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Ms Sally Doughty

Job: Principal Lecturer Dance

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Dance; Intermediality and Performance

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

T: +44 (0)116 257 7834

E: sdoughty@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Research group affiliations

  • Dance
  • Intermediality and Performance

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Doughty, S. (2015) 'Hourglass' performance, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, 12 May 2015.

DOUGHTY, S. (2011). I Think Not, thefidget space, Philadelphia, USA, 9 November 2012; Polymer Culture Factory and Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, 20 and 21 October 2012; Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester, 8 March 2012.

Doughty, S et al (2008) Technological enhancements in the teaching and learning of reflective and creative practice in dance, Research in Dance Education. 9: 2, pp.129 – 146. ISBN: 1464-7893 (Print), 1470-1111 (Online)

Doughty, S (2007) une danse pour la radio: deux, SDHS/CORD Conference on Rethinking Practice and Theory, June, Paris. 

Doughty, S. (2006) a dance for radio. Laiks Dejot Festival, Riga, Latvia (2007); Royal Opera House, London (2006); Nottdance International Dance Festival, Nottingham (2006); University of Texas at Austin (2006); Laban Centre, London (2006, 2008); Cultural Exchanges, DMU, Leicester (2006/2008/2012)

Doughty S, and Mangan M. (2004) On Civility – Quarantine Theatre’s EatEat, ‘Performance Research Journal’, December: 10:1. 

Research interests/expertise

  • Improvisation as a performance mode
  • Improvisation as a means of generating movement in the rehearsal process for a fixed performance
  • Documentation and articulation of processes/practices involved in performance making and doing
  • Contemporary choreography
  • The practice of performing
  • Reflective practice:
    - developing a framework that develops analytical and reflective skills in those involved in movement improvisation
    - employing a range of technology/media to support student’s learning
  • Pedagogic Research
  • Intermediality and performance

Areas of teaching

  • Movement improvisation
  • Contact improvisation
  • Choreography
  • Performance 
  • Contemporary dance technique
  • UK dance profession/infrastructure
  • Promoting dance
  • Reflective practice
  • New Dance in Britain, 1970s. 

Qualifications

MA by Independent Study: improvisation as a creative tool in the rehearsal process

BA (Hons) Performing Arts: Dance

Courses taught

  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Honours and awards

DMU Teacher Fellow, 1 August 2010. For excellence in teaching and learning.

DMU Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009. Voted by students for outstanding teaching.

Membership of external committees

2007 – 2009: Member of the project advisory board for "Embodied Generative Music: An Investigation of the Relation Between Bodily and Musical Expression", an art/science research project based at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz, Austria.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the HEA (2002)

 

Conference attendance

Published Conference proceedings:

Doughty, S. and Fitzpatrick, M. (2015) 'Mapping the Landscape: the identity of the hybrid artist- academic', article due for publication in Choreographic Practices 2015/2016. 

Doughty, S (2007) une danse pour la radio: deux, Society for Dance History Scholars/Congress on Research in Dance Conference on Rethinking Practice and Theory, Le Centre National de la Danse Paris, 21-24 June. Performative paper.

Doughty, S and Stevens, J. (2002) Seeing myself dance: video and reflective learning in dance technique at Finding the Balance Conference on Dance in Higher and Further education in the 21st Century held at Liverpool John Moores University, June. CDRom. 

Doughty, S. (1999) Problems Encountered Within the Practical and Theoretical Interface, given at Exploding Perceptions, Performing Theory: Theorising Performance Conference, University College, Chichester, Sat 30 Oct. pp. 11 – 14. Performative paper.

Other non-published conference contributions:

Doughty, S. (2012) Thinking about I Think Not, Improvisation Practices Symposium, University of Northampton, 26 June 2012.

Doughty, S. (2006) Improvisation: what do I do and why do I do it?  PALATINE Improvisation Pedagogy Study Day, Leeds School of Music, 10 May 2006 and Teacher Fellow Conference, ‘Teaching and Research: Forging new relationships’, DMU, June.

Other forms of public presentation:

Doughty, S. (2015) 'Hourglass' performance, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, 12 May 2015.

Doughty, S. and Vear, C. (2014) Quicksilver performance, Kyma International Sound Symposium, Lubeck, Germany, September 2014.

DOUGHTY, S. and VEAR, C (2013) The Lovers, A commission by the Kyma International Sound Symposium, Institut Superieur de Brussels, Sunday 15 September 2013.

DOUGHTY, S. (2011) I Think Not, Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester, 8 March 2011.

DOUGHTY, S. (2006) a dance for radio, Cultural Exchanges Festival, De Montfort University, 29 February 2012; Laiks Dejot Festival, Riga, Latvia (2007); Something Big, Royal Opera House, London (2006); Nottdance International Dance Festival, Nottingham (2006); University of Texas at Austin, USA (2006); Laban Centre, London (2006, 2008); Cultural Exchanges Festival, DMU, Leicester (2006/2008) 

DOUGHTY, S. et al. (2011) Trio improvisation, Quick Shifts, Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester, 30 October 2011.

DOUGHTY, S. et al. (2011) A Dry Pool Fails, Crowley Theatre, Marfa, Texas, USA. 1 April 2011. 

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

DOUGHTY, S. et al (2010) Light Night, Nottingham, 20th February 2010. 

DOUGHTY, S. AND DE SPAIN, K. (2009) Utmaia, Performatica Festival, Puebla, Mexico, 18 - 25 April 2009. 

DOUGHTY, S. et al. (2007) Untitled Improvisation, Crowley Theatre, Marfa, Texas, USA. 31 March 2007. 

DOUGHTY, S. et al. (2006) Untitled Improvisation, Crowley Theatre, Marfa, Texas, USA. 14 April 2006.

DOUGHTY, S. et al (2006) Shifti International Festival of Improvisation at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 5 – 8 January 2006.

DOUGHTY, S. (2005) Untitled Improvisation, Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia. 17 June 2005. 

Externally funded research grants information

 

The still moving body – disposing of, recycling and documenting improvisation.  Arts and Humanities Research Council small grants award (2004 - 2006). Practice as research, investigating notion of recycling in improvisation and photography. Practical output: a dance for radio. Sole researcher/performer.  

Internally funded research project information

Improvisation: what do I do and why do I do it?  Pedagogic Research Project funded by Centre for Excellence in Performing Arts, De Montfort University.  2006 and 2007.  Sole researcher. 

Professional esteem indicators

  • Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy 2012/2012: peer reviewer
  • Research in Dance Education 2008: book review
  • Dancelines, 2008: peer reviewer
  • Dance Theatre Journal 2005: book review

Case studies

Referenced in: 

BURT, R. (2009).  History, memory and the virtual in current European dance practice, Dance Chronicle, 32:1–26. 

BROCKBANK, A. and McGILL, I. (2007). Facilitating reflective learning in Higher Education, 2nd ed. Berkshire, The Society for Research in Higher Education and Open University Press, pp128. 

'Something Big' - Sally Doughty (Photographer: Alastair Muir)Sally Doughty performing a dance for radio (photographer: Alastair Muir)Sally Doughty performing I Think Not. Photo by Hana Vojáčková.

Sally Doughty performing I Think Not. (Photo by Hana Vojáčková.)

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