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Ms Marie Fitzpatrick

Job: Senior Lecturer in Dance

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8374

E: mfitzpatrick@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Personal profile

Marie teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Dance and Performing Arts. Before joining DMU as a full time member of the dance team, Marie worked extensively as an independent dance artist in the UK and internationally since 1994. She was Co-Artistic Director of Short Stay Visitors Dance Company (1994 - 1998) and has worked as a performer with Fin Walker, Jamie Watton, Gill Clarke, Victoria Marks (USA), Reckless Sleepers Theatre Company, New Art Club and Bedlam Dance Company amongst others. Marie was also co-founder and Chair of Force 5‚ an artist led organisation supporting the professional development of mid-career artists (1999 – 2005).  Her current key teaching and research interests are dance practice-as-research, spatial practices, intermedial/interdisciplinary choreographic practices and forms.

Research group affiliations

  • Performance Research Group
  • Dance Research Interest Group
  • Intermediality and Performance Research Interest Group

Publications and outputs 

DOUGHTY, S. and FITZPATRICK, M. (to be published Autumn/Winter 2015) The identity of hybrid dance artist-academics working across academia and the professional arts sector IN: Choreographic Practices Journal. Intellect, London.

DOUGHTY, S. and FITZPATRICK, M. (2015) The dual identity of the hybrid dance artist-academic. Dance 4 Online Conversations, 13 March 2015. Available from: www.youtube.com/dance4presents

FITZPATRICK, M. (2015) three ones, NottDance Festival. Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. 11 March 2015.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2015) three ones Cultural Exchanges Festival, De Montfort University, Leicester.  26 February 2015.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2014) The three-ness of three ones IN: Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 6:2 London, Intellect Ltd. pp 143-157

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2014) Quick Shifts. Cultural Exchanges Festival (DMU) February 2014.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2013) [Interview] Dance and People. Vol 4. South Korea.

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2013) What’s the Score? Quick Shifts at NottDance Festival. March 2013.

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2013) Quick Shifts. Embrace Arts, Leicester.  March 2013

FITZPATRICK, M. (2013) [Interview] Dance and People. Vol 4. South Korea.

Key research outputs

DOUGHTY, S. and FITZPATRICK, M. (to be published Autumn/Winter 2015) The identity of hybrid dance artist-academics working across academia and the professional arts sector IN: Choreographic Practices Journal. Intellect, London.

DOUGHTY, S. and FITZPATRICK, M. (2015) The dual identity of the hybrid dance artist-academic. Dance 4 Online Conversations, 13 March 2015. Available from: www.youtube.com/dance4presents

FITZPATRICK, M. (2015) three ones, NottDance Festival. Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. 11 March 2015.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2014) The three-ness of three ones IN: Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 6:2 London, Intellect Ltd. pp 143-157

Research interests/expertise

Dance practice-as-research,  creative and choreographic practices, intermedial/interdisciplinary choreographic practices and forms, spatial practices.

Areas of teaching

  • Movement improvisation 
  • Contact improvisation 
  • Devising and Choreography 
  • Performance  
  • UK dance profession/infrastructure 
  • Research skills (Dance Research Project)
  • Reflective practice
  • Practice-as-Research

Qualifications

  • MA by Independent Study: Dance - Distinction
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts: Dance 

Courses taught

  • Dance BA (Hons)
  • Performing Arts (Hons)
  • MA Peformance Practices
  • MA Arts

Honours and awards

Associate Artist post at Dance 4: National Dance Agency for the East Midlands. 2000.

Conference attendance

Conference presentations:

FITZPATRICK, M. AND DOUGHTY, S. (2014) Mapping the landscape: the identity of hybrid dance artist-academics working in institutions and the professional arts sector. Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, 17th September 2014.

FITZPATRICK, M. AND DOUGHTY, S. (2014) Mapping the landscape: the identity of hybrid dance artist-academics working in institutions and the professional arts sector. Thinking Dance symposium, Leeds Met University, 18th July, 2014.

FITZPATRICK, M. AND DOUGHTY, S. (2013) Mapping the landscape: the identity of hybrid dance artist-academics working in institutions and the professional arts sector. Inventing Futures: Artistic research with/in Educational Institutions at the Artez Institute for the Arts, The Netherlands, 13th December 2013.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2013) My Body for Me, My Body for You’: Perspectives on a choreographic process. Intermediality and Performance Research Symposium, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2nd July 2013.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2013) Teetering on the edge: re-thinking the relationship of body and space within a dance practice-as-research case study. What is Performance Philosophy? Staging a new field Conference. University of Surrey, 13th April 2013.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2013) Bodies in Making: the worlding of three ones. Dance and Somatic Practices Conference. Coventry University, 12-14 July 2013.

BRESLIN, J., COWLEY, J., FITZPATRICK, M. Assessing collaborative practice in dance. Exploring the Hinterlands: mapping an agenda for institutional research conference, Southampton Solent University, June 2008.  (refereed paper)  Attendance funded by CEPA.

FITZPATRICK, M. O’DONNELL, S. and STEVENS, J.  ‘Re-thinking Dance Technique in Higher Education’ at PALATINE conference, De Montfort University. 29 November 2006.

Other forms of public presentation:

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2014) Quick Shifts. Cultural Exchanges Festival (DMU) February 2014.

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2013) Revivals. Quick Shifts. Cultural Exchanges Festival, DMU, Leicester. 21 February, 2013.

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2013) What’s the Score? Quick Shifts. NottDance Festival,              17 March 2013.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2012) three ones. De Montfort University, Leicester                     November, 17 November 2012.

FITZPATRICK, M. (2012)  three ones. Cultural Exchanges Festival, DMU, Leicester. 29 February 2012.  

FITZPATRICK, M. (2011) three ones. Quick Shifts at Embrace Arts, Leicester. 30 October 2011. 

FITZPATRICK, M. et al. (2011) ImprovFour, Cultural Exchanges Festival, De Montfort University, Leicester, 28 February 2011. 

Consultancy work

  • Interview panellist for the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Dance 4, East Midlands (NDA)   2009-2010.
  • Dance artist consultant for Ian Ritchie Architects, London on behalf of Dance 4 (NDA) February 2010.
  • Interview Panellist for Architecture competition of Space 4, for Dance 4 (NDA) 2010.
  • External panellist for the validation of BA Dance in the Community, University of East Anglia and University of Essex. 2009.
  • Board Member, PreSet Studios, Nottingham. 2004-05.
  • Chair of Force 5, East Midlands region. 2003-05.
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