Associate Professor Erin Deirdre Brannigan
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Erin Deirdre Brannigan

BAHons Sydney University

PhD UNSW

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Dr. Erin Brannigan is a Senior Lecturer in Dance in the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture. 

Erin wrote on dance for the Australian arts newspaper, RealTime 1997-2019. Academic publications include; 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.

Phone
+61 2 9385 7854
Location
119, Level 1 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Brannigan E, 2019, 'Whatever Happened to Dance Criticism?', in Thomas H; Prickett S (ed.), Routledge Companion to Dance Studies., Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 207 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315306551
    Books | 2019
    Brannigan E; Baxter V; Gallasch K; Baylis J; Thomson E; Card A, 2019, In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, Brannigan E, (ed.), UNSW Library, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2018
    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, http://www.intellectbooks.com/performing-process
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Brannigan E, 2018, 'Dance in the Gallery: Process and Memory', in Wycherley M (ed.), Invisible Histories, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Dance Theatre: Expanding the Form', in Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, pp. 92 - 93
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Books | 2014
    Brannigan E, 2014, Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, Brannigan E; Baxter V, (ed.), Wakefield Press, http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/product.php?productid=1172&cat=0&page=&featured=Y
    Book Chapters | 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
    Books | 2011
    Brannigan ED, 2011, Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image, 1st, Oxford University Press, New York
    Books | 2009
    2009, MAP Movement and Performance Symposium Papers, Brannigan ED, (ed.), Ausdance National, Canberra
    Book Chapters | 2003
    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
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Brannigan E, 2020, 'Artist’s Self-Archiving Toolkit', Critical Dialogues: Archives, Practice and the Independent Choreographer, vol. 13, pp. 70 - 75
    Journal articles | 2020
    Brannigan E; Van Hout V, 2020, 'Vicki Van Hout Interview with Erin Brannigan', Critical Dialogues 13: Archives, Practice and the Independent Choreographer, vol. 13, pp. 38 - 46, https://issuu.com/criticalpath/docs/critical-dialogue-13-singlepg
    Journal articles | 2019
    Brannigan E, 2019, 'Red Shoes', The International Journal of Screendance, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v10i0.6822
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Brannigan E; Mathews H, 2017, 'Performance, Choreography, and the Gallery: Materiality, Attention, Agency, Sensation, and Instability', Performance Paradigm, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 6, https://www.performanceparadigm.net/index.php/journal/article/view/190
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Brannigan E; Newton R, 2016, 'Propositions for Doing Dancing', Runway, http://propositions_for_doing_dancing_-_runway.pdf/
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Positively Unassertive: Dancing in the Art Gallery of NSW', Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet, vol. 45, pp. 26 - 29
    Journal articles | 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/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Brannigan ED, 2015, 'Writing Dancing (Sydney)', Critical Dialogues, vol. 5, pp. 4 - 8, http://criticalpath.org.au/resource_category/critical-dialogues/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Brannigan ED, 2015, ''Danse: An Anthology. ED. Noémie Solomon'', Dance Research Journal, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0149767715000054
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Brannigan E, 2015, 'Danse: An Anthology Edited by Noémie Solomon. 2014. Dijon: Les Presses du Reel. 325 pp., writer biographies. $34.95 cloth.', Dance Research Journal, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s014976771500011x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Brannigan ED, 2013, 'The Anatomy of Dance Composition', Choreologia, pp. 65 - 69
    Journal articles | 2012
    Brannigan E, 2012, 'Poetics of Contemporary Dance by Laurence Louppe. Translated by Sally Gardner. 2010. Alton, UK: Dance Books. 265 pp. including notes, bibliography, index. $39.95 cloth.', Dance Research Journal, vol. 44, pp. 101 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0149767711000398
    Journal articles | 2012
    Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Laurence Louppe’s Poetics of Contemporary Dance (London: Dancebooks, 2010)', Dance Research Journal, vol. 44, pp. 101 - 104
    Journal articles | 2012
    Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Transposing Style: Martin Del Amo’s new Solo Works', Brolga, vol. 36, pp. 25 - 30
    Journal articles | 2011
    Brannigan E, 2011, 'Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s by Carrie Lambert-Beatty Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s Lambert-Beatty Carrie MIT Press , Cambridge, MA', Dance Research Journal, vol. 43, pp. 114 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.5406/danceresearchj.43.1.0114
    Journal articles | 2011
    Brannigan ED, 2011, 'Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s', Dance Research Journal, vol. 42, pp. 114 - 117
    Journal articles | 2010
    Brannigan ED, 2010, 'Moving Across Disciplines: Dance and the Moving Image', Platform Papers
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brannigan ED, 2009, 'Karen Pearlman, Cutting Rhythms', Brolga, vol. 31, pp. 37 - 38
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brannigan ED; Brannigan E, 2009, 'The Life of Dance', What I Think about When I Think about Dancing, pp. 89 - 90
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brannigan ED, 2009, 'Micro-choreographies: The Close-up in Dancefilm', International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, vol. 5, pp. 121 - 139
    Journal articles | 2003
    Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Great Directors: Yvonne Rainer,', Senses of Cinema, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/03/rainer.html
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2003
    Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Erin Brannigan reviews Bill Nichols (ed), Maya Deren and the American Avant-garde', Screening the Past, vol. Issue 15
    Journal articles | 2003
    Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Erin Brannigan reviews Rainer Rother, Leni Riefenstahl: the seduction of genius', Screening the Past, vol. Issue
    Journal articles | 2002
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Brannigan ED, 2002, 'Maya Deren, dance and gestural encounters in Ritual in Transfigured Time', Senses of Cinema, vol. 22
    Journal articles | 1998
    Brannigan ED, 1998, 'Motion Pictures', Writings on Dance, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 84
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Brannigan E, 2019, 'Whatever Happened to Dance Criticism?', in Thomas H; Prickett S (ed.), Routledge Companion to Dance Studies., Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 207 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315306551
    Book Chapters | 2018
    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, http://www.intellectbooks.com/performing-process
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Brannigan E, 2018, 'Dance in the Gallery: Process and Memory', in Wycherley M (ed.), Invisible Histories, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Brannigan ED, 2014, 'Dance Theatre: Expanding the Form', in Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, pp. 92 - 93
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 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
    Book Chapters | 2003
    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
  • Conference Presentations | 2020
    Brannigan E; Raheem A; Taumoepeau L; Thomson E; Newton R, 2020, 'Plenary: Contemporary dance as collective gathering.', presented at Acts of Gathering: ADSA 2020, UNSW Sydney 1–4 December 2020., Sydney, 01 December 2020 - 04 December 2020
    Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    Brannigan E, 2019, In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, exhibited at: Sydney, 25 February 2019 - 25 April 2019, http://exhibitions.library.unsw.edu.au/realtime
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Brannigan E, 2019, In Response Dialogues with RealTime (Catalogue), Brannigan E, (ed.), UNSW
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Baxter V; Gallasch K; Brannigan E; Priest G; Sakkas K, 2018, Carriageworks, Sydney, Publication: RealTime in real time, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://performancespace.com.au/events/realtime-in-real-time/
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    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
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Curatorial Outputs | 2016
    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/
    Conference Presentations | 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/
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Conference Presentations | 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, -
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Undisciplined Assertions: Between Dance and the Visual Arts', presented at Undisciplining Dance Symposium, University of Auckland, -
    Conference Presentations | 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/
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    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
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Conference Presentations | 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/
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    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
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Conference Presentations | 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/
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Brannigan ED, 2013, 'Cage, Rainer and Contemporary Dance Authorship', presented at SEAM, 2013, Critical Path, Critical Path, Sydney, 16 July 2013 - 17 July 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Brannigan ED, 2012, 'The Anatomy of Trio A.', presented at International Symposium of Acting., Waseda University, Tokyo., 27 January 2012 - 29 January 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Gestural Exchange: Dancefilm and Beyond', presented at International Symposium in Acting, Waseda University, Tokyo, 27 January 2012 - 29 January 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    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
    Curatorial Outputs | 2010
    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/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2009
    Brannigan ED, 2009, Dance Screen - Sydney Festival, exhibited at: Sydney, 05 January 2009 - 26 January 2009, Sydney Festival of the Arts, http://www.brannigancuration.com/
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Brannigan ED, 2009, 'The Close-up in Dancefilm: Micro-choreographies', presented at SEAM 2009: Spatial Phrases, Critical Path, Rushcutter's Bay
    Theses / Dissertations | 2004
    Brannigan ED, 2004, A Cinema of Movement: Dance and the Moving Image
    Curatorial Outputs | 2003
    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/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Brannigan E, 2020, 'Artist’s Self-Archiving Toolkit', Critical Dialogues: Archives, Practice and the Independent Choreographer, vol. 13, pp. 70 - 75
    Journal articles | 2020
    Brannigan E; Van Hout V, 2020, 'Vicki Van Hout Interview with Erin Brannigan', Critical Dialogues 13: Archives, Practice and the Independent Choreographer, vol. 13, pp. 38 - 46, https://issuu.com/criticalpath/docs/critical-dialogue-13-singlepg
    Journal articles | 2019
    Brannigan E, 2019, 'Red Shoes', The International Journal of Screendance, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v10i0.6822
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Brannigan E; Mathews H, 2017, 'Performance, Choreography, and the Gallery: Materiality, Attention, Agency, Sensation, and Instability', Performance Paradigm, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 6, https://www.performanceparadigm.net/index.php/journal/article/view/190
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Brannigan E; Newton R, 2016, 'Propositions for Doing Dancing', Runway, http://propositions_for_doing_dancing_-_runway.pdf/
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Brannigan ED, 2016, 'Positively Unassertive: Dancing in the Art Gallery of NSW', Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet, vol. 45, pp. 26 - 29
    Journal articles | 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/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Brannigan ED, 2015, 'Writing Dancing (Sydney)', Critical Dialogues, vol. 5, pp. 4 - 8, http://criticalpath.org.au/resource_category/critical-dialogues/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Brannigan ED, 2015, ''Danse: An Anthology. ED. Noémie Solomon'', Dance Research Journal, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0149767715000054
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Brannigan E, 2015, 'Danse: An Anthology Edited by Noémie Solomon. 2014. Dijon: Les Presses du Reel. 325 pp., writer biographies. $34.95 cloth.', Dance Research Journal, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s014976771500011x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Brannigan ED, 2013, 'The Anatomy of Dance Composition', Choreologia, pp. 65 - 69
    Journal articles | 2012
    Brannigan E, 2012, 'Poetics of Contemporary Dance by Laurence Louppe. Translated by Sally Gardner. 2010. Alton, UK: Dance Books. 265 pp. including notes, bibliography, index. $39.95 cloth.', Dance Research Journal, vol. 44, pp. 101 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0149767711000398
    Journal articles | 2012
    Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Laurence Louppe’s Poetics of Contemporary Dance (London: Dancebooks, 2010)', Dance Research Journal, vol. 44, pp. 101 - 104
    Journal articles | 2012
    Brannigan ED, 2012, 'Transposing Style: Martin Del Amo’s new Solo Works', Brolga, vol. 36, pp. 25 - 30
    Journal articles | 2011
    Brannigan E, 2011, 'Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s by Carrie Lambert-Beatty Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s Lambert-Beatty Carrie MIT Press , Cambridge, MA', Dance Research Journal, vol. 43, pp. 114 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.5406/danceresearchj.43.1.0114
    Journal articles | 2011
    Brannigan ED, 2011, 'Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s', Dance Research Journal, vol. 42, pp. 114 - 117
    Journal articles | 2010
    Brannigan ED, 2010, 'Moving Across Disciplines: Dance and the Moving Image', Platform Papers
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brannigan ED, 2009, 'Karen Pearlman, Cutting Rhythms', Brolga, vol. 31, pp. 37 - 38
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brannigan ED; Brannigan E, 2009, 'The Life of Dance', What I Think about When I Think about Dancing, pp. 89 - 90
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brannigan ED, 2009, 'Micro-choreographies: The Close-up in Dancefilm', International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, vol. 5, pp. 121 - 139
    Journal articles | 2003
    Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Great Directors: Yvonne Rainer,', Senses of Cinema, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/03/rainer.html
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2003
    Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Erin Brannigan reviews Bill Nichols (ed), Maya Deren and the American Avant-garde', Screening the Past, vol. Issue 15
    Journal articles | 2003
    Brannigan ED, 2003, 'Erin Brannigan reviews Rainer Rother, Leni Riefenstahl: the seduction of genius', Screening the Past, vol. Issue
    Journal articles | 2002
    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
    Journal articles | 2002
    Brannigan ED, 2002, 'Maya Deren, dance and gestural encounters in Ritual in Transfigured Time', Senses of Cinema, vol. 22
    Journal articles | 1998
    Brannigan ED, 1998, 'Motion Pictures', Writings on Dance, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 84

Awards

Grants

  • SAM GRANT 2018 ($1800)
  • SAM GRANT Seed Research Grant, 2017 ($1000)
  • Collaborative Research Scheme 2016 with Dr. Theron Schmidt for ‘Pragmatics : Practice : Praxis,Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW ($5000)
  • Seed Funding 2017 ‘Pragmatics : Practice : Praxis,’ with Dr. Barbara Formis, Prof. Oliver Feltham, and Dr. Theron Schmidt, Performance Philosophy International. ($1000)
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar 2016 (rolled over to 2017) for Dr. Barbara Formis (Sorbonne), Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences. ($5000)
  • UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant, ‘New Paradigms for Performance Pedagogies,’ with Dr. Bryoni Trezise, 2015. ($28 000)
  • ARC Grant, 2013-2015 for The Experimental Humanities with Assoc. Prof Edward Scheer and Professor Stephen Muecke ($210, 000)
  • SAM GRANT 2012 Dance and Interdisciplinary Composition. ($2800)
  • UNSW Goldstar Grant 2011 for The Experimental Humanities with Assoc. Prof Edward Scheer and Professor Stephen Muecke ($30 000).
  • EMPA ERG Publication Subsidy for 12 Australian Choreographers, 2011 ($2800)
  • Australia Council Artform Development Grant for 12 Australian Choreographers, 2011, auspiced by RealTime ($15 000)
  • Australia Council out-of-round funding for 12 Australian Choreographers, 2010, auspiced by RealTime ($10 000).
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ECR Research Grant 2010 for 12 Australian Choreographers ($5000)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Grant 2010 for Gesture-Dance ($5000)
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidy 2010 for Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image ($2500)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Publication Subsidy 2009 for Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image ($2500)

 

 

  • FOR REELDANCE:

 

  • Australia Council, funding for ReelDance Festival as an Emerging Key Organisation, 2009-2011 ($200 000 per annum)
  • British Council for ReelDance Festival 2008 ($20500)
  • Australia Council International Market Development Strategies Funding 2008 ($35000)
  • Australia Council, funding for ReelDance Festival and associated events 2000-2008 ($30-40 000 per grant)
  • NSW Ministry for the Arts, funding for ReelDance Festival and associated events 2000-2007 ($30-40 000 per grant)
  • Australian Film Commission funding for ReelDance Festival and associated events 2000-2008 ($5-7000)
  • NSWFTO and other state film funding bodies 2000-2008 ($2000-$7000)

 

  • PERSONAL:
  • Dance Board and Audience and Market Development Division of the Australia Council out of round travel grant to attend Brighton Dance Screen 2005 ($5000)
  • Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) to attend dan(E)motion, dance on screen festival Jakarta 2005 as guest speaker and judge ($2000)
  • Dance Board and Audience and Market Development Division of the Australia Council out of round travel grant to attend Monaco Dance Forum (MDF) 2004 ($5000)
  • NSW Ministry for the Arts International Program Grant and Audience and Market Development Division of the Australia Council out of round travel grant for travel to Monaco Dance Forum/IMZ Dance Screen 2002 ($4000)
  • Postgraduate Research Travel Grant, UNSW, 1999 ($3000)
  • APA scholarship for PhD Candidature, 1998-2002

Media

Dr. Erin Brannigan was named the national ‘Field Leader of Theatre and Performance Studies’ by The Australian newspaper in the September 2019 special report, Research. Her research explores the condition of dance through its relationship with other art forms in interdisciplinary practices. Generated by specific works of art and art practices, studies cover: dance and the screen arts; gesture as a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework; interdisciplinary compositional strategies of the avant-garde (historic and contemporary); minimalism as a site of disciplinary assertion; and the experiment-experience nexus through a research-workshop practice with local artists. She was part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, The Experimental Humanities (2013-2016), with Professor Stephen Muecke and Professor Edward Scheer. Her primary current research project, Dance and the Visual Arts: Composition : Experiment : Sensation, involves academic and creative research associates nationally and internationally, publications including articles and books (NYP), and an industry-based project Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum - Exhibiting, Curating, Collecting and Conserving Dance (2021-2024) with partners at Tate UK, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Monash University Museum of Art which has attracted funding of nearly $400,000 from the Australia Research Council. She co-founded a School Research Cell in 2015, Intermedial Composition, with creative writing colleague, Dr. Stephanie Bishop, and has  facilitated an industry-based group, Writing Dancing, since 2010 which involves artists, students and academics. New Paradigms for Performance Pedagogies is a research project in partnership with Dr. Bryoni Trezise focused on the decolonization of UNSW’s Performing Arts curriculum, and Dancing Sydney: Mapping Movements: Performing Histories is a partnership with Sydney University, Macquarie University and the State Library of NSW working to secure the legacy of NSW-based dance artists through innovative archiving strategies. She is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Screendance and is a member of the research team Espas (Esthétique de la Performance et Arts du Spectacle) within A.C.T.E. (Arts Créations Théories Esthétiques) at the Sorbonne, Paris. 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. Her most recent exhibition was In Response: Dialogues with RealTime (25 Feb to 25 April 2019).

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

My research has interfaced with the arts industry since my first monograph, Dancefilm, which grew out of a festival I directed that toured Australia and New Zealand 2000-2008, ReelDance International Dance Screen Festival. My current research project Precarious Movements involves several art museums and artists, and my archival and curatorial work with the State Library and RealTime supports local dance artists. I also host artist panels regularly for Carriageworks. My teaching areas also articulate to industry; I run the performing arts internships in SAM, and teach Reviewing the Arts in which I work with local venues and press outlets to produce published student reviews. The Theatre and Performance Studies capstone course Program and Repertoire, which I've taught for 4 years, is our industry facing course and has guest lectures from key staff at Sydney Opera House, Griffin Theatre, Sydney Film Festival, Carriageworks, as well as dance and performance artists. 

Lecturer in Theatre and Performance and Dance Studies; Reviewing the Arts, Performing Arts Internships, Choreography, Performance and the Visual Arts, Musicals, Dance and Popular Culture, Program and Repertoire