ABOUT

 

Stacie is a dance artist, filmmaker and PhD scholarship candidate researching creative digital technology for performing arts education at De Montfort University. She is also the digital and communications assistant at People United (arts & kindness charity) and an honorary senior research associate at University of Kent.

Stacie achieved a first class BA Hons Degree in dance from the University of Chester in 2011 and went on to gain an MFA in Choreography from the University of Roehampton in 2013. She then completed an internship in the Roehampton Dance Department creating a digital platform for dialogue between artists, students and audiences whilst also developing a digital portfolio of design work and film material for artists and arts venues across London. Stacie has also led practical workshops and seminars on ‘digital film for research’ and taught on the Dance Anthropology MA programme and the Screendance BA3 module at the University of Roehampton.

Since that time Stacie has worked in various roles, from project coordination in the learning and participation department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to marketing & project management executive at Reactive Graphics digital design agency, London and most recently she completed a two-year research project in the University of Kent, School of Arts developing a digital resource for actor training. The resource was published in July 2018 by Methuen Drama Bloomsbury and the work involved presentations and workshops testing and evaluating the work in progress with students and academics, internationally.

In January 2018 Stacie began my PhD journey. My PhD study is focused on evaluating the role of digital creativity in pre-HE performing arts education and examining the national shortfall in digital performance capabilities of students entering HE courses and industry.

Through practice based research methods and collaborating with key stakeholders, including professional companies, universities and key education providers this PhD aims to define and theorise a pedagogic framework for using technology within FE performing arts subjects, working within the existing syllabus and harnessing the skills already present in students.

Alongside this, Stacie is working with People United, an innovative charity based in Canterbury promoting kindness and pro-social change through arts and creativity. Stacie is assisting in developing their communications strategy and enhancing their digital presence through producing relevant content, maintaining relationships and engaging new audiences.

Stacie’s creative practice is interdisciplinary and mainly rooted in cine-choreographic exploration and collaboration. One of my latest collaborative projects commissioned by the National Maritime Museum, London, was a yearlong research project and screen dance installation titled Who is the Land which combined film and choreographic techniques to form part of an immersive installation.

 

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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

Stacie recently collaborated with Emily and Luke of Forged Line Dance Company at the William Herschel Museum in Bath. They spent the day at the museum exploring the material from their performance LINA that 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