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About Dr Evelyn Jamieson

Having performed and worked with leading choreographers, directors and composers such as Wayne McGregor and Leigh Landy and companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre and Dundee Rep Theatre her professional practice centres on teaching and learning in higher education and research informed teaching. This is supported with experience as an advisor to the Higher Education Academy and range of advisory roles for External University Institutional Reviews, Degree Validations, External Examining duties, and equally in the professional arts sector as a Board Member of National Dance Agencies, Dance and Theatre Companies/ Organisations.

Teaching

Evelyn teaches on performance and creative practices, devising and choreography, physical theatre, collaborative arts practice, teaching, educational theatre and applied drama and dance practices, site-specific performance, performance histories and critical frameworks, practice as research, and research methods.  

Evelyn has also worked at University College Bretton Hall and LIPA (The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) where she was Subject Leader, Head of Dance and Programme Leader for BA and MA programmes on dance, community drama and performing arts.

Research

Evelyn’s research informed teaching focuses on collaborative and creative practice. Selected research projects include: dance and music devising; collaborative connections between higher dance education, the professional dance sector and dance agencies in the UK; collective creative collaboration in dance and theatre; improvisation and performance; site-specific practice: The body in site; collaborative arts practice in higher education.

Teaching

Evelyn teaches on performance and creative practices, devising and choreography, physical theatre, collaborative arts practice, teaching, educational theatre and applied drama and dance practices, site-specific performance, performance histories and critical frameworks, practice as research, and research methods.  

Evelyn has also worked at University College Bretton Hall and LIPA (The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) where she was Subject Leader, Head of Dance and Programme Leader for BA and MA programmes on dance, community drama and performing arts.

Research

Evelyn’s research informed teaching focuses on collaborative and creative practice. Selected research projects include: dance and music devising; collaborative connections between higher dance education, the professional dance sector and dance agencies in the UK; collective creative collaboration in dance and theatre; improvisation and performance; site-specific practice: The body in site; collaborative arts practice in higher education.

Published Work

Books

Landy L and Jamieson, E. (2000). Devising Dance and Music: Idee Fixe Experimental Sound and Movement Theatre. University of Sunderland Press.

 

Chapter/Section

Harrop, P., & Jamieson, E. (2013). Snapshot ♯3: Collaboration, ensemble, devising.

In J. Britton (Ed.), Encountering ensemble(pp. 167-160). London, United Kingdom:

Bloomsbury.

 

Other publications

Landy, L., Ng, K. & Jamieson, E. (2003). "In Transit" or Realising One's Aesthetic when

the Technology Finally Catches Up. MAXIS Symposium2003. Leeds: 79-84 

 

Jamieson, E. (2007). Case study, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA):

Instilling an entrepreneurial spirit. In S. Burns, Mapping dance: Entrepreneurship and

professional practice in dance higher education(pp. 25-26). Lancaster, United Kingdom:

Palatine, Higher Education Academy. 

 

Jamieson, E. (2011). Collaborative practice: some thoughts. In C. Alix., E. Dobson., & R.

Wilsmore (Eds.), Collaborative arts practices in HE: Mapping and developing pedagogical

models(pp. 32-38). Retrieved from Higher Education Academy website:

https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resource/collaborative-art-practices-he-mapp...

developing-pedagogical-models.

 

Jamieson, E. (2012). Devising as a way of performing: Enacted or embodied. Published by

Prague Quadrennial 2012 on http://www.pq.cz/en/schenography-expanding

en.html Also can be retrieved from Chester Rep website

http://www.chester.ac.uk/sites/files/chester/Ev1.pdf

 

Jamieson, E. (2012). Collaboration – some more thoughts... Conference presentation at

the Middlesex University symposium – On Collaboration.

 

Jamieson, E. (2014). Touching the ineffable: Collective creative collaboration,

education and the secular-spiritual in performing arts. Dance, Movement &

Spiritualities,1(2), 271-282. doi.10.1386/dmas.1.2.283_1 

 

Jamieson, E. C. (2016). From dance cultures to dance ecology: a study of developing connections across dance organisations in Edinburgh and North West England, 2000 to 2016(Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.

 

Jamieson, E. (2018). Book review for NTQ (New Theater Quarterly), Choreographies: Tracing the materials of an ephemeral art formby Jacky Lansley Intellect 2017. New Theatre Quarterly, volume 34, Issue 3, August 2018.https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X18000192

Qualifications

PhD – University of Chester

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

MA Educational Theatre – University of Leeds

Graduate Diploma – London Contemporary Dance School

BA – Creative Arts, University of Leeds

ALCM – Speech and Drama, London College of Music

Fellow – British Association of Teachers of Dancing