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Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2017

The fourth International Dance and Somatic Practices Conference

Moving the Sensate: Questions of Affect and Embodiment for the 21st Cent

The conference is hosted by C-DaRE at The Ellen Terry Building, Coventry University.

DSP Conference 2015 Paula and Bettina

Credit: the sheep are not black and not white by Paula Kramer and Bettina Mainz, performed at DSP Conference 2015. Photo taken by Christian Kipp

Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2017: Moving the Sensate: Questions of Affect and Embodiment for the 21st Cent

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July 2017

The fourth 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.

Acknowledging the post-capitalist sensibility of the 21st century, the 2017 conference considers the ways in which somatic informed dance does and might contribute to understandings of affect and embodiment. Foregrounding the sensate we explore the way in which somatic informed dance theorises, questions and enables new thinking in the areas of:

  1. Conceptions of the Post-human and the Dancing Body
  2. Transgender identities, and notions of Difference 
  3. Dance as the radical, and site for political activism in a Post-Capitalist society
  4. Responses to the Non-human Turn, New Materialism, 
  5. Critiques of Anthropocentricism and Inter-species performance,
  6. Mediated bodies and performance, in the era of big data, smart cities and technology advances

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, 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 special issue of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, Intellect Publishers.

Register here:

Venue and Booking

7th-9th July 2017

The Ellen Terry Building

Jordan Wells

Coventry University



Event Programme

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Conference Fee's

Early Bird Rates before 23rd June
Students - One Day £60 | Whole Conference - £130
Part time employed/un-funded place - One Day £70 | Whole Conference £150
Full time employed or funded place - One Day £80 | Whole Conference £170
Full Price from 15th June
Students - One Day £70 | Whole Conference - £150
Part time employed/un-funded place Full Price - One Day £80 | Whole Conference - £170
Full time employed or funded place Full Price - One Day £90 | Whole Conference - £190

Book for all 3 days and pay just £10 extra!  

Looking back - Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2015

Take a look at what happened at the last conference in July 2015

Jul 07

Event Time:
Start time: 09:00
End Date: 09/07/2017
End time: 17:30

Event Location:
Ellen Terry Building CV1 5RW

Event Contact: