Lecturer in Dance
BA (Hons), MA, P.C.A.P, Fellow of Higher Education
Victoria Gray is Lecturer in Dance. She trained at Northern
School of Contemporary Dance achieving a BA(hons) and has an MA
Performance from York St John University. Currently she is
researching a PhD in Fine Art & Performance at Chelsea College
of Art, London.
She has taught on undergraduate programmes in a number of
further and higher education institutions and within professional
and community settings.
Her active solo performance practice has been presented
nationally and internationally including Siobhan Davies Dance
Studios (London), Chisenhale Dance Studios (London), Yorkshire
Dance (Leeds), Performing Art Forum (France) and Grace Exhibition
Space (New York).
Her current research focuses on kinaesthetic empathy and
affective experiences of art works, particularly the relationship
between dance, sculpture and choreography.
Victoria is co-founder of O U I Performance, York founded in
2010 by Victoria Gray and Nathan Walker. O U I Performance curate
regional, national and international live time-based performance
art, most notably their curatorial project Action Art Now.
Further information on Victoria's practice can been found at:
Further information on O U I Performance can be found at:
Gray, V. (2013) BLIND DATES. In 'Exposure: the opaque star
in performance' This is Activate Journal, Vol.2, No.2,
Autumn/Winter 2012-13, Roehampton University.
Gray, V. (2013) A Sound Piece: Haroon Mirza's Post-Punk
Sculpture. In: Journal of Punk and Post Punk. Intellect.
Gray, V. (2013) Shadows & Refractions from 'An Inventory of
Shimmers'. In: Baudoin, T; Bergholtz, T & Ziherl, T, (eds)
Reading / Feeling. Amsterdam: If I Can't Dance,
Gray, V. (2013) Beyond Necessity: Can we save performance, or,
can performance save itself? In: Keidan, L & Wright, A, (eds)
Live Art Almanac Volume 3. Oberon Books.
Gray, V (2012) Re-Thinking Stillness: Empathetic experiences
of stillness between spectator and performer. In: Reason, M
& Reynolds, D, (eds) 'Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and
Cultural Practices', Intellect.
Gray, V. (2012) Nice Lad Broke Rose. In: Total Art
Journal, Fall 2012, Canada.
Gray, V. (2012) Loop: Corporeal and Conceptual reflections on a
six-hour performance. In: Journal of Dance and Somatic
Reason, M & Gray, V & Walker, N & Dorey Richmond, J
(2011) Performance, Documentation and the Archive within the
Institution, in McGillivray, G. (Ed) Scrapbooks, Snapshots and
Memorabilia: Hidden Archives of Performance, Amsterdam, Peter
2013. Panel Convener of 'The Threat of Time' with
Caroline Smith (University of Arts, London). Paper titled,
'Heretic Gestures: Untimely interruptions in public space.
Performance Studies International Conference, Stanford University,
2013 Beneath the Surface of the Event: The Politics of
Affective Registers in Public Space. Artaud Forum 3, Theatre
and Resonant Politics. Brunel University.
2012 (Gray, V & Walker, N) Touring Live Art, A
Compass Associates Debate with Arts Council England, Compass
Symposium for Live Art, The Carriageworks, Leeds.
2011 Unrooting at Writing (the) Space Symposium, Wild
Pansy Press Project Space, curated by Open Dialogues at University
of Leeds, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural
2011 (Gray, V & Reason, M) 'Performance, Documentation
and the Archive within the Institution', at Archive Talk:
Documentation and the future of memory Symposium, York St John
University & Norwegian Theatre Academy (NTA).
2011 Art, Event & O U I Performance, Faculty of
Art, Environment & Technology, Leeds Metropolitan
2010 (Gray, V & Walker, N) 'Open Structures:
Improvisation as artistic and pedagogical methodology',
Enquiry Based Learning Symposium, York St John University.
2010 'Object Activities, Action Sculpture and
Performance', Curating Knowledge Symposium, Cheshire Centre
for Contemporary Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.
2009 (Gray, V & Walker, N) 'Notes on Apparitions and
Returning', Notes on a Return Symposium, Laing Art Gallery,
2009 'Soft Logic: Action Sculpture and Performance',
New Work Network Symposium, Arc Centre for Architecture, Hull.
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