Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth is a Kent-based, Yorkshire-born dance artist, filmmaker and practice-based PhD scholarship candidate at De Montfort University.
Stacie is an experienced artist, teacher and performer with specific interest in screendance, digital performance and visual arts. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of contexts, including the Big Screen Southend (2018), The National Maritime Museum (2016), SifDans Festival (2015) and in 2019 she was commissioned (alongside collaborator Bethan Peters) to develop two new works for the Seaside Photographed exhibition at Turner Contemporary.
Stacie’s creative practice is a hybrid form of choreographic principles, digital technologies and human-nature experience. Her work in recent years has gravitated towards seascapes and coastlines, taking inspiration from stories of the people who inhabit these spaces ‘in between’ and the seemingly endless blue and possibility afforded by the sea.
With a particular interest on bringing dance into museum and gallery spaces and exploring stories through the medium of cine-choreography, her screendance/installation work often invites the audience to experience the space from a new perspective, both physically and metaphorically.
In 2018 Stacie began her PhD journey, focusing on the role of digital technology in pre-HE performing arts education and finding ways to redress the national shortfall in digital performance capabilities of students leaving FE. Now in her second year, Stacie has tested and developed a model for exploring digital tools to explore digital performance making and devising possibilities in her Digital Circuit Training Model. Through practice-based research methods – comprising mainly of workshops, interviews and focus-groups – Stacie aims to develop a digital resource to help empower students and teachers to explore the creative possibilities of digital technology.
In 2016, Stacie started a two-year research project at the University of Kent with Professor Paul Allain and Frank Camilleri, to develop an online digital resource for physical actor training. The resource – the first of its kind – was published in July 2018 by Methuen Drama Bloomsbury and comprises of over 60 films including onscreen text, animation and annotation of filmed studio material.
Since then, Stacie has worked with Paul and Frank again on the Theatre Dance and Performance Training journal special issue on Digital Training which is available now.
Stacie is a trustee at Jasmin Vardimon Education Company and is part of the HE advisory board at Digital Theatre+.