NEW VISIONS ON DANCE
A one-day symposium for emerging and early-career researchers
The Society for Dance Research
In collaboration with Dance at Middlesex and DanceHE
Date : Samedi 12 octobre 2013
Lieu : Middlesex University, London
Deadline : 31 mai 2013
This symposium seeks to testify to and anticipate the exciting new directions of dance scholarship and performance practice reflected in current research by doctoral candidates and early-career academics. We expect the discussions to explore how dance can create fluid and confronting intersections and interactions that (re)define and transform theoretical, methodological and performance frameworks. The event is open in theme and inclusive in scope, and we aim to promote an informal atmosphere which fosters an inter-collegial exchange of perspectives.
New Visions on Dance is designed to provide a forum where innovations in dance research can be shared to calibrate current and future developments in the field, whilst also responding to the specific needs of new and early-career researchers. Presenters will have the opportunity for feedback on their presentations from established academics during the symposium. They will also be offered practical advice on submitting work to academic journals.
In order to capture a diversity of perspectives on dance and to enable inter- and cross-disciplinary encounters, we encourage researchers from other academic disciplines whose work is related to dance to apply, as well as those based in Dance and Performance Studies programmes. Thus we expressly aim to foster and promote high-quality interdisciplinary research on dance both as a subject of theoretical enquiry and a practised art form.
The symposium will feature a keynote speech by Professor Christopher Bannerman, director of ResCen, a talk on publishing in journals by Professor Vida Midgelow, editor of Choreographic Practices, and a paper on ‘Entering the Academy’ by Dr. Fiona Bannon, incoming Chair of DanceHE. A performance workshop led by performance and installation artist Richard Layzell, free to delegates, will round off the day. This will explore the dualities of the inner and the outer voice, innocence and improvisation, the present and the past, space and presence, humour and stillness. A lunch will provide further opportunities for meeting colleagues informally.
The call for contributions is open to doctoral candidates and researchers who obtained their Ph.D. no more than 2-3 years ago, who wish to present research papers or short excerpts of relevant performance practice in the orm of demonstrations or lectures. The SDR anticipates that it will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to presenters living outside of a 50-mile radius of London to help defray attendance costs.
To apply for the symposium,* please send** a 250-300 word abstract and a 100-word biography* in a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) to the main organiser Dr. Alexandra Kolb (*firstname.lastname@example.org*) under the subject heading ‘Dance Symposium’. Please also specify the nature of your proposed
Academic presentations should be 15 minutes in length plus 10 minutes’ discussion time. Practice-as-research presentations should normally be 15 minutes in length (plus discussion) and be studio-based. However, we will consider other formats (venues/durations) if required by the nature of a presenter’s practice.
Please ensure that your email includes the following information:
3) Nature of contribution. If this is practice-based, please also
state the proposed duration and specific needs or requirements (for
4) Please indicate whether you are interested in taking part in the
performance workshop (limited spaces available). Note that no prior dance
knowledge is required for this.
5) Please state if you would like to be considered for the travel
grant and if so, provide a brief justification, including approximate
costs. Applicants will need to show that alternative sources of funding are
Fee: The symposium is free for all current SDR members, but membership is
required in order to be a presenter. Delegates will have the option to sign
up for membership on the day and enjoy its full benefits (£27 unwaged / £40