Erin Brannigan is a Lecturer in Dance at the University of New South Wales and works in the fields of dance and film as an academic and curator. She was the founding Director of ReelDance in 1999 and has curated dance screen programs and exhibitions for Melbourne International Arts Festival 2003, Sydney Festival 2008 and international dance screen festivals. Brannigan writes on dance for the Australian arts magazine RealTime. Her publications include Moving Across Disciplines: Dance in the Twenty-First Century, Platform Paper No. 25 (Sydney: Currency House, 2010) and Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010). She has published articles in Senses of Cinema, Writings on Dance, Brolga—An Australian Journal About Dance and International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.
At a showing at Critical Path in 2011 Erin Brannigan responded strongly to Paul White’s performance of Martin del Amo’s work-in-progress, Anatomy of an Afternoon, believing it to signal a new direction for the choreographer. She shares her thoughts on the transposition of del Amo’s movement style as witnessed in White’s performance.