The Dance and Somatic Practices Conference at the Centre for Dance Research


Friday 05 July 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

The Ellen Terry Building Coventry University

Event details

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th Dance and Somatic Practices Conference. We invite somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of subject domains to debate and share investigations in the field of somatic informed dance practices. This year will also be a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. We will reflect back and look forward to themes, trends, and issues pertinent to the field of somatic practices internationally. We have a rich selection of papers, panels, workshops and discussions to share with you, responding to key themes explored through somatic movement such as: screendance; dance science; spirituality; body and environment; pedagogy and performance; politics and trauma.

Through these themes, we will investigate:

  • What have been the key topics of enquiry in the field over the last 10 years and what new histories have emerged in this period?
  • What are the pressing questions that will need to be addressed over the next 10 years and beyond?
  • How might we continue to develop sustainable formats for somatic practice and research, whether through conference, journal or other modalities?

The conference is open to all but places are limited!

Cost:

Early Bird Rates – before 31st May 2019
Full conference - £165
Full conference concession* - £135
Daily rate - £60
Daily rate concession* - £50

Rates from 1st June 2019
Full conference - £180
Full conference concession* - £150
Daily full rate - £70
Daily rate concession* - £60
*Concession rates apply to students and those not in full time employment 

Conference Volunteer place

We are always in need of some extra help at the conference and this year we are offering a small number of students or unsalaried participants the opportunity to attend the conference for free as a volunteer. This will involve, for example, supporting the conference team with registration, setting up and clearing down spaces and showing participants where to go, among other things. There are a limited number of volunteer places available. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer place please contact Lily Hayward-Smith.

How to get there:

Read more details on how to get to Coventry and some suggested accommodation.

Conference venue address:

The Ellen Terry Building

Coventry University

Jordan Well

Coventry

CV1 5RW

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