Personal details

Name
Dr Steph Hutchison
Position(s)
Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Dance
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 5688
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Master of Arts (Deakin University)

Keywords

dance, technology, improvisation, physical thinking prototypes, choreography, motion capture, robotics, artificial intelligence

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Steph Hutchison is a choreographer, performer and artist-researcher. At the Queensland University of Technology, Steph is a dance academic and leader for the Experimental Creative Practice research theme of the Creative Lab, and co-leader for the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy. Her practice is driven by dance with a focus on endurance, extreme physicality and improvisation, and collaborations with motion capture, animation, robotics, haptics, and artificially intelligent performance agents. She has collaborated extensively on art, research, and industry projects with Deakin Motion.lab and John McCormick. Steph’s current research builds upon her Physical Thinking Prototypes establishing processes, methods and systems for constructing dancing bodies and ways of thinking in the digital age. Physical Thinking Prototypes also provide a methodology for calibrating participants systems within the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy at QUT – enabling, opening and creating potentials via embodied practice and experience.

 

Steph completed her PhD research at Deakin Motion.lab – meta: discourses from dancers inside action machines.

 

http://stephhutchison.com

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Steph Hutchison.

Teaching

Steph’s teaching experience spans professional, community, tertiary, secondary and primary settings. 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.

At QUT Steph currently designs, facilitates, mentors, coordinates or teaches into:

  • Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy
  • Dance and Technology
  • Dance Composition
  • Screen Dance
  • Dance Technique
  • Dance Performance
  • Foundations in Improvisation and Choreographic Practice
This information has been contributed by Dr Steph Hutchison.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Settling the score: Mapping spatio-temporal pre-scoring processes in independent practice
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lee McGowan, Professor Gene Moyle
  • The search for authentic digital performance: a mixed methods study of Australian theatre and dance
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Gene Moyle
  • A Structured Digitisation Framework for the Conservation and Archiving of Traditional Iban Dance Using Motion Capture
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Chris Carter, Mr Sorin Oancea
  • Generating Contemporary Choreography from Embodied Samplilng and Co-Creative Environments
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Gene Moyle