Dr Simon K Ellis

Course director @ Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University

Simon Ellis is a choreographer, dancer, film-maker, dramaturge, and teacher. He is from New Zealand but now lives in London, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. His recent choreographies are Pause. Listen (2014), Recovery (2014), and We Record Ourselves (2016). He also works closely with Colin Poole as Colin, Simon and I, and their latest work is Our White Friend (2016). Simon’s current research is on the ways in which screen culture is changing how we understand ideas and experiences in dance and performance, and how artistic processes are adapting to the rise of screens.

Simon’s practice-as-research PhD (University of Melbourne, 2005) was about liveness and documentation in relation to improvisation practices. As a scholar he now specialises in supporting the development of practice-as-research as an approach to help think through how and what we understand and might know through artistic practices.