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Dr Sally Gardner

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

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 '80s 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 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 Asia, 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

Chair and co-editor Writings on Dance Incorporated

Editorial Committee 'Senses of the Postcolonial' book series, Institute of Postcolonial Studies and Palaver;

Member Global Reconciliation Network.

Member IFTR

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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2021

Teaching the Dance Subject in Australian High Schools

S Gardner, O Millard

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 103-113, Journal of Dance Education, C1

journal article
2018

... dance for the time being: Russell Dumas in conversation with Sally Gardner

R Dumas, S Gardner

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 379-390, Postcolonial studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

On dance notation, or the process of recording movement on paper

S Gardner

(2017), pp. 168-203, To note: notation across the disciplines, Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter
2015

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

S Gardner

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

journal article
2014

Managing instability

S Gardner

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

book chapter

Embodying provenance

S Gardner, R Dumas

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

book chapter

What is a transmitter?

Sally Gardner

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 229-240, Choreographic Practices, Bristol, United Kingdom, C1

journal article

Choreography, or framed kinaesthetics

S Gardner

(2014), pp. 1-3, Framed movements, Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2012

Dancing and listening : Odissi across cultures

S Gardner

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

journal article

Trio a, ranup lampuan and sovereignty

S Gardner

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

journal article

Practising research, researching practice : thinking through contemporary dance

S Gardner

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

journal article

Beyond anthropomorphism: Odissi and the botanical

S Gardner

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

journal article

With Vesna

S Gardner

(2012), Burwood, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2011

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

S Gardner

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

journal article
2010

Introduction to the English translation

S Gardner

(2010), Poetics of contemporary dance, Alton, England, B1

book chapter

Translating Laurence Louppe

S Gardner

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

journal article
2008

Notes on choreography

S Gardner

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

journal article

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

S Gardner, P Komesaroff, R Fensham

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

journal article
2007

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

S Gardner

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

journal article
2006

Modern dance, domestic life and civil society

S Gardner

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

journal article
2005

Dance classes, youth cultures and public health

R Fensham, S Gardner

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

journal article
2004

Gendering discourses in modern research

S Gardner

(2004), pp. 1-11, Conference Proceedings: Dance, Rebooted: Initializing the Grid, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, E1

conference
2003

Introduction to irigaray

S Gardner

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

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Mary-Kate Kennedy

Thesis entitled: You are now in Harmonic Poise: Modern dance interrogates verticality

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2016

Shaun McLeod

Thesis entitled: The Movement Between: Dance Improvisation, Witnessing and Participatory Performance

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2013

Olivia Mary Millard

Thesis entitled: From Score to Work: Making a Group, Improvising a Dance

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2020

Raffaele Rufo

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2012

Stephanie Elise Hutchison

Thesis entitled: Work: A poetics of endurance within the viscous solo Sampling: choreographic interventions for dance and circus

Master of Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2011

Sela Kiek

Thesis entitled: Dancing the Building: Movements between Bodies and Built Structure

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2010

Sheridan Linda Lang

Thesis entitled: The Role of Memory in Establishing and Destabilising Choreographic Practice

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

2003

Shaun McLeod

Thesis entitled: Chamber: Dance Improvisation, Masculine Embodiment and Subjectivity

Master of Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts