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Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2015


Ethics and Repair: Continuing Dialogues within Somatic Informed Practice and Philosophy

The third international Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, invites somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of subject domains to continue, extend and debate investigations in the field of somatic informed dance practices.

The 2015 conference will consider the ways in which somatic informed dance offers answers to a number of questions:  How might the corporeal or material (Grosz, Bradotti, Bennett) enable change through what has been termed ‘small acts of repair’ (Hinson) or what might be understood as ‘cellular consciousness’ (Bainbridge Cohen)? Then what are the ethical dimensions of this way of being in the world? How do we articulate these understandings and what does the field not yet know? And how might the legacy of somatic informed dance practices shape future understandings of ethics and repair in the 21st Century?

The conference seeks to offer a space for discussion, engagement, debate and experimentation and invites proposals in a range of modes and formats including but not limited to: papers, workshops, lecture demonstrations, posters, round tables, working parties, provocations, curated panels and performative interventions.

Contributors will have the opportunity to submit academic papers and other textual contributions for consideration for a peer reviewed publication.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline: 12th December 2014
Notification of acceptance: 6th February 2015
Registration opens: 2nd March 2015

Proposals

Proposals should be submitted to Lily Hayward-Smith at researchadmin.ad@coventry.ac.uk.

Please include the following when submitting a proposal:

  • Name(s) of contributors
  • Email contact address
  • Title of proposal
  • Indication of presentation type
  • Outline proposal (250 words max)
  • Indication of any technical or space requirements (please note due to the nature of the event we are not able to offer technical support for full scale performances)

Find out more information about the Dance & Somatic Practices Conference series on the website.


Jul 09

Event Time:
Start time: 18:00
End Date: 12/07/2015
End time: 18:00

Event Location:
Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University

Event Contact:
Dr Natalie Garrett Brown & Professor Sarah Whatley