lost Arts, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Handling our arts heritage: In Our Backyard

Rea Dennis

(2019), Courthouse Youth Arts Gallery, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2018

Diderot's body and cognitive science: sensation, impulse and action in performer training

R Dennis, L Lewis

(2018), Vol. 38, pp. 36-47, Studies in theatre and performance, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

River | Body | Walk: a choreographic of arrival

R Dennis

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 118-133, Performance Paradigm, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

All that is solid melts into movement

Kaya Barry, Rea Dennis, Jondi Keane

(2018), Brusnwick, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2017

Geo-choreographic flow

R Dennis

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

In search of tidelines

R Dennis

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Moving out of door: creative sustainability, moving practices and the artistic labour of women

R Dennis

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2016

Bicycle cloud project

R Dennis

(2016), [Toowoomba, Qld.], J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

River + stones

R Dennis

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Pedaços

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2016), LaMama Theatre, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2015

Beyond narrative: sound design as dramaturgy in contemporary performance

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 1-14, Body space technology journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Experience and the artist's body : resisting the Uber-artist construct in socially engaged performance

R Dennis

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 321-324, Research in drama education : the journal of applied theatre and performance, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The gainers

R Dennis

(2015), Pheonix Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Seven seas of memory

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2015), Victoria Grange Vermont South, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fractured

M Miranda, R Dennis

(2015), Footscray, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2014

Improvised performance: nurturing natural leadership

R Dennis

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 108-124, Journal of organisational transformation & social change, Leeds, England, C1

journal article

Presents//presence: Telematics, performance and embodiment

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 1-1, Liminalities: a journal of performance studies, Tampa, Florida, C1

journal article

Dancing with inter-disciplinarity: strategies and practices in higher education dance drama and music

P Carr, R Dennis, R Hand

(2014), York, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2013

Inclusive democracy : a consideration of playback theatre with refugee and asylum seekers in Australia

R Dennis

(2013), pp. 279-296, Refugee performance: practical encounters, Bristol, England, B1-1

book chapter

Between pride and shame : A dialogic consideration of honour bound and reconciliation! What's the story? in Pursuit of the Australian national identity

R Dennis

(2013), pp. 123-139, Theatre and performance in small nations, Bristol, England, B1-1

book chapter

Viewpoints, creativity and embodied learning : developing perceptual and kinaesthetic skills in non-dancers studying undergraduate university drama

R Dennis

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 336-352, Theatre, dance and performance training, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Presents/presence

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2013), Atrium Theatre, J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

The yellow wallpaper

R Dennis

(2013), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Selected chapters of noir

R Dennis

(2013), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

PORTFOLIO (2008-2012): Nonverbal Dramaturg - Perception, Memory and Disrupting the Hegemony of Narrative in the making of Train Tracks and Rooftops

R Dennis

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2012

Developing creative citizens through experiential learning environments in applied drama

R Dennis

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 37-58, Asia Pacific journal for arts education, New Territories, Hong Kong, C1-1

journal article

Landscapes of making : autobiography, memory & devised performance

R Dennis

(2012), pp. 1-1, ADSA 2012 : Compass Points: Locations, Landscapes and Coordinates of Identities : Proceedings of the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies 2012, Brisbane, Qld, E1-1

conference

Guantanamo presence

R Dennis

(2012), Outdoor, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Autobiographical solo performance residency

R Dennis

(2012), Sao Paulo, Brazil, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2011

Montage 5

R Dennis

(2011), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2010

Intimacy at work: Playback theatre and corporate cultural change in Mercedes Benz, Brazil

R Dennis

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 301-319, Journal of organisational transformation and social change, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Reclaiming the shrew : Beacon for Wales final project evaluation

R Dennis

(2010), Cardiff, Wales, A6-1

research report/technical paper

Train tracks and rooftops

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2010), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Reclaiming the shrew

R Dennis

(2010), Soar Centre, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Academia de criatividade e inovação : arts approach to creative thinking in business environments

R Dennis, M Sznifer

(2010), Sao Paulo, Brazil, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2009

Sensing the story: structure and improvisation in writing for performance.

R Dennis

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 231-249, Journal of writing in creative practice, Bristol, England, C1-1

journal article

Big clumsy feet stomping all over: shame, caution and fear in performance for peace building

R Dennis

(2009), Vol. 29, pp. 53-66, Studies in theatre and performance, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

From embodied practice to articulate scholar: blended learning and reflective practice in the first year drama studio

R Dennis

(2009), pp. 354-370, IDEA 2007 : Planting trees of drama with global vision in local knowledge : Proceedings of the International Drama Education Association 2007 biennial conference, Hong Kong, China, E1-1

conference

Train tracks and rooftops, Nambour

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2009), Artsync, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2008

Refugee performance: aesthetic representation and accountability in playback theatre

R Dennis

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 211-215, Research in drama education, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Train tracks and rooftops

R Dennis

(2008), Soar Centre, Penygraig, Wales, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Train tracks and rooftops

R Dennis

(2008), All Stars, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

4 Regras de ouro

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2008), multiple, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Apart of and a part from

R Dennis

(2008), Chapter Arts Centre, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2002

Nonverbal narratives: listening to people with severe intellectual disability

R Dennis

(2002), Vol. 27, pp. 239-249, Research and practice for persons with severe disabilities, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Move, Make, Play: An intergenerational arts-based approach to community building

A/Prof Rea Dennis

City of Greater Geelong - Creative Communities Grants

  • 2018: $5,600

A field trip to the future: Move, Make and Play

A/Prof Rea Dennis

City of Greater Geelong - Creative Communities Grants

  • 2022: $112
  • 2021: $7,500

Adapting collaboration - A remote art project

A/Prof Rea Dennis

City of Greater Geelong - COVID-19 Quick Response Community Grants

  • 2020: $1,600

Industry and Other Funding

Online, real time scenarios as an adult learning (training) context for rapid response workers.

Prof Matthew Delbridge, A/Prof Rea Dennis, Dr Miles O'Neil

Anglicare Victoria

  • 2022: $37,900

Other Funding Sources

AusStage Phase 7. The AusStage Data Laboratory: immersive interfaces, interoperability, connectivity and customisable visualisation

Prof Maryrose Casey, Dr Mary Cochrane, Prof Rachel Fensham, A/Prof Rea Dennis, Prof Stacy Holman Jones, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr Gillian Arrighi, Dr Jonathan Bollen, Dr Laura Ginters, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Prof Peta Tait, Prof Julian Meyrick, Dr Margaret Hamilton

The Flinders University of South Australia, ARC LIEF - Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities Program

  • 2021: $36,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2021

Kirsty Reilly

Thesis entitled: Cultural Alliance and Relationality in Australian First Nations Intercultural Mainstream Theatre Rehearsal Practice

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2020

Rohan Jones

Thesis entitled: Preparing for ¿Action!¿: an investigation into actor-direction for the screen

Master of Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Michele McNamara

Thesis entitled: In Plain Sight: Australian Women Directors and their rehearsal room practices in the contemporary theatre context

Master of Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Raffaele Rufo

Thesis entitled: Re-engaging Touch in Tango: An Experiential Framework for Kinesthetic Listening

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2017

Daniela Bertol

Thesis entitled: Form Mind Body Space Time : The Geometry of Human Movement

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2020

Marc Metzger

Thesis entitled: The Killing Shed: Building Performance from Pieces of Self

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2018

Louise Heidi Morris

Thesis entitled: OUT OF THE RUINS- Australian Sites, Inspirited Landscapes and the Social Sacred

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts