Dr Rea Dennis

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Art and Performance

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

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

Publications

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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
2019

Inclusive Dramaturgies - A Place called Maze

Magda Miranda

(2019), The Burrow, J2

works

Performing Distraction: The Feeling of Walking

Rea Dennis

(2019), The School of Lost Arts, J2

works

Handling our arts heritage: In Our Backyard

Rea Dennis

(2019), Courthouse Youth Arts Gallery, J2

works
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

works
2017

Geo-choreographic flow

R Dennis

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

works

In search of tidelines

R Dennis

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

works

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

R Dennis

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

works
2016

Bicycle cloud project

R Dennis

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

works

River + stones

R Dennis

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

works

Pedaos

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2016), LaMama Theatre, J1

works
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

works

Seven seas of memory

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2015), Victoria Grange Vermont South, J2

works

Fractured

M Miranda, R Dennis

(2015), Footscray, Vic., J1

works
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

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, C1

journal article

Presents/presence

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2013), Atrium Theatre, J2-1

works

The yellow wallpaper

R Dennis

(2013), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

works

Selected chapters of noir

R Dennis

(2013), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

works

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

works
2012

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

R Dennis

(2012), pp. 279-296, Refugee Performance Practical Encounters, B1-1

book chapter

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

R Dennis

(2012), pp. 123-139, Theatre and Performance in Small Nations, B1-1

book chapter

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

works

Autobiographical solo performance residency

R Dennis

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

works
2011

Montage 5

R Dennis

(2011), Atrium Theatre, J1-1

works
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

works

Reclaiming the shrew

R Dennis

(2010), Soar Centre, J1-1

works

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

R Dennis, M Sznifer

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

works
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

works
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

works

Train tracks and rooftops

R Dennis

(2008), All Stars, J1-1

works

4 Regras de ouro

R Dennis, M Miranda

(2008), multiple, J1-1

works

Apart of and a part from

R Dennis

(2008), Chapter Arts Centre, J1-1

works
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

Dr Rea Dennis

  • 2018: $5,600

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Rohan Jones

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

Master of Arts, School of Communication & 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 & Creative Arts

Raffaele Rufo

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2017

Daniela Bertol

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2020

Marc Metzger

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & 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 & Creative Arts