A closeup of Philipa Rothfield wearing a blue shirt and smiling and standing in front of an indistinguishable background
Visiting Artist

Dance (MFA)

Philipa Rothfield is honorary professor of Dance and Philosophy of the Body at University of Southern Denmark in Odense and an honorary senior lecturer in Philosophy and Politics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She has recently been appointed an honorary fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she is currently teaching dance and philosophy. Rothfield is also creative advisor at Dancehouse, Melbourne, Australia, and co-editor of the Dancehouse Diary. Her recent publications include Dance and the Corporeal Uncanny, Philosophy in Motion (Routledge, 2021) and Practicing with Deleuze (co-authored; Edinburgh University Press, 2017). She is a dance reviewer with over 70 reviews to her name, is chair of the Dance Panel of the Melbourne Green Room Awards and has served on a panel of judges for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. She is an associate artist with Dance Exchange (director: Russell Dumas), and practices dance improvisation, Qi Gong and yoga. Her most recent publication is on dance improvisation, for Philosophy of Improvisation (ed. Ravn, et. al.), Routledge, 2021.