Sarah Rubidge

Professor Emerita (Dance)


University of Chichester

Dance and New Media, Choreographic/Interactive Installations, Philosophical issues in Dance Practices, Inter-disciplinary dance practices

I am a practioner-scholar combining my activities as a choreographic/digital installation artist and writer on the theoretical implications of dance practice. Co-founder of the Bristol Community Dance Centre in the early 1980s, I later worked for several years as a dance artist in education with some of Britain's top contemporary dance artists, at the same time developing my choreographic practice and critical writing. In 1994 I embarked on a career in Higher Education, first at Laban, London, (now Trinity/Laban), latterly at the University of Chichester. In 2000 was awarded an AHRB Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts. Three years after the completion of the Fellowship I was appointed Reader in Digital Performance at University of Chichester, and in 2008 Professormore...

2000 Ph.D: Laban Centre/City University, London 1986 M.Phil : University of Surrey 1977 B.Ed (Hons): Dance, University of London (Goldsmiths College)

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  1. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2003) Spaces of sensation: The immersive installation and corporal literacy. In: International AILA Conference on Literacy, 23-26th September 2003, University of Ghent. (Unpublished)
  2. Rubidge, Sarah F. and Wijnans, Stan (2007) A preliminary exploration of the choreographic potential of new motion tracking technologies in conjunction with interactive ambisonic surround sound. Project Report. University of Chichester, Chichester. (Unpublished)
  3. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2009) Performing installations: towards an understanding of choreography and performativity in interactive installations. In: Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader. Routledge, London, pp. 596-623. ISBN 9780415490870
  4. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2008) Towards an understanding of liminal imagery in the digital domain. In: Dance Dialogues: Conversations Across Cultures, Artforms and Practices, 13-16 July 2008, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  5. Rubidge, Sarah F. and Jannides, Chris (2008) In/extensive topologies. In: Symposium to explore relationships between performativity and space, 30 Oct 2008, Canterbury School of Architecture University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury. (Unpublished)
  6. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2008) Understanding in our bodies: nonrepresentational imagery and dance. In: Dance, Neuroscience, Transmediality, Sept 2008, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), Department of Social, Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences; Faculty of Science, Comunicatione and Economics. (Unpublished)
  7. Rubidge, Sarah F. (1998) Embodying theory. In: Practice as Research and Research as Practice, June 1998, Laban Centre, London. (Unpublished)
  8. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2010) How art matters. Athens Dialogues e-Journal.
  9. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2010) Fugitive moments: Artist's report of research project undertaken as part of the Wellcome Trust People's Award (2004-2006). Project Report. Sarah Rubidge. (Unpublished)
  10. Rubidge, Sarah F. (2010) Diagramming movement between the cartographic and the choreographic: research report. Project Report. Sarah Rubidge. (Unpublished)