Stacie Lee Bennett is a dance artist, filmmaker and PhD researcher (De Montfort University) exploring digital technologies and performing arts education. Her creative work explores identity, proximity and the subtleties of the camera lens as a choreographic tool. Stacie explores the use of digital tools, specifically video and post-production techniques as a way to deepen artistic reflection and critical investigation in performance.
Stacie is the primary author on the digital performer website.
Professor Paul Allain is Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He collaborated with the Gardzienice Theatre Association from 1989 to 1993 and published the book Gardzienice: Polish Theatre in Transition (1997). He co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Chekhov (2000) and his book The Art of Stillness: The Theatre Practice of Tadashi Suzuki was published by Methuen (2002; second revised and expanded edition with DVD 2009) and Palgrave Macmillan, USA (2003). Routledge published his Companion to Theatre and Performance, co-written with Jen Harvie in 2006, second edition 2014.
He has published several edited collections on Grotowski as part of the British Grotowski project. in 2012 published Andrei Droznin’s Physical Actor Training with Routledge, a DVD/booklet. He has contributed extensively to the Routledge Digital Performance Archive. In 2015 his coedited book and online collection Voices from Within: Grotowski’s Polish Collaborators was published. His coedited Acting with Grotowski: Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life, by Zbigniew Cynkutis (Routledge 2015) was launched in New Delhi, India in November 2014, at the Polish Cultural Institute.
In 2016 he gained funding from the Leverhulme Trust to make films about physical actor training for Methuen Drama Bloomsbury when he began working with Stacie as research associate on the project.
Paul is the second author on the digital performer website.