Edited book

2014   Choreographic Dwellings: Practising Place co-editor with Gretchen Schiller. Basingstole: Palgrave MacMillan

Chapters in Edited books.

2014   Practising Place” with Gretchen Schiller, in Choreographic Dwellings: Practising Place. eds. Schiller, Gretchen and Rubidge, Sarah. Basingstole: Palgrave MacMillan

2012 "On Choreographic Space" in Dance Spaces: Practices of Movement, eds. Susanne Ravn and Leena Ruhiainen, Odense, Univiersity of Southern Denmark Press.

2009 Performing Installations: Towards an understanding of choreography and performativity in interactive installations” .in Contemporary Choreography : A Critical Reader eds. Joanne Butterworth & Liesbeth Wildschut, London. Routledge, pp. 362 - 378

2009 “The Technological Poetics of global driftsin Perspectivas Sobre Dança Em Expansão Tecnológica: Perspectives On Technologically Expanded Dance, ed. Daniel Tercio, Lisbon Faculdade da Motoricite Humana, pp. 119 - 137

2007 “Sensuous Geographies and other installations: Interfacing the Body and Technology” in Performance and Technology, Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity, ed. Susan Broadhurst, London, Palgrave (Macmillan),

2002 “Identity and Flux”: in Dance and the Performative, eds. V Preston Dunlop and A Sanchez Colberg, LondonVerve Publishing

2000 “Identity and Open Works” in Preservation Politics, ed. Stephanie Jordan, London, Dance Books, .

1996 "Does Authenticity Matter?" in Analyzing Performance, ed. Patrick Campbell, Manchester University Press.

1993 "Recent Dance for Television" in Parallel Lines, eds. Dave Allen and Stephanie Jordan, Arts Council of Great  Britain

1992 "The Ian Spink/Orlando Gough Collaboration" in Choreography: Vol 1 No 4 (Music/Dance Collaboration Issue)

1982  "Aesthetic Development in Dance" in 'Development of Aesthetic Experience' ed. Malcolm Ross Pergamon Press


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Peer Reviewed Conference Proceddings

2015 “Dancing between the Traditional and the Contemporary with Digital Media” SPAFA Journal:  pub. SEAMEO Regional Centre of Archaeology and Fine Arts  (forthcoming 2015)

2010 "Nomadic Diagrams:Choreographic Topologies" in Choreographic Practices: Vol 1 (eds. Jane Bacon, Vida Midgelow) Pub. Intellect pp 43-56

2010 "Understanding in our Bodies" in Dégrés: Revue de synthese à orientation semiologique: Dance Research and Transmedia Practices, Issue.141(eds. N. Dusi and C. Righi)

2009 "How Art Matters " in Athens Dialogues, pub. Harvard University (Online Conference Proceedings: http://argos.chs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/athensdialogues.woa/wa/ses?ses=Quality of Life)

2009 "Towards an Understanding of Liminal Imagery in the Digital Domain" Dance Dialogues: Conversations across Cultures, Artforms and Practices, (Online conference proceedings: pub. Ausdance)

Short Monographs

1998 The Essential Alston, a short monograph, pub. Contemporary Dance Trust, London

1996 Romance...with Footnotes, a short monograph, pub. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company


Research Reports

2013 Thai Tracings (Report)

2009 Diagramming Movement between Cartography and Choreography (Report)

2006-07 AHRC Small Grant Report

2004-07 Fugitive Moments (Artistic Report : :Technical Reports (Interim Report // FInal Report )

2004-06 global drifts (Interim Report // Final Report )

2003 Sensuous Geographies Report

Dictionary Entries

1998 "Richard Alston" and "Ian Spink": International Dictionary of Modern Dance(ed. Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf) St James Press, USA,

PhD. Thesis

2000 Identity in Flux: A Theoretical and Choreographic Enquiry into the Identity of the Open Work Laban Centre/City University, London. Copies lodged in the library of Trinity Laban, London, and the University of Chichester Library. [e-copy at: openaccess.city.ac.uk/1277/1/Rubidge,_Sarah.pdf ]

Conference Papers


Performative Paper: “Dancing between the Traditional and the digital” at Contemporising the past: Envisaging the future, WDA Annual Confernece, Centre Nationale de Danse, Nagers France, July 2014


Keynote Paper: Dancing between the Traditional and the Contemporary with Digital Mediaat Global Encounters in South East Asian Performing Arts, Sympoium, Bangkok University, Bangkok,  Feburary 2013


Keynote Paper: "On Choreographic Space" at Spacing Dance(s) - Dancing Space(s); the 10th international Nordic Forum for Dance Research (NOFOD) January 2011, Odense, Denmark (published in NOFOD Proceedings 2011


Conference Paper: "How Art Matters" The Athens Dialogues, Panel: "Quality of Life”, Onassis Foundation (available on http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/1029/)


Research Symposium: Keynote Paper “Practicing Arts through Understanding in the Body” Dance, Neuroscience, Transmediality, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), Department of Social, Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences; Faculty of Science, Communications and Economics Conference: Performative Paper

Conference Paper: "Nomadic Diagrams, Choreographic Topologies” Topographies: Sites, Bodies, Technologies Society of Dance History Scholars, Stanford University. Performative Paper: (SDHS Annual Conference Proceedings 2009) (pub. in Choreographic Practices, 2010)

Conference Paper: Sensing Sounding Spaces (with Dr Alan Stones: Roehampton University) at SenseWalking Panel, Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference; University of Manchester (e-copy available)


Symposium: Performative Presentation "In/extensive Topologies" (with Chris Jannides) Performativity/Space: Working Title, Canterbury School of Architecture University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury

Conference: Paper: "Understanding in Our Bodies" , A Sense of Dance: Dance Research and Transmedial practice, International Centre for Language and Semiotics, University of Urbino. (A version published in Degrés: Revue de synthèse à orientation sémiologique: Dance Research and Transmedia Practices, eds. N. Dusi and C. Righi, Issue.141 2010)

Conference: Paper "Towards an Understanding of Liminal Imagery in the Digital Domain", Dance Dialogues: Conversations across Cultures, Artforms and Practices, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2008 (published in online conference proceedings)


Conference: Performative Paper. "The Technological Poetics of global drifts", TeDance (Technologically Expanded Dance) November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal (Published in Perspectivas Sobre Danca em Expansao Tecnologica/ Perspectives on Technologically Expanded Dance, Lisbon, 2009)


Conference: Telematic Presentation "global drifts", Interactive interfaces between the Body and Architecture; WISP Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

Conference: Paper: "Sensuous Geographies: The Space in Between" e-Performance and Plug-ins, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Symposium: Presentation: "Fugitive Moments" Transnet: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada


Conference: Keynote Paper "Artists in the Academy: Reflections on Artistic Practice as Research" Dance Rebooted: Initializing the Grid Conference on Dance Research; Deakin University, .Melbourne Australia (Published in Online Proceedings: http://www.ausdance.org.au/resources/publications/conference-papers.html)

Symposium: Keynote Paper "Dance Criticism in the Light of Digital Dance" Dance Criticism and Interdisciplinary Practice National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taipei Taiwan


Conference: Presentation: "Artists Practice Research" PARIP (Practice as Research in Performance) 2003 Bristol University

Conference: Paper: "Spaces of Sensation: The Immersive Installation and Corporal Literacy" AILA Literacy 03: Corporal Literacy, University of Ghent


Conference: Paper "Digital technology in Choreography: Issues and Implications" Dance and Technology International Academic Symposium, Seoul, South Korea


Conference: Paper: "The Work, the Performance and the Interactive Installation" Trans-actions: Culture and Performance, International Federation of Theatre Research, University of New South Wales, Australia

Conference:Performative Paper: "Choreographing the Virtual Domain" Digital Creativity CADE (Computer Aided Design in Education): Glasgow


Conference: Paper: "Bodying the Space in Between" Consciousness Reframed III, CaiiA; (Centre for Advanced Enquiry into Interactive Arts) University of Wales Newport

Symposium:Paper: "Identities in Flux" In and Out of Africa, Festival Nouvelles de Danse, Montreal

Seminar: Lecture"Dancing through Technology".CID Dance Festival 1999, Seoul, Korea

Conference: 1) Presentation of Interactive Installation - Passing Phases; 2) Panel Presenter: The Theoretical Critical-Creative Loop Roundtable International Dance and Technology 99 (IDAT99), Arizona, US

International Symposium: Paper: "The Dialogic relationship between the East and the West in Twentieth Century Modern Dance." Interactive Influence in Dance between East and West, Seoul, Korea CID-UNESCO Published in Proceedings

Conference: Keynote Paper: "Change and Identity" Continents in Movement,  Lisbon, Portugal, Published in  Proceedings

Symposium: .Paper: "Embodying Theory" Practical Research and Research in Practice, Laban Centre, London  Published in Proceedings

Conference Paper: "Re-addressing Traditional Dance in Contemporary Uganda" Society of Dance History Scholars, Eugene, Oregon, Published in  Proceedings

Research Laboratory in Dance and Technology: Paper "Reflections on Choreography in the Digital Domain" University College Chichester (unpublished paper)


Conference Paper: "Identity and Open Works" Preservation Politics, Roehampton Institute, London (published in Preservation Politics ed. S. Jordan, Dance Books, London. 1999)


Conference: Presentation of: Interactive installation Passing Phases (work-in-progress) Split Screen. Chichester Institute of Education. Published in Proceedings


Symposium Paper: "Mind to Mind in Dance" Creativity University of Bristol: Centre for Cognitive Issues in the Arts Conference. (unpublished)

Conference Paper: "The New Aesthetic, East and West." Dance and The Audience: Hong Kong Dance Alliance:(Published  in Proceedings)


Conference Paper: "Transforming the Traditional" CORD/Society of Dance History Scholars, New York.
  (Published in CORD/SDHS Proceedings)


Major Articles :Dance Theatre Journal (1980 - 2001)

2001 Action, Reaction, Interaction Vol 17 No 2

1998 Defining Digital Dance Vol 14 No 4

1994 Reconstruction and its Problems Vol 12 No 1

1992 South Asian Dance: Modern Movement and Traditional Tales Vol 10 No 3
          Cross Cultural Theatre Vol 10 No 1

1989 Decoding Dance Vol 7 No 2

1988 Dance Umbrella and New Dance Vol 6 No 3
          Strong Language: From Stage To Screen Vol 6 No 1

          Steps in Time Vol 6 No 1

          Dancelines 2: Vol 6 No 1

1985 Ian Spink Vol 3 No 3  (Second Stride Dance Company)

1984 Community Dance: A Growth Industry Vol 2 No 4

(Guest Editor :Dance for Television Issue  [Vol 6 No1] and Sexual Politics 1 Issue [Vol 7 No2] )

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