lundi 5 décembre 2011


Call for Research Articles: Dance Chronicle
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Special Issue of Dance Chronicle
Music and Dance: Conversations and Codes
Editors: Joellen A. Meglin and Lynn Matluck Brooks

Dance Chronicle has a particular interest in art forms related to dance, as its subtitle (Studies in Dance and the Related Arts) indicates, and music is certainly an art that is and has been integral to dance. In cultures across the world, music and dance have been intertwined in countless ways. Scholars have studied traces of embodiment in music and musical structures and inflections in dance. Studies of specific choreographer-composer collaborations have appeared, but many more remain to be explored. Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud, and Copland are well known for their contributions to dance, but what of Wallingford Riegger, Lehman Engel, William Grant Still, Jerome Moross, and Norman Dello Joio, among many others? We invite articles of interdisciplinary inquiry that address music-dance relations, including, but not limited to, topics suggested below:

* What new paradigms of collaboration and new choreo-musical structures have evolved in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries?

* How might new technologies of composing and reproducing music and dance change the collaborative process and the study of choreo-musical relations?

* How, throughout history, have dancers transposed concepts, practices, and forms in music to dance to expand the range of possibilities and vice versa?

* What traces of embodiment exist in musical forms that have evolved from dance practices in a variety of contexts and cultures—European Renaissance and Baroque court music, African American jazz, Argentine tango, etc.?

* How might a particular choreography comprise a theoretical analysis of sorts of a musical work?

* How might an interdisciplinary music-dance perspective expand semiotic analysis?

* How have already existing music-dance interdisciplinary applications and educational practices (Dalcroze, Laban, Steiner, etc.) generated new knowledge?

* How might ethnomusicology and dance ethnography enhance one another in self-reflective paradigms in a post-colonial world?

All manuscripts will receive double-blind peer review. Submissions will be accepted at any time before March 15, 2012. Send manuscripts or inquiries to Joellen A. Meglin or Lynn Matluck Brooks. Style and formatting guidelines are available as “Instructions for Authors” at

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