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Talent and Giftedness

I have written a great deal in this blog about the impact CCK08 had upon my thinking and practice. Recently I had an opportunity...

Nature, Nurture, Practice, Performance and Posterity

In the early part of this week there have been some interesting items in Australia that have added to the discussions about the role...

Speaking About Performance: Hearing Other Narratives

Back in 1988 Donald Polkinghorne produced the delightful book Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences. In his preface to the book he observes that...

Listening Pleasure: Thinking About Performance

This week on my journeys into Canberra I have had an opportunity to catch up with ABC Classic FM and Radio National. Three items...

NESC Forum 2009: Western Bulldogs

The final session of Day One was introduced by Ken Norris. James Fantasia (Director of Football), Rodney Eade (Head Coach) and Bill Davoren (Head,...

NESC Forum 2009: Dan Billing

Allan Hahn introduced Dan Billing as the first presenter in the afternoon session. At present Dan's work is addressing occupation (trade) specific requirements in...

Training to Perform: what athletes can learn from musicians

Last night I was driving up to Sydney and listened to Amy Dickson's arrangement for soprano saxophone of Philip Glass's Violin Concerto. Her performance...

Against the Odds: Alicia de Larrocha and Mercedes Sosa

As sport explores and develops its understanding of performance, there are wonderful opportunities to enrich this understanding from a performing arts' perspective. In the last...

Three Papers, Day Two at IACSS09

I chaired a final paper session on Day Two at IACSS09. The three presenters were Alexis Lebedew, Gerard Sierksma and Natalie Ruiz. Alexis presentation was...

Momentum in Team Sports

Photograph by (Tres) descamarado (2006) (Flickr Creative Commons image) A weekend of watching televised sport renewed my thinking about momentum in sport. I thought I...