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Marie-Louise Crawley

Marie-Louise Crawley is a choreographer, artist researcher and assistant professor in dance and cultural engagement at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University. Her current research interests include dance and museums, and areas of intersection between classics and dance studies such as ancient dance and the performance of epic. Trained at the Ecole Marceau in Paris, she began her professional performance career with Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil, before working in the United Kingdom as an independent choreographer and dance artist. She was formerly an artist-in-residence at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD), University of Oxford (2017), and is now an APGRD early career associate. She has previously worked on EU-funded research projects, CultureMoves (2018–20) and REACH (2017–20), and is currently working on EU-funded project, WEAVE (2021–present), investigating interconnections between tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She has published widely in Dance Research Journal, Performance Research Journal and International Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media among others, and recently co-edited Art and Dance in Dialogue: Body, Space, Object (Palgrave, 2020). She is an associate fellow of the HEA.

Contact: Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK.