Dr Paula Guzzanti Ferrer

Dr Paula Guzzanti Ferrer

Dr Paula Guzzanti Ferrer

 B.A.Hons (UCASAL),M.Litt. by Research(TCD),H.N.D.(Belfast Met.),Ph.D.(Q.U.B.)


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Car Par 6
University of Malta
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Dr Paula Guzzanti lectures in 'Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance', 'Dance and the Camera', and 'Dance and Performance Theory' at the University of Malta. In her research practice she works at the intersections of critical improvisation studies, collaborative performance-making, affect theory, and conflict transformation studies. She completed her practice-as research PhD project at Queen’s University Belfast. Her performance work develops in collaboration with sound artists and musicians. Her most recent performance pieces has been showcased at the International Metabody Festival (London, 2015); Envisioning Weekend Festival (Lisburn, 2016); JamJar Women’s Improviser’s Platform (Belfast, 2016), Sonorities Festival (Belfast, 2017), Digital Echoes Conference (Coventry, 2018), Senselab Speakers Series (Montreal, 2017); International Women’s Day Celebrations (PS2 Gallery, Belfast, 2018); International Dance Day University of Chile (Chile, 2019), and at the University of Costa Rica (San Jose, 2019). Paula’s recent publications include a chapter on the language of affect (Palgrave, 2017), and papers on dance improvisation (Corpografias, Vol6, 2019; Choreographic Practices, 8.1, 2017) and affect and perception (PARtake Journal of Performance Research, 2017). In 2019, Paula won the Higginson Leadership Award of the year to facilitate a dance and well-being project for Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica. She is currently working on a post-doctoral long-term project investigating the corporeality of violence in the context of forced migration in Latin America, using participatory research, screendance and improvisation as central methodologies.
  • Movement improvisation pedagogies applied to artistic and social contexts.
  • Collaborative performance-making practices.
  • Human-technology interactions in choreographic practice.

GUZZANTI, P., 2020. Facilitating dance in communities affected by forced migration.

GUZZANTI, P., 2019. On the Emergence of Choreographic Material in 'Silent Pact'. Revista Corpo-grafías, Estudios críticos de y desde los cuerpos, 6(6),.

GUZZANTI, P., 2018. The Language of Affect in Choreographic Practice: Conversations on the Making of Embodied at the GPO. Springer, pp. 93-111.

CONNELL, G., NEWLAND, I. and GUZZANTI, P., 2017. In and out of Flow! improvisatory decision-making in dance and spoken word. Choreographic Practices, 8(2), pp. 259-277.

GUZZANTI, P., 2017. I-Reflexes: The Affective Implications of Bodies in Dance Improvisation Performance. PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research, 1(2), pp. 9.

  • ACN5003 - Teaching and Learning Skills, Management and Assessment 1
  • ACN5004 - Teaching and Learning Skills, Management and Assessment 2
  • DCS1009 - Dance and the Camera 1
  • DCS1010 - Dance and the Camera 2
  • DCS1014 - Dance Forms and Practices
  • DCS2003 - Dance Theatre
  • DCS2006 - Dance and Performance Theory 2
  • DCS2007 - Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance 1
  • DCS2008 - Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance 2
  • DCS3008 - Professional Practice and Performance
  • PFA5002 - Researching Performance