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Ms Marie Hay

Job: Senior Lecturer in Dance

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Performance Research Group: Dance

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6185

E: mhay@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Personal profile

Marie has worked at De Montfort University since 2005 when she joined the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts as a teaching fellow. Since then, she has led the creation of a new degree programme in performing arts; been published internationally for her research on reflective dance practice; and taught on a range of modules as part of the BA (Hons) Dance programme.

Marie is currently admissions tutor for dance.

 

Publications and outputs 

 

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Key research outputs

 

Research interests/expertise

I am currently undertaking PhD research under the working title: 'The practice and perception of the speaking female contempoary dancer'. Through
an iterative and cyclical research process, I will work between studio-based
work, live performance, documentation, reading and writing to explore the
impact(s) of speech in performance for the female contemporary dancer.

I have been using speech and autobiography in my choreographic work since the completion of my MA to explore a dancer's, particularly a female dancer's, being in live performance. In doing so the intention has been to challenge fixed identities, but this approach also changes the nature of the dance performance - to one where performer and spectator roles blur. The demands on the dancer are also of concern, as speaking is not usually integrated in to the dancer's training.

Areas of teaching

On the undergraduate programme, Marie contributes to modules that include dance technique, current dance practices, dance history, performance and independent research.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance, De Montfort University (first class)

MA Dance, De Montfort University

PGCertHE, De Montfort University      

Honours and awards

DMU Teacher Fellow (August 2011) 

 

Membership of professional associations and societies

Higher Education Academy Fellow (2006 – present)

 

Conference attendance

Conference papers:

HAY, M. (2015) The performance of being: the emerging practice and perception of a speaking female contemporary dancer at the Boundaries: Transgression, Authority,
Performance conference, De Montfort University, 22 June 2015.

HAY, M. (2011) Designing assessment for autonomous learning at the Democratic learning conversations conference, De Montfort University, 16 December 2011. Research funded by the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts and a Research in Teaching Award. 

HAY, M. (2011) Interpreting embodied dance practice at the Dance and Somatic Practices conference, Coventry University, 8-10 July 2011.  Research funded by the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts and a Research in Teaching Award. Conference attendance funded by faculty research committee.

HAY, M. & MATHERS, L. (2011) Designing assessment for autonomous learning at the Assessment in Higher Education Conference. University of Cumbria, 6 July 2011. Research funded by a Research in Teaching Award. Conference attendance funded by faculty research committee.

HAY, M. (2009) Assessment and feedback: aligning dance practice with pedagogic research. In: Global Perspectives On Dance Pedagogy: Research And Practice.  De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 25-27 June 2009.  Illinois, University of Illinois Press, pp. 92-97.  Research funded by the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts. 

HAY, M. (2009) Assessment and feedback for autonomous learning in dance practice at the Eighth CLTR Learning & Teaching Research Conference, Edge Hill University, 3 June 2009.  Research funded by the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts and a Research in Teaching Award. 

HAY, M. (2008) Assessment for reflective learning in the creative arts, at 15th International Conference on Learning, University of Illinois, Chicago. June 2008. Research funded by the Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts. 

Key research outputs

HAY, M. & MATHERS, L. (2012) ‘Designing assessment for autonomous learning’, Practitioner Research in Higher Education. 6 (12) pp. 95-106.

HAY, M. (2012) ‘Interpreting embodied dance practice’, The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 3 (1-2) pp. 201-214.

HAY, M. (2010) Changing positions: dance and the FE-HE transition in the UK. PALATINE, Lancaster.

HAY, M. (2009) Assessment and feedback: aligning dance practice with pedagogic research. In: Global Perspectives On Dance Pedagogy: Research And Practice. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 25-27 June 2009. Illinois, University of Illinois Press, pp. 92-97.

HAY, M. (2008) ‘Assessment for reflective learning in the creative arts’, The international journal of learning. 15 (7) pp. 131-138.

Consultancy work

Consultant for Babington College (2012-13) advising on strategies to improve students performance through feedback and peer mentoring.

Assessor for BBC performing arts fund (2011)

 

Externally funded research grants information

HAY, M. (2010) Changing positions: dance and the FE-HE transition in the UK. PALATINE, Lancaster.

Changing Positions was initiated by SCODHE (Standing Conference on Dance in Higher Education) in conjunction with PALATINE, and funded by a PALATINE Development Award.

Internally funded research project information

Autonomous learning and emotional intelligence, funded by a DMU Teacher Fellow grant. January 2012 – July 2012

Autonomous learning in the creative disciplines: the transition into and through HE, funded through a Research in Teaching Award in collaboration with Lucy Mathers in Media Technology. February 2008 - July 2009

Professional esteem indicators

Reviewer - Assessment in Higher Education Conference (2013)

Reviewer - International Journal of learning (2008)

 

 

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