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Dialogues on Dance, Philosophy, and Performance in the Contemporary Neoliberal Moment

Event Background

The concepts of ‘dance’, ‘post-dance’, ‘choreography’ and ‘performance’ continue to be probed and problematized through both artistic practice and scholarship. At the same time, the operation of both of these practices within  neoliberal capitalist frameworks, the pressures (for example, institutional and financial pressures) they face from them, and the political developments and series of crises across the globe in recent years (such as the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek and UK referendum, and the US election results) raise even more strongly questions not only about definitions, but about the role of dance and performance in the contemporary neoliberal moment.

This two-day conference invites scholars and artists engaged in the philosophical interrogation of experimental dance and performance from a continental or analytic perspective to address these concerns. Our interest is in examining how existing tensions and dissensus between the two philosophical traditions might productively address the problems and potentials of dance and performance in order to further current thinking, advance the field, and question its role and our practices in neoliberal capitalism. This bringing together is therefore not an attempt to ‘bridge the gap’ between the two traditions; it instead aims at exploring how looking at the same object of analysis from different perspectives and through different conceptual, critical, methodological and linguistic frameworks.

Confirmed Speakers

Bojana Bauer (FR)

Aili Bresnahan (US)

Ramsay Burt (UK)

Renee Conroy (US)

Marina Grzinic (Austria/Slovenia)

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca (UK)

Aaron Meskin (UK)

Anna Pakes (UK)

Final Schedule


Full 2-day conference: £80 (£40 for concessions) Single day: £40 (£20 for concessions)

Register by 24th May.

Jun 01

Event Time:
Start time: 10:00
End Date: 02/06/2017
End time: 20:00

Event Location:
Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT

Event Contact:
Hetty Blades | ac1417@coventry.ac.uk and Katerina Paramana | katerina.paramana@brunel.ac.uk