ABOUT

Stacie Lee Bennett is Yorkshire born Dance Artist, Film Maker and Artistic Researcher based in Canterbury, UK.

Stacie’s work and interests interweave dance documentary and dance-film. Having graduated from University of Chester with a 1st Class Honors degree in Dance in 2011, she then achieved an MFA in Choreography from the University of Roehampton in 2013.

In January 2016 Stacie was appointed as Research Associate at the University of Kent, on Professor Paul Allain’s Leverhulme funded project ‘Physical Actor Training: an online A-Z and eBook’ and will be based in the School of Arts until 2018.

Stacie’s work aims to diversifying and re-present the experience and potential of dance and performance through the use of digital tools, specifically film. Stacie uses the frame or camera lens as a new space for choreography and artistic investigation.

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM | WHO IS THE LAND DANCE FILM INSTALLATION

Since May 2015 Stacie has been collaborating with choreographer Bethan Peters to develop Who is the Land, a well-travelled dance and film collaboration that investigates the ever-changing landscapes and coastlines that exist where the land meets the sea.

The project explores ‘hidden gems’ around the UK and observes the cultivation of choreography in these unique places. Taking a sensitive approach to the environment and experiencing the fragile beauty of these varying terrains, the work observes what we take from the land and the traces we leave behind. The locations that feature in the film includes: Gower Peninsula, The Isle of Arran, South coast of Cornwall and Whitby.

The film, which just finished its stint at the National Maritime Museum, London is part of an installation that will include responses from people who reside in and visit the places Stacie and Bethan travelled to.The installation has been developed in conjunction with Bethan’s yearlong choreographic residency at Royal Museums Greenwich, which is centred around the theme of exploration and discovery.

To view a section of the work, please click here.

 

FORGED LINE DANCE COMPANY | LINA

I recently collaborated with Emily and Luke of Forged Line Dance Company at the William Herschel Museum in Bath. We spent the day at the museum reproducing and exploring the material from their performance LINA, which premiered in 2017.

LINA is a work that delves into the caring yet complex relationship between William and Caroline, where family ties are tested by individual ambition. Music merges into science, art becomes mathematics, and a brother and sister, far from home, change how we see the universe forever.

The collaboration has involved recording and developing a short-film which will form part of the LINA tour later in the year.

 

 

CONTACT

Email : info@stacieleebennett.com
Phone : 07969741316