Liz Schwaiger

Liz is a researcher, tutor and administrator at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Her research interests include critical age studies, dance, gender studies, and socially marginalized populations. She completed her doctorate degree at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, and her academic publications are in these areas.

Her work as project manager for Centre for Social and Community Research has included project management of the ‘[email protected]’ series of secondary school learning resources in the Rockingham and Kwinana region. Liz is currently principle researcher on a project investigating outcomes of Intensive Family Services in Western Australia.



Sustainability in dance practice—the case of the ‘mature artist’

Liz Schwaiger (PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne) looks at an underfunded and underresourced Australian dance industry. She talks to dancers about how they perceive the term 'mature dancer' and about how we might creatively develop hybrid microcosms of opportunity in a culture which does not highly value dance.