Dr. Scott deLahunta has worked as a writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts, with a focus on choreography, into conjunction with other disciplines and practices.
He is currently a full-time Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University (UK) and Visiting Academic with Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University (AUS) and Co-Director (with Florian Jenett) of the Motion Bank Institute, the second phase of Motion Bank, a research project of The Forsythe Company, which he directed from 2010-2014. He was an Associate Research Fellow with Dartington College of Arts (UK) from 2000-2009 during which time he began long-term research into creative processes in dance with Wayne McGregor.
From 2008 to 2013, he was the Director for R-Research the interdisciplinary research department for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. From 2006-2010, deLahunta was a Research Fellow with the Art Theory and Research, and Art Practice and Development Research Group, Amsterdam School for the Arts, where he worked closely with the dance company Emio Greco|PC, a project which culminated with the two year research project (2008-2010) Inside Movement Knowledge. During this period, he also served as an advisor on the Siobhan Davies Digital Dance Archive project and Synchronous Objects, for One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe.
He has held short-term research positions in a variety of context, including Kings College Cambridge (2005) ,and serves on the editorial boards of Performance Research, and the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. He has been published in a wide range of contexts and is frequently invited to speak at events internationally. Dr. deLahunta has sat on various awarding juries, including Arts Council England, NESTA and Prix Ars Electronica. He has taught for different education institutions in the past, including the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1994-2006) based at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, where he also co-developed the Amsterdam Master of Choreography program. Dr. deLahunta’s PhD (2010) from Plymouth University is online at: http://www.sdela.dds.nl.