- Dr Stephanie Hutchison
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
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Master of Arts (Deakin University)
Steph Hutchison is a choreographer, performer, and artist-researcher. She is an experienced and sought after artist with background in contemporary dance, improvisation, circus arts, physical theatre, dance video and dance technology. Steph was Artist in Residence at Arts Centre Melbourne from 2006–2011, and has been commissioned to create works for Arts Centre Melbourne, fLiNG Physical Theatre, Melbourne Dance Company and Little Devils Circus. Her evening length solo, WORK, was produced by Dancehouse in November 2013, where she has also been supported via Space Grants. Steph was awarded a Young and Emerging Artists Grant from the Australia Council and undertook mentorships with Legs on the Wall and Jodie Farrugia, and aerial arts tuition with Helene Embling at NICA. Her dance film works have screened at the Astor, ACMI, Federation Square and Dancehouse. Collaborators include: John McCormick, Simone Litchfield, Kathryn O’Keeffe, Claudia Maharaj and Kim Vincs. Steph has created work for numerous dance technology projects at Deakin Motion.Lab involving real-time motion capture systems, robots, haptic, 3D stereoscopic environments, transmedia dance works and artificial intelligence performance systems. She has worked with Motion.Lab on two Australian Research Council Discovery projects in dance technology, as well as several industry collaborations. Her recent performances include ‘Emergence’, real-time motion capture AI performance with John McCormick at Metanoia Theatre in Melbourne and within digital art symposiums in Ghent and Vancouver. Steph also collaborated on ‘The Crack Up’ a transmedia dance performance by Kim Vincs at the Merlyn Theatre. Steph completed her PhD research at Deakin University’s Motion.Lab – meta: discourses from dancers inside action machines. http://stephhutchison.com
Steph’s teaching experience spans professional, community, tertiary, secondary and primary settings. Her teaching areas include: contemporary dance, improvisation, dance and technology, ballet, physical theatre and fitness. She has been an Artist in Residence for Arts Centre Melbourne and a guest/sessional teacher for Deakin University, Dancehouse, National Theatre Ballet School, and National Institute of Circus Arts, among others.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.