I am an urban space creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher, and founder of the Urban Research Forum and The Living Collective. I hold a practice based PhD from the University of Ulster and Kingston University. As a dance artist, I work in Romania, Gaza, Berlin, Germany and Northern Ireland to generate large-scale and site specific choreographic works to explore the social power and potential of embodied movement practices. My socio-choreographic research has been profiled within Pina Bausch Symposium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, dOCUMENTA (13), The National School of Art Bucharest, Galway Dance Festival, Goldsmiths CUCR Tate, and the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2013. My commissions include GroundWorks Jerwood Space, Steven Lawrence Center and EGFK Berlin.
Lecturer in Dance
I have a strong track record of choreographic and performance research and practice; maintaining a developing my expertise in devising. My current research has led to a series of large scale community performances in Bucharest and Northern Ireland; exploring how far performance can become a bridge within local areas to address the reality of daily post conflict life. These large-scale public choreographies have relied upon devising rigorous methodologies.
My background in sociology and research architecture means I see choreography and performance as a social process of the movement and interaction of bodies through time and space. I have been teaching contemporary dance, dance research and somatic embodied practice for the last 8 years, in universities, community centres, dance schools, prisons, research labs and studio based training, focusing on creative exchange and socio-cultural empowerment of the individual within society.
Jarvis, Beatrice (2019) Walking in circles : dancing with shadows - choreo-cartography as a strategy to explore and embody ephemeral mnemonic geographies. Choreographic Practices, 10(1), pp. 145-164. ISSN (print) 2040-5669
Jarvis, Beatrice (2017) Artist reflection : B'fheidir anseo ta me saor in aisce (A study in the possibility of the sensations of home). Environment, Space, Place, 9(1), pp. 21-42. ISSN (print) 2066-5377
Jarvis, Beatrice (2016) Performing Community / The Pride of Promenade : site specific performance and the construction of collective urban identity within post conflict landscape. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 12(5), ISSN (print) 1557-2935
Jarvis, Beatrice (2019) Le deasghnatha / Don Chuardach Naofa Seo : In this sacred search : Lough Foyle as cormorant and barncle. In: Povall, Richard, (ed.) Liquidscapes. U.K : art.earth. pp. 55-71. ISBN 9780995719675
Jarvis, Beatrice (2014) Belonging & distance : the dance between sociology, activated art works and politics as project. In: Loder, Dave, (ed.) Skin of the goat : a type of cook book. Ireland : University of Ulster & The National College of Art and Design. pp. 92 -105. ISBN 9781859232620
Jarvis, Beatrice [Researcher] and Gillespie, Dowd Donall [Collaborator] (2019) Explorations of fluid boundaries of Lough Foyle through ecosomatic practice. In: Co-Motion : Dance & Borders : an all-island dance conference; 25 - 26 Oct 2019, Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Unpublished)
Jarvis, Beatrice (2019) "our street / your street / my street” : site specific performance and the construction of collective urban identity within post conflict landscape of Northern Ireland. In: Conflict Research Society Annual Conference : Rethinking Conflict Research and Practice in a Post-Liberal World; 08 - 10 Sep 2019, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Jarvis, Beatrice (2019) The city is a tree : the oldest forest of a new town. Urban forests as platform for somatic experiences in the city. In: Evolving the Forest; 19 - 11 Jun 2019, Dartington, England. (Unpublished)
Jarvis, Beatrice [Artist] (2019) We walk in step, our feet, the Earth, this duet. In: Storytelling and the Environment : 13th Annual Storytelling Symposium; 12 - 13 Apr 2019, Pontypridd, Wales. (Unpublished)
Jarvis, Beatrice (2018) an cuardach seo naofa. Nuair a throid na cosa. Meta narrative in site-specific performance practice as a platform for deconstructive ecopsychology. In: 50th Conference of Irish Geographers; 10 - 12 May 2018, Maynooth, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Jarvis, Beatrice [Artist] (2018) Le deasghnatha / Don Chuardah Naofa Seo = In this sacred search : as cormorant and as barnacle. (film). single channel video.
Jarvis, Beatrice [Artist] (2018) A lost narrative : a choreographic installation by Dr Beatrice Jarvis. Hold Everything Dear : Performance, Politics & John Berger.