Paula Guzzanti, MLitt by Research Trinity College Dublin, BA(Hons) International Relations (UCS Buenos Aires, Argentina), Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) Belfast Metropolitan College.
Paula's research interests include dance improvisation practice and theory, choreographic practice, collaborative creative processes, embodied theories of mind and affect studies.
After training in the National School of Dance Jorge Donn (Buenos Aires) and graduating with a BA (Hons) in International Relations, Paula moved to Ireland. From 2005 to 2011, she performed extensively in the multicultural arts scene, and worked as community arts practitioner and arts development officer. Paula is a dance artist, scholar, certified Tai Chi (2014) and Pilates instructor (2011) and dance teacher based in Northern Ireland.
Paula is currently undertaking her doctoral studies at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the Department for Employment and Learning of Northern Ireland, Her practice-as research explores the relationship between conscious awareness and affect in dance improvisation practice and performance, through interdisciplinary collaborative projects.
Her performance work has been showcased in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England, and her screen-dance performances in Norway and the USA. Her performance work includes dance improvisation, site-specific, screen-based dance and children’s dance theatre. Paula is supported artist of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. She is a choreographer/performer member of Dance Ireland, and member of the Irish Society for Theater Research.
2016 PhD Scholarship from the Department of Education and Learning, Northern Ireland.
2015 Love Dance Fund for Dance Teachers, Dance Resource Base (Belfast, NI).
2013 Northern Ireland Arts Council Support for Individual Artists Award.
2012 Northern Ireland Arts Council Travel Award.
2011 Belfast Metropolitan College Trust Scholarship.
2009 Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award.
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