mercredi 9 octobre 2013


New Visions on dance
Samedi 12 octobre

Lieu : Grove Theatre, Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

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. 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. We aim to promote an informal atmosphere which fosters an inter-collegial exchange of perspectives.

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’ byDr. 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.

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British Dance and the African Diasporas - Roadshow Three
DanceXchange, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Date : Sat 12 October 2013
Lieu : Birmingham (RU)
Free (but booking is essential)

Who: this event is aimed at dancers, dance students and researchers and anyone with an interest in the work of Black British dancers. Dancers are invited to take part in the class, non dancers are welcome to observe. You can attend all or parts of the programme.

This is the third Roadshow of the British Dance and the African Diasporas Research Project led by Christy Adair (York St John University) and Ramsay Burt (De Montfort University). The project aims to find new ways of generating and recording memories from those involved in professional dance activity. It seeks to celebrate the achievements of black dancers whose histories are often overlooked, to re-contextualise the work of Black British dancers and to add to the transatlantic knowledge of African cultural diasporas.

Roadshow Three will explore memories of those Black British dancers who were involved with dance since the 1970s with particular focus on Kokuma Dance Theatre Company and ACE dance and music "ACE dance and music look forward to participating in this dialogue celebrating the achievements of Black British dancers and choreographers. Birmingham was a key centre in the 1970s and 1980s in Britain for the development of African and Caribbean People's Dance and continues to be so, and thus we are excited that this event will now be taking place in ACE's home city." (Gail Parmel, Artistic Director of ACE dance and music)

14.15 – 15.45 Introduction: participate or observe Gail Parmel teaching open class with Music Director, Ian Parmel. Gail is Artistic Director of ACE dance and music which she founded with Ian Parmel in 1996 after working with Kokuma Dance Theatre Company. In 2011 she was nominated one of the Cultural Leadership Programme’s 50 Women to Watch and has now been voted as one of 20 inspirational woman from the African Diaspora in Europe.
Numbers for the open class will be limited so please register your place.

16.00 – 17:00 Networking event with ADAD led by Judith Palmer: find out more about ADAD, tea and coffee provided.

17.15 – 19:00 Evening programme:
There will be a panel discussion: ‘Overview of dance in Birmingham 1970s and 80s’. The panel will include Bob Ramdhanie, Gail Parmel, Ian Parmel, Christy Adair, Funmi Adewole, Ramsay Burt and Jean Johnson Jones.
19.00 – 19.30 The evening will conclude with performances from ACE Youth, ACE Graduates, plus a preview excerpt from Mana: ACE dance and music's new international production.

Attendance is free but places must be booked in advance. Please contact Kate Jackson, Programme and Marketing Assistant, DanceXchange to book
E: T: 0121 689 1092


British Dance: Black Routes 


Date : 25 octobre, 11h-17h30
Lieu : International Slavery Museum, 
Albert Dock, Liverpool waterfront

This symposium will explore the experiences of Black British dancers, highlighting their contributions to British dance. The day will include panel discussions, interviews with local dancers and sessions with the exhibition curators. The event coincides with the British dance: Black routes exhibition at the International Slavery Museum (13th September 2013 - 23rd March 2014). 
This is a free event and online booking will open in September. For further information, please call 0044 151 478 4456.

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 Royal Historical Society Symposium 
Intimacy, Power and Authority in European Perspectives 
Bath Spa University, Corsham Court 


Friday 18th October 
Conference day (free to attend and open to all) 
9am Arrival, registration and coffee (Main House) 
9.40am Welcome (The Barn) 
Session 1: Intimacy and Power in Pre-modern Europe 
Room: The Barn 
Chair: Prof. Elaine Chalus, Bath Spa University 
Dr Conrad Leyser, Oxford University 
Intimacy and Power at a Distance in the Early Medieval West 
Dr Bronach Kane, Cardiff University 
Intimacies in the Parish: Gender and Authority in Medieval England 
Dr Alan Marshall, Bath Spa University 
Suspicious Minds: Political Murder, Reason of State, and Morality in Seventeenth-century Europe 
11.30am Coffee (The Barn) 
Session 2: Intimacy and Embodiment 
Room: The Barn 
Chair: Dr Joanne Bailey, Oxford Brookes University 
Dr Stephen Gregg, Bath Spa University 
Daniel Defoe and the Intimacy of Humans and Brutes 
Dr Robert Boddice, Freie Universität, Berlin 
Rational Intimacy? Karl Pearson, Francis Galton and the Politics of Sympathy 
Prof. John Strachan, Bath Spa University 
‘Rebellion with Hurleysticks’: Sport, Shopping and Subversion in Dublin, 1907-1922 
1.30pm Lunch (Main House) 
Session 3: Intimate Communities 
Chair: Dr Alan Marshall, Bath Spa University 
Dr Sarah Hackett, Bath Spa University 
Keeping up with the Khans: Ambition and Authority amongst Immigrant Communities in British and German Neighbourhoods, c. 1960s-1990s 
Prof. Elaine Chalus, Bath Spa University 
Love and loneliness: Family and Navy in the Freemantle Papers, c. 1801-1814 
Dr Olivette Otele, Bath Spa University 
Power and Political Culture: British and French Abolitionism in the Nineteenth Century 
4.30pm Coffee (Main House) 
5pm Keynote lecture (The Barn) 
Chair: Prof. Peter Mandler 
Dr Joanne Bailey, Oxford Brookes 
‘English Manly Intimacy and Power in Representations of St George and the Dragon c. 1750-1950’ 

Closing Remarks and Discussion 

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