SDHS 2010 CONFERENCE
Dance & Spectacle
Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference
University of Surrey, Guildford and The Place, London, UK
8-11 July 2010
Dance and spectacle exist in tension with each other. This conference invites discussion of their related histories, aesthetics and politics. From movement choirs in ancient Greece to the forms of spectacle in modern Olympic ceremonies; from the Baroque ballets de cour to indigenous corroboree; from protest sit-ins to Yvonne Rainer’s "no to spectacle," the moving body exhibits meaning through choreographies of the visual.
The conference marks a collaboration between the University of Surrey, Guildford and The Place, London. The Place is one of the leading training and performance centers for contemporary dance in the United Kingdom and during 2010 it celebrates its 40th anniversary as an instrumental institution in the development of British modern dance. The Saturday of the conference will be sited at The Place and papers and performances will be co-curated by its Artistic Director Eddie Nixon. In addition, the University will host a series of events by leading British artists engaged in explorations of vertical, aerial and site-specific dance on campus and in Guildford town centre.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 2nd November 2009
Details for how to submit proposals can be found here.