Teaching & Research
Paul has taught in a wide range of areas, from the history of dance to technique and dance making to dance pedagogy and the role of the dance artist.
He is currently leading on choreographic practice, especially related to the digital agenda, as well somatic technique and contact improvisation.
Paul's research interests focus on the interface between dance and digital. He has an ongoing interest in the digital augmentation of live performance dance and this has led to some collaborative work on motion capture technologies and data visualisation within dance.
Paul's other main research interest is using dance to aid learning of abstract concepts within STEM education, especially computer science. To this end he has choreographed several digital ballets in collaboration with ReadySaltedCode and the Brighton Digital Festival.
Recent Choreographic Works
Trickster: an interactive dance work for children
European Wheelchair Basketball Championships
Aug-Sep 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies
May 2015 - ongoing Ephemeris Dance / Ready Salted Code
Brighton Digital Festival
[arra]streJul 2014 - ongoing
Ephemeris Dance / Ready Salted Code
Brighton Dome, V&A Museum London, Amex Stadium, National Institution
Who We Were
The Performance Centre, Wolverhampton
Recent Academic Publications:
Golz, P. (2018) Using OneNote as a portfolio tool in a Higher Education dance curriculum. 16th Academic Practice and Technology Conference, Greenwich.
Golz, P. (2018) Identifying and supporting poor mental health through assessment. Mental Health and the Physical Performer, Labanarium.
Golz, P. (2017) Adapting mental models of computer science concepts using traditional ballet (in preparation)
Golz, P., Bowers, C. and Price, M. (2016). A practical approach to using motion capture in performance dance. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, pp.284-287.
Smith-Nunes, G., Cook, P., Neale, C. and Golz, P. (2016). Data Network Simulator with Classical Ballet. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, pp.17.
Mitra, B. and Golz, P. (2016) Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life. Journal of Virtual World Research, 9(2), pp.117.
Golz, P. and Smith-Nunes, G. (2015). [arra]stre: A data driven ballet. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. pp. 9091.
Golz, P. and Shaw, A. (2014) Augmenting Live Performance Dance with Mobile Technology. Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference, 311-316.
Golz, P. (December 2011) Coming late to dance. Dance Review Magazine p24.
Sustaining the Discipline, DanceHE (Nov 2016) Presenter - Embedding Technology within Dance Education
The role of training within HE, Salon Bham (May 2015) Contributor.
Exploring Digital Arts in Live Performance, DanceXchange, Birmingham (May 2014) Contributor.