Talk: Dr. Naomi Lefebvre Sell
Tuesday, October 29, 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Room 4525 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Please join us for a FREE talk by SCA alumni Dr. Naomi Lefebvre Sell, which will be of interest for students in dance and music as well as for students across the disciplines with an interest in performance.
Dr. Naomi Lefebvre Sell is a full-time member of the Faculty of Dance and Programme Leader for the MA/MFA Creative Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She lectures across the BA and MA/MFA programmes within the fields of choreography, performance and research methods as well as supervises Practice as Research PhDs. Originally from Canada, Naomi's background as a professional dancer includes work with both Butoh and Cunningham-influenced companies. She holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University, an MA Choreography and PhD in Creative Practice (Dance) from Trinity Laban, and is also a Higher Education Academy Fellow.
Dr. Lefebvre Sell's professional choreographic work has been commissioned and presented across Canada and Europe (since 1998) within festivals such as TanzArt (Germany), Brighton Fringe (UK), Dancing of the Edge (Canada) and Chutzpah! (Canada), and her practice-led research is published in academic journals and book chapters (Intellect, Frontiers and Routledge). She presents regularly at national and international conferences and is a reviewer for the Frontiers in Psychology Journal. Naomi’s artistic work and teaching is informed by her doctoral research, which examined the effect of mindfulness meditation on a creative process of dance making. Her current research is funded by Arts Council England.