Nigel Stewart

Senior Lecturer

Profile

Nigel Stewart is a dance artist and scholar. He is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University; the Artistic Director of Sap Dance (www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/jackscout); author of many articles and chapters on contemporary dance, dance phenomenology and environmental dance; and co-editor of Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts (Peter Lang 2005). He was the Principal Investigator of the AHRC funded project Re-enchantment and Reclamation: New Perceptions of Morecambe Bay Through Dance, Film and Sound (2006-08). He has danced for various UK and European choreographers, including Thomas Lehmen, and as a solo artist. Apart from Sap Dance, he has worked as a choreographer and director for Artevents, Louise Ann Wilson Company, National Theatre Wales, Theatre Nova, Theatreworks and many other UK companies, and worked for Odin Teatret in Denmark.

Moving in Medias Res: Towards a Phenomenological Hermeneutics of Dance Improvisation
Stewart, N.H. 13/06/2019 In: The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance. Oxford : Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199396986.
Chapter

The Erotic Reduction: Crossed Flesh in Lea Anderson’s The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele
Stewart, N.H. 02/2019 In: Performance Phenomenology. London : Palgrave p. 237–260. 24 p. ISBN: 9783319980584. Electronic ISBN: 9783319980591.
Chapter

Flickering photology: turning bodies and textures of light
Stewart, N.H. 14/09/2016 In: Choreography and corporeality. London : Palgrave p. 51-66. 16 p. ISBN: 9781137546524 . Electronic ISBN: 9781137546531 .
Chapter

The Dusk Wood
Stewart, N.H., Jeffrey, E., Whistlecroft, L.J., Wilson, L.A., Whitwood, C., Duxbury, K. 23/04/2016
Performance

Spectacle, world, environment, void: understanding nature through rural site-specific dance
Stewart, N. 30/03/2015 In: Moving sites. Abingdon : Routledge p. 364-384. 21 p. ISBN: 9780415710176, 9780415713252.
Chapter

The Gathering/Yr Helfa
National Theatre Wales 12/09/2014
Performance

Still Life Redux
Stewart, N., Wilson, L.A. 23/08/2014
Digital or Visual Products

Dance and the event: John Jasperse’s Giant empty and The disclosure of being
Stewart, N. 2013 In: Performance, identity and the neo-political subject. London : Routledge p. 166-181. 16 p. ISBN: 9780415509657. Electronic ISBN: 9780203078457.
Chapter

Jack Scout Redux
Stewart, N., Wilson, L.A. 2013
Digital or Visual Products

Ghost Bird
Stewart, N., Wilson, L.A., Griffin, J. 15/09/2012
Performance

Fissure
Stewart, N., Wilson, L.A. 20/05/2011
Performance

A Theological Turn? French Postmodern Dance and Herman Diephuis’ D’après J C
Stewart, N. 17/05/2011 In: Contemporary French Theatre and Performance. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 200-212. 13 p. ISBN: 978 0 230 58051 0 .
Chapter

Dancing the Face Of Place: Environmental Dance and Eco-Phenomenology
Stewart, N. 12/2010 In: Performance Research. 15, 4, p. 32-39. 8 p.
Journal article

Jack Scout
Stewart, N., Wilson, L.A. 17/09/2010
Performance

The weathering body: composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art
Stewart, N. 2010 In: The dynamic body in space. Alton : Dance Books p. 217-228. 12 p. ISBN: 9781852731380.
Chapter

Lune: dancing as land surveying
Stewart, N. 2009 In: Practice-as-research in performance and screen. Basingstoke : Palgrave ISBN: 9780230220010.
Chapter

Still Life
Stewart, N., Wilson, L.A. 25/09/2008
Performance

The Saturated Moment
Stewart, N., Bulgin, D., Whistlecroft, L. 30/08/2006
Other contribution

Lune
Stewart, N., Mercer, K., Woolford, K. 5/11/2005
Performance

Dancing the time of space: fieldwork, phenomenology and nature's choreography.
Stewart, N. 2005 In: Performing nature : explorations in ecology and the arts. Oxford : Peter Lang p. 363-376. 14 p. ISBN: 9783039105571.
Chapter

Introduction: spectacle, world, environment, void.
Stewart, N. 2005 In: Performing nature : explorations in ecology and the arts. Oxford : Peter Lang p. 19-62. 44 p. ISBN: 9783039105571.
Chapter

Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts.
Stewart, N., Giannachi, G. 2005 Berne: Peter Lang. 437 p. ISBN: 3039105574.
Book

Understanding understanding: phenomenological hermeneutics in Thomas Lehmen's clever.
Stewart, N. 2005 In: Ethnicity and Identity : Global Performance. New Delhi : Rawat p. 65-77. 13 p. ISBN: 81-7033-916-2.
Chapter

Round the table discussion.
Cramer, F.A., Lehmen, T., Stamer, P., Stewart, N. 2003 In: Stationen. Berlin : Podewil/Thomas Lehmen p. 3-39. 37 p.
Chapter

To and fro and in-between: the ontology of the image in Thomas Lehman's Stations.
Stewart, N. 2003 In: Stationen. Berlin : Podewil/Thomas Lehmen p. 19-28. 10 p.
Chapter

The Actor as Refusenik: Theatre Anthropology, Semiotics, and the Paradoxical Work of the Body.
Stewart, N. 2002 In: Negotiating Cultures: Eugenio Barba and the Intercultural Debate. Manchester: Manchester University Press p. 46-58. 13 p. ISBN: 0719061709.
Chapter

Understanding understanding: Phenomenological Hermeneutics in Thomas Lehmen's Clever.
Stewart, N.H. 2002 In: Ethnicity and Identity: Global Performance. Rawat Publishers, New Delhi: 65 p. ISBN: 81-7033-916-2.
Chapter

Night Side
Stewart, N., Collinson, P., Sims, C. 4/08/2001
Performance

Belongings : the art of us and them
Stewart, N.S. 2001
Other contribution

Clever
Stewart, N. 2001
Other contribution

Re-languaging the body: phenomenological description and the dance image
Stewart, N. 1998 In: Performance Research. 3, 2, p. 42–53. 12 p.
Journal article