Faculty Profile

Pauline Jennings, M.F.A., B.A.

Lecturer in Dance

Degrees and Institutions:

MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance, Mills College (Oakland, CA)

BA in Integrative Arts, Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)

Areas of Expertise:

Contemporary dance, intermedia performance, audience interaction, interdisciplinary collaboration, intersection of science and art, wearable technologies and site specific events.


As the Co-Artistic Director of DOUBLE VISION, Pauline creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture. Her current research seeks to identify and dissolve barriers between being human and wild in a contemporary world a contemporary world where we are increasingly more likely to navigate urban jungles comprised of concrete and glass than an old growth forest and its streams; where we are more likely to touch manmade, inanimate materials than the constantly changing and sensing textures of nature; where we are more immersed in the scent of gas and smoke than grass and bark; and, where we spend more time making eye contact with our own digital image than we do with our neighbours.
This past fall 2017, Pauline presented a series of workshops and lectures at NYU-Shanghai along with the interactive dance solo "Red Light/Green Light," October 2017. Her dance film "Quotidian Mandala" was screened at the Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival (Los Angeles), Cinema New York City (NY) and received a Women Filmmakers' "Award of Recognition." Jennings was recently awarded the 2018 SEED Award from the Vermont Performance Lab to create a new immersive and multimedia dance work "Sea Inside Our Skin" this July. She will premiere a collaborative multi-channel dance for camera work, Becoming Human, at Burlington City Arts this fall.

Pauline Jennings, instructor of fine arts/dance, recently celebrated the opening of "neighboring|towns," an immersive four-channel video and sound installation about borders, restriction of movement, and family/community life that is currently being presented by the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC (May 18 - June 22, 2019). She and collaborator, Heather Theresa Clark, received a Foundation for Contemporary Art grant to support the project. neighboring|towns also features choreography created and performed collaboratively with Saint Michael’s alumnus Joshua Lacourse.
(posted June 2019) 

Pauline Jennings, instructor of fine arts/dance, was awarded the Vermont Performance Lab SEED award, as well as, Project VT program funding to create an intermedia exhibition at Burlington City Arts entitled "Becoming Human." The exhibit, which opened Oct. 19 and runs thru Feb. 9, includes a 3-channel video and sound work and a full-evening intermedia performance. Jennings and students created a 2-hour city-wide community engagement and interactive performance adventure as part of UVM's A Feverish World Symposium in October. Pauline also was featured in the Burlington weekly newspaper/website Seven Days where,reporter Elizabeth Seyler wrote a piece titled. "Intermedia Artist Pauline Jennings Critiques Human Impact on Earth,” which tells about the artistic work of Pauline with an alumnus who has been her collaborator, recent graduate Calvin Aham’17.
(posted January 2019)

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