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Dr Daniela Perazzo Domm

Senior Lecturer in Dance


I am a dance and performance scholar interested in experimental and interdisciplinary practices. In particular, I research the interplay of aesthetic and political dimensions in choreographic and dramaturgical processes. I joined Kingston University London in 2014, having previously taught at the University of Surrey. I teach dance theory and experimental dramaturgy across seminar and studio settings. I hold an MA (dist., AHRC-funded) in Performance and Culture from Goldsmiths College University of London. I received my PhD in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey, funded by a university scholarship. My current monograph project, a development of my doctoral research, constructs a poetics of the work of the British choreographer Jonathan Burrows. I have published in academic journals (Contemporary Theatre Review, Choreographic Practices) and in an edited collection (Lansdale, 2008). I am a founding member of the performing arts festival 'Uovo' (Milan, Italy), which supports forward-thinking and socially-engaged arts practice.

Areas of specialism

  • Dance and performance theory
  • Performance philosophy
  • Contemporary European choreography
  • Experimental dramaturgical practices
  • Interdisciplinary performance

Courses taught




  • PhD Dance Studies, University of Surrey (University of Surrey scholarship)
  • MA Performance and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Goldsmiths College University of London (AHRC-funded)
  • Laurea in Lettere (BA Liberal Arts with Theatre Studies), University of Pavia, Italy
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional membership

Co-convenor: Theatre, Performance and Philosophy working group, Theatre and Performance Association (TaPRA)

Member: Society for Dance Research (SDR)

Member: Performance Philosophy

Member: Dance Studies Association (DSA)


Research areas:

My research revolves around the Deleuzoguattarian notion of 'minor practice' and its articulation in current choreography; diffractive methodologies and Karen Barad's notion of entanglement; questions of subjectivity and collectivity in current choreographic and dramaturgical processes; the ethical, po(i)etic and critical potentialities of experimental and collaborative dance practices.

Research supervision:

I am Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator for Dance and Drama. I welcome proposals for postgraduate research (including practice-based) in the following areas: dance and performance theory, interdisciplinary performance practices, British and European contemporary choreography.

Recent conference presentations:

'Conflict's Choreographics: Suspension, Contamination, Debility', roundtable with Kélina Gotman and Arabella Stanger, Contra: Dance & Conflict, Dance Studies Association 2018 Conference, University of Malta (Valletta, Malta), 5-8 July 2018 

'Remembering, forgetting and contemporary dance's re-imaginings of history', Dance in the Age of Forgetfullness, SDR conference, Royal Holloway University of London, 18-20 April 2018

'Duets and self/portraits: Jonathan Burrows's im/personal choreographies', Exploring the Performative: Corps, Corpus, Gender, Genre, Race, Kingston University, Swedenborg House, London, 10 March 2018

'Diffracting dance: Im/possibilities and ethical entanglements in current choreographic practices', TaPRA Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group, University of Salford, 30 August - 1 September 2017

'Disuse, Poiesis, Blockage: A Roundtable on Choreographic Space', with Jennifer-Lynn Crawford, Charlotte Spencer and Dr Arabella Stanger, Between Spaces Symposium, University of Chichester, 29 - 30 June 2017

'Im/possible choreographies: Dis/orientation, diffraction and/as dance's response to the contemporary moment', Dialogues on Dance, Philosophy, and Performance in the Contemporary Neoliberal Moment, Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University, 1 - 2 June 2017

'Layering and questioning: Reconfigurations of minimalism in Jonathan Burrows' choreography', Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment, University of Southampton/Winchester School of Art, 14 - 15 October 2016

'Jonathan Burrows' choreography: Towards a Minor Dance', Deleuze + Art: Multiplicities, Thresholds, Potentialities, Trinity College Dublin, 8 - 10 April 2016

'Jonathan Burrows' "out-of-a-suitcase" dances: Or the affirmative power of reduction', Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, joint SDHS/CORD conference, Athens, Greece, 4 - 7 June 2015


Number of items: 11.


Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2017) The 'making' of movement and words : a po(i)etic reading of Charlotte Spencer's Walking Stories. Choreographic Practices, 8(1), pp. 111-130. ISSN (print) 2040-5669

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2012) The 'struggle' of the subject: productive ambiguity in Jonathan Burrows' choreography. Choreographic Practices, 3(1), pp. 99-117. ISSN (print) 2040-5669

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2010) Traces of history: Jonathan Burrows' rethinking of the choreographic past. Contemporary Theatre Review, 20(3), pp. 267-282. ISSN (print) 1048-6801

Book Section

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2008) Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion’s Both Sitting Duet (2002): A Discursive Choreomusical Collaboration. In: Lansdale, Janet, (ed.) Decentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting Dances. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 125-142. ISBN 9780230542594

Conference or Workshop Item

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2018) Remembering, forgetting and contemporary dance’s re-imaginings of history. In: Dance in the Age of Forgetfulness; 18-20 Apr 2018, Egham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Perazzo, Daniela (2017) Diffracting dance : im/possibilities and ethical entanglements in current choreographic practices. In: Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual Conference 2017; 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2017, Salford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2017) Im/possible choreographies : dis/orientation, diffraction and/as dance's response to the contemporary moment. In: Dialogues on Dance, Philosophy, and Performance in the Contemporary Neoliberal Moment; 01 - 02 June 2017, Coventry, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2017) Poiesis : the work while it is happening. In: Between Spaces Symposium; 29 - 30 Jun 2017, Chichester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2016) Jonathan Burrows’ choreography : towards a Minor Dance. In: Deleuze + Art : Thresholds | Multiplicities | Potentialities; 08–10 Apr 2016, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2016) Layering and questioning : reconfigurations of minimalism in Jonathan Burrows' choreography. In: Minimalism : Location Aspect Moment; 14-15 Oct 2016, Winchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Perazzo Domm, Daniela (2015) Jonathan Burrows’ “out-of-a-suitcase” dances : or the affirmative power of reduction. In: Cut & Paste : Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity; 04-07 Jun 2015, Athens, Greece. (Unpublished)

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