Imogene Newland is a researcher and practitioner whose work intersects gesture-based study within the fields of music performance and choreography. Originally trained as a pianist specialising in contemporary repertoire, Imogene became interested in the overlap between choreographic practices and the musical body in 2003. She has subsequently formed a series of practice-led works that address the intimate and intensely physical relation between music and the body.
Imogene has an MA with distinction in choreography from Dartington College of Arts and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in piano performance. She has presented her original performance works at, amongst others, the Arnolfini, Bristol, the Klankkleur Festival, Amsterdam and Ars Electronica, Linz. She completed her practice-led Ph.D. 'The Piano and the Female Body: the Erotic, the Seductive and the Transgressive' in 2011 at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast. She is currently sub-editor for the journal Body, Space and Technology and Associate Editor of Performing Arts for HARTS & Minds.