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.
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:
- Conceptions of the Post-human and the Dancing Body
- Transgender identities, and notions of Difference
- Dance as the radical, and site for political activism in a Post-Capitalist society
- Responses to the Non-human Turn, New Materialism,
- Critiques of Anthropocentricism and Inter-species performance,
- 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: https://www.eventsforce.net/cu/3979/register
Venue and Booking
7th-9th July 2017
The Ellen Terry Building
For any enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
WhoLoDance: Whole-Body Interaction Learning for Dance Education
By applying Multimodal Sensing and Capturing Analysis, WhoLoDance will make use of advanced motion capture technologies as well as of EMG, bio-sensors, video, audio and accelerometers, to transfer dance movements into digital data in such a way that makes it possible to blend any specific motion element with any other motion element within the motion capture database.
Europeana Space Digital Dance Day
As part of the EU funded Europeana Space (ESpace) project, C-DaRE will be holding a Digital Dance Day, to showcase two recently developed digital tools for dance practice and scholarship.
Barefoot Flamenco Class
The Barefoot Flamenco Technique Class will explore movement using a model that honors a traditional Flamenco approach and challenges the mover to use their hands, feet and body in a new way while improvising to the various Flamenco rhythms, while finding their own voice and personality in the class. People can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of the basics of Flamenco while having applied the material to their bodies. A fun and enjoyable hour!
BODY ^ SPACE ^ OBJECT ^ MEMORY ^ IDENTITY SYMPOSIUM 2016
Following on from last year’s Memory ^ sentiment ^ body ^ space ^ object, this year’s event builds on the collaboration between the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) and researchers in the School of Art and Design, and invites contributions from scholars and practitioners from across the arts and humanities. This one-day symposium will address how performers, artists and designers suggest the relationship of individuals to their surroundings.