Erin Brannigan

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Erin Brannigan is a Senior Lecturer in Dance in the School of English, Media and Performing Arts and works in the fields of dance and film as an academic and curator. Her current research explores the condition of dance within the broader field of the contemporary arts through its relationship with other art forms in intermedial practices. Generated by specific works of art, studies cover dance and the contemporary arts; 'gesture' as a cross-disciplinary framing concept; interdisciplinary compositional strategies of the historic and contemporary avant-garde; minimalism as a creative site of disciplinary assertion; and experiment as the substance of experience.

She was the founding Director of ReelDance (since 1999) and has curated dance screen programs and exhibitions for Sydney Festival 2008, Melbourne International Arts Festival 2003 and international dance screen festivals.

Erin wrote on dance for the Australian arts newspaper, RealTime, and publications include; a Platform Paper, Moving Across Disciplines: Dance in the Twenty-First Century (Sydney: Currency House, 2010), Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) and Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, (Kent Town, SA; Wakefield Press, 2014). She has published articles in Performance Philosophy, Dance Research Journal, The International Journal of Screendance, Senses of Cinema, Performance Paradigm, RunwayBroadsheet, Writings on Dance, Choreologia (Japan), Oxford Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics (2nd Ed.), Brolga and International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

Curatorial Website: http://cargocollective.com/Erinbrannigan/About-Erin-Brannigan

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Brannigan E, 2019, In Response Dialogues with RealTime and the RealTime Archive Launch
2019
Brannigan E; Baxter V, (ed.), 2014, Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Wakefield Press, http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/product.php?productid=1172&cat=0&page=&featured=Y
2014
Brannigan ED, 2011, Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image, 1st, Oxford University Press, New York
2011
Brannigan ED, (ed.), 2009, MAP Movement and Performance Symposium Papers, Original, Ausdance National, Canberra
2009
Book Chapters
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Brannigan E, 2020, 'Whatever Happened to Dance Criticism?', in Thomas H; Prickett S (ed.), Routledge Companion to Dance Studies., Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 207 - 220
2020
Brannigan E, 2019, 'Whatever Happened to Dance Criticism?', in Thomas H; Prickett S (ed.), Routledge Companion to Dance Studies., Routledge
2019
Brannigan E; Thomson L; Day M, 2018, 'Research as Co-Habitation: Experimental Composition across Theory and Practice', in Blades H; Meehan E (ed.), Performing Process Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice, Intellect (UK), Bristol, pp. 218 - 263
2018
Brannigan E, 2018, 'Dance in the Gallery: Process and Memory', in Wycherley M (ed.), Invisible Histories, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
2018
Brannigan E; Wait N, 2018, 'Non-Competitive Body States: Corporeal Freedom and Innovation in Contemporary Dance', in Dodds S (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 283 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190639082.001.0001
2018
Brannigan E; Wait N, 2018, 'Non-Competitive Body States: Corporeal Freedom and Innovation in Contemporary Dance', in Dodds S (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 283 - 304,
2018
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Yvonne Rainer's 'Lives of Performers': an 'undisciplined' encounter with the avant-garde', in Rosenberg D (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 517 - 536
2016
Brannigan ED, 2015, ''Dancing as Materiality: accumulation, texture, adornment and movement in Justene Williams' "The Curtain Breathed Deeply".', in Day C; Glass-Kantor A (ed.), Justene Williams - The Curtain Breathed Deeply, Artspace, Monash University Museum of Art, Sydney, pp. 45 - 47
2015
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Choreographing Texture', in Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Wakefield Press, Kent Town SA, pp. 138 - 142, http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/product.php?productid=1172&cat=0&page=&featured=Y
2014
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Dancing at the Intersections of Time, Space and Language', in Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Wakefield Press, Kent Town SA, pp. 132 - 133
2014
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Dance Theatre: Expanding the Form', in Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, pp. 92 - 93
2014
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Dance and the World: The Duality of Craft and Content', in Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Wakefield Press, Kent Town SA, pp. 46 - 47
2014
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Between Dance Practice and Choreography', in Brannigan E; Baxter V (ed.), Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, South Aust, pp. 6 - 8, http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/product.php?productid=1172&cat=0&page=&featured=Y
2014
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Bodies of Thought', in Baxter V; Brannigan E (ed.), Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, S. Aust, pp. 1 - 3, http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/product.php?productid=1172&cat=0&page=&featured=Y
2014
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Dance: Dance and Film', in Kelly M (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics, edn. 2nd, Oxford University Press, New York, NY
2014
Brannigan ED; Card A, 2003, 'Choreography', in Whiteoak J; Scott-Maxwell A (ed.), Currency Companion to Music & Dance in Australia, edn. Original, Currency House Inc., Sydney, pp. 130 - 131
2003
Conference Presentations
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Brannigan ED, 2016, 'From Monochromes to Choreography: Rauschenberg’s Relationship with Dance', presented at Tate Modern Public Program, Tate Modern, London, 19 December 2016 - 19 December 2016, http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/talk-and-lecture/robert-rauschenberg/monochromes-choreography-rauschenbergs
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Between Pose and Flow: Choreographics Exhibition, Carriageworks Sydney 2007', presented at Geste et corps dessinant : un enjeu entre art et technique, Musée des Arts et Métiers – le CNAM - et l’Institut Acte de l’Université Paris 1 et du CNRS, Paris, 06 December 2016 - 06 December 2016, http://www.arts-et-metiers.net/musee/journee-detude-geste-et-corps-dessinant-un-enjeu-entre-art-et-technique
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Creative Practice Across Music and Dance', presented at Il Corpo nel Suono, 2° convegno internazionale sui temi delle relazioni tra musica e danza, Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Roma, Italy, - , http://www.ilcorponelsuono.com/
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Intermedial Composition: Dance and the Contemporary Arts', presented at Lightmoves Festival of Screendance, Limerick, Ireland, - , https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5784f47b6a4963df86dfea3c/t/588a2b51db29d65fe815a1cf/1485450089175/light-moves-2016-brochure-web.pdf
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Mobile Strategies: Cage, Rauschenberg, Paxton, and the ‘Body’ in Mid-century Minimalism', presented at Performing Mobilities Assembly, Performance Studies International, Melbourne, -
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Undisciplined Assertions: Between Dance and the Visual Arts', presented at Undisciplining Dance Symposium, University of Auckland, -
2016
Brannigan ED, 2015, 'Delsarte: Methods for the Alternative Science of Modern Dance', presented at ADSA 2015: Revisiting The Player’s Passion: the Science(s) of Acting in 2015, University of Sydney, 23 June 2015 - 26 June 2015, http://sydney.edu.au/arts/conference/ADSA_2015/index.shtml
2015
Brannigan ED, 2015, 'A Dialogue about Choreography and All This Can Happen.', presented at Camera-Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema., University of Sydney, 08 April 2015 - 10 April 2015, http://www.camerastylo.org/
2015
Brannigan ED, 2015, ''Talking Back: What Dance might make of Badiou's philosophical project'', presented at Reason Plus Enjoyment 2015, UNSW, Sydney Australia, 10 July 2015 - 13 July 2015, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/reason-plus-enjoyment-conference-2015/
2015
Brannigan ED; Guerin L, 2015, 'Dance and the Visual Arts’ – on Xavier Le Roy’s Untitled', presented at The 13 Themes for 13 Rooms Salon, Pier 2, Sydney, 13 April 2015 - 13 April 2013, http://kaldorartprojects.org.au/event/free-symposium-the-13-rooms-salon
2015
Brannigan ED; Thomson L; Van Hout V, 2015, 'Dance and Film: Moving Arts.', presented at 24 Frames Per Second Artist’s Talks, Carriageworks, Sydney, 27 June 2015 - 27 June 2015, http://www.carriageworks.com.au/?page=event&event=24-frames-per-second-23011
2015
Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Poetic Thought and Writing-Dancing’', presented at CORD/Society of Dance History Scholars: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing, University of Iowa, 13 November 2014 - 16 November 2014, https://sdhs.org/conference2014-welcome
2014
Brannigan ED; Day M, 2014, 'ON DURATION and dance – 20 statements in 20 minutes’', presented at Meet the Artist Meeting the Artists, Techno Park Studios, Melbourne, 05 July 2014 - 05 July 2014, http://www.technoparkstudios.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=55
2014
Brannigan ED; Day M, 2014, 'ON DURATION and dance – 20 statements in 20 minutes’', presented at Salon on Durational Aesthetics, Carriageworks, Sydney, 17 May 2014 - 17 May 2014, http://performancespace.com.au/tehching-hsieh-salon-on-durational-aesthetics/
2014
Brannigan ED, 2013, 'Cage, Rainer and Contemporary Dance Authorship', presented at SEAM, 2013, Critical Path, Critical Path, Sydney, 16 July 2013 - 17 July 2013
2013
Brannigan ED, 2013, 'Yvonne Rainer’s “Lives of Performers”: An Undisciplined Film', presented at Transformations of the Image and Text, University of Western Sydney, 24 July 2013 - 26 July 2013
2013
Brannigan ED, 2012, 'The Anatomy of Trio A.', presented at International Symposium of Acting., Waseda University, Tokyo., 27 January 2012 - 29 January 2012
2012
Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Gestural Exchange: Dancefilm and Beyond', presented at International Symposium in Acting, Waseda University, Tokyo, 27 January 2012 - 29 January 2012
2012
Brannigan ED, 2011, 'The Anatomy of Trio A.', presented at NIEA Experimental Arts Conference, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 19 August 2011 - 20 August 2011
2011
Brannigan ED, 2009, 'The Close-up in Dancefilm: Micro-choreographies', presented at SEAM 2009: Spatial Phrases, Critical Path, Rushcutter's Bay, 01 October 2009
2009
Curatorial Outputs
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Brannigan ED, 2016, Choreography and the Gallery: A Salon, exhibited at: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 20th Biennale of Sydney, 27 April 2016 - 27 April 2016, Choreography and the Gallery: A Salon, https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/20bos/events/choreography-and-the-gallery/
2016
Brannigan ED, 2010, Gesture :: Performance | Film | Dance, exhibited at: UNSW Campus; Kensington, NSW, 15 June 2010 - 19 June 2010, Gesture :: Performance | Film | Dance, http://www.brannigancuration.com/
2010
Brannigan ED, 2008, Dance Screen - Sydney Festival, exhibited at: Sydney, 05 January 2009 - 26 January 2009, Sydney Festival of the Arts, http://www.brannigancuration.com/
2008
Brannigan ED, 2003, Body on Screen: Melbourne Festival 2003, exhibited at: Australian Centre for the Moving Image etc, 10 October 2003 - 25 October 2003, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, http://www.brannigancuration.com/
2003
Brannigan E, In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, exhibited at: Sydney, 25 February 2019 - 25 April 2019, https://www.unswlibrary-exhibitions.com/realtime
Journal articles
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Brannigan E, 2019, 'Talking Back: What Dance might make of Badiou’s philosophical project', Performance Philosophy, vol. 4, pp. 354 - 373,
2019
Brannigan E, 2019, 'Talking Back: What Dance might make of Badiou’s philosophical project', Performance Philosophy, vol. 4, pp. 354 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.21476/PP.2019.42240
2019
Brannigan E; Mathews H, 2017, 'Performance, Choreography, and the Gallery: Materiality, Attention, Agency, Sensation, and Instability', Performance Paradigm, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 6
2017
Brannigan E, 2017, 'Context, Discipline, and Understanding: The Poetics of Shelley Lasica’s Gallery-Based Work', Performance Paradigm, vol. 13, pp. 97 - 117, http://www.performanceparadigm.net/index.php/journal/article/view/196/193
2017
Brannigan E; Newton R, 2016, 'Propositions for Doing Dancing', Runway,
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Spirals within Spirals: Vortex Temporum at Sydney Festival', The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/spirals-within-spirals-vortex-temporum-at-the-sydney-festival-52687
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Positively Unassertive: Dancing in the Art Gallery of NSW', Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet, vol. 45, pp. 26 - 29
2016
Brannigan ED; Mees C, 2016, 'Breaths, Falls and Eddies in All this Can Happen: A Dialogue'', The International Journal of Screendance, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v7i0.5463
2016
Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Soft is Fast: Simone Forti in the 1960s and After', Performance Paradigm, http://www.performanceparadigm.net/index.php/journal/article/view/182
2016
Brannigan E; Newton R, 2016, 'Propositions for Doing Dancing', Runway
2016
Brannigan ED, 2015, ''Danse: An Anthology. ED. Noémie Solomon'', Dance Research Journal, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0149767715000054
2015
Brannigan ED, 2015, ''Choreography and the Gallery: Curation as Revision'', Dance Research Journal, vol. 47, pp. 5 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0149767715000054
2015
Brannigan ED, 2015, 'What is it that Dances Something Else?', Critical Dialogues, vol. 5, pp. 12 - 13, http://criticalpath.org.au/resource_category/critical-dialogues/
2015
Brannigan ED, 2015, 'Writing Dancing (Sydney)', Critical Dialogues, vol. 5, pp. 4 - 8, http://criticalpath.org.au/resource_category/critical-dialogues/
2015
Brannigan ED, 2013, 'The Anatomy of Dance Composition', Choreologia, pp. 65 - 69
2013
Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Laurence Louppe’s Poetics of Contemporary Dance (London: Dancebooks, 2010)', Dance Research Journal, vol. 44, pp. 101 - 104
2012
Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Transposing Style: Martin Del Amo’s new Solo Works', Brolga, vol. 36, pp. 25 - 30
2012
Brannigan ED, 2011, 'Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s', Dance Research Journal, vol. 42, pp. 114 - 117
2011
Brannigan ED, 2010, 'Moving Across Disciplines: Dance and the Moving Image', Platform Papers
2010
Brannigan ED, 2009, 'Micro-choreographies: The Close-up in Dancefilm', International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, vol. 5, pp. 121 - 139
2009
Brannigan E, 2009, 'Micro-choreographies: The close-up in dancefilm', International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, vol. 5, pp. 121 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/padm.5.2-3.121/1
2009
Brannigan ED, 2009, 'Karen Pearlman, Cutting Rhythms', Brolga, vol. 31, pp. 37 - 38
2009
Brannigan ED; Brannigan E, 2009, 'The Life of Dance', What I Think about When I Think about Dancing, pp. 89 - 90
2009
Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Great Directors: Yvonne Rainer,', Senses of Cinema, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/03/rainer.html
2003
Brannigan ED, 2003, '‘La Loïe’ as Pre-Cinematic Performance – Descriptive Continuity of Movement’', Senses of Cinema, vol. 28, http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/03/28/la_loie.html
2003
Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Erin Brannigan reviews Bill Nichols (ed), Maya Deren and the American Avant-garde', Screening the Past, vol. Issue 15
2003
Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Erin Brannigan reviews Rainer Rother, Leni Riefenstahl: the seduction of genius', Screening the Past, vol. Issue
2003
Brannigan ED, 2002, 'Sherril Dodds, Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art', Research In Dance Education, vol. 3, pp. 89 - 90
2002
Brannigan ED, 2002, 'Maya Deren, dance and gestural encounters in Ritual in Transfigured Time', Senses of Cinema, vol. 22
2002
Brannigan ED, 1998, 'Motion Pictures', Writings on Dance, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 84
1998
Brannigan E, 'Red Shoes', The International Journal of Screendance, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v10i0.6822
Brannigan E, 'Red Shoes', The International Journal of Screendance, vol. 10,
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Baxter V; Gallasch K; Brannigan E; Priest G; Sakkas K, 2018, RealTime in real time, Carriageworks, Sydney, RealTime in real time, Publication: RealTime in real time, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance),
2018
Baxter V; Gallasch K; Brannigan E; Priest G; Sakkas K, Carriageworks, Sydney, Publication: RealTime in real time, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
Theses / Dissertations
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Brannigan ED, 2004, A Cinema of Movement: Dance and the Moving Image
2004