Neil Adams

Neil Adams is a lecturer in contemporary dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. A graduate of Rusden College (now Deakin University) and a founding member of Tasdance, Neil made 23 works for the company and performed in over 50 works between 1981 and 1990. Neil has been a Lecturer in Contemporary Dance at WAAPA and Shanghai Theatre Academy and has been commissioned by many Australian contemporary dance companies as both choreographer and teacher. In 2000 he won the PUC Award for Outstanding Choreography from Arts Alliance WA for Triptych. In 2004 Neil won the AICD Sir Robert Helpmann Award for Professional Choreographers with his work Vapour Trail.  In 2009 Neil presented his PhD research at the Time Transcendence Performance Conference, Monash University and at the Dance and Cognition Symposium at Macquarie University. In 2010 Neil presented his paper Performing the Past in the Present at the World Dance Alliance Global Event: In Time Together, in New York City.



Visual perception, spatiality, and imagery

Neil Adams (PhD Candidate Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne) talks about his findings regarding human visual perception of space and the possible relevance to choreographic realisation and perception. He then examines the imagistic aspects of the choreographic process and the defining spatial characteristics of movement materials and overarching spatial form in terms of the Incarna project.