Marie Fitzpatrick (UK)

Marie Fitzpatrick (UK)

Marie Fitzpatrick has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer and performer touring the UK and internationally since 1994.

She was Co-Artistic Director of Short Stay Visitors Dance Company (1994 - 1998) which received numerous choreographic commissions and worked as a performer with Fin Walker, Paula Hampson, Jamie Watton, Gill Clarke, Arlette George, Victoria Marks (USA), Reckless Sleepers Theatre Company, New Art Club and Bedlam Dance Company.

In 2000 Marie was awarded an Associate Artist post at Dance4 and was also co-founder and Chair of Force 5‚ an artist led organisation supporting the professional development of mid-career artists (1999 – 2005). Marie has contributed to degree level courses since 1995 and is now a Senior Lecturer in Dance at De Montfort University where she teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Dance and Performing Arts (2006>).  

Marie’s research focuses on the relationship between body, space and environment and in the last two years she has presented at Leeds Met, Surrey, De Montfort and Coventry Universities, Independent Dance and Artez Institute for the Arts, The Netherlands. Her article entitled the three-ness of three ones (2014) that reflects on the making processes of this work appears in the most recent edition of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.

See Marie's performance three ones during Nottdance Festival 2015.

Watch Marie and Sally Doughty in conversation on dual identity of the hybrid dance artist-academic during Nottdance Festival 2015.

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