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Lorraine Smith

T:
01642 738556
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Dance
E:
lorraine.smith@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
 
 
Research:
Computing research
 
 

About Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith
Senior Lecturer in Dance, School of Computing, Media & the Arts
T: 01642 738556
E: lorraine.smith@tees.ac.uk
Research: Computing research

Lorraine Smith has worked as a dance artist in a wide range of professional, educational and community settings and has extensive experience in Inclusive Dance Practice.

Lorraine graduated from the University of Chichester with a 1st Class Degree in Dance Studies and holds a MA in Choreography from TrinityLaban.

She is co-founder of the Feminist Women's Institute: a collective that aims to explore current issues related to Feminist discourse through interdisciplinary experimental performance, and artistic director/choreographer of Silversmith Dance Theatre showcasing work in the UK, Slovakia and Portugal. She has worked as Choreographer in Residence for several organisations and collaborated on numerous projects as creator and performer. Past projects include choreographer for The Making Space (Siobhan Davies Dance) and commissions for the FUSE Festival 2013 and Playgrounds Dance Company (Northampton University).

For the last 7 years Lorraine has been a member of Arab dance troupe Al Zaytouna, touring large scale contemporary productions in the UK and internationally. She has performed in numerous live dance, film, interactive performance, installations and other experimental work and has extensive training in Butoh, Skinner Releasing Technique and Dance Theatre.

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Research interests

Lorraine has spent the past 5 years working as a choreographer and performer with the MA Costume for Performance at London College of Fashion. This has sparked her research interest in the impact of costume on live dance performance.

Other research interests include the effects of directorial presence on the devising process, the embodiment of character in dance, interactive performance (i.e. audience – performer relationships) and the balance between movement, music, costume and lighting when creating immersive experiences for both performer and audience.


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