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Call For Papers: Dance and The Archive

Centre for Dance Research

Dance has long been regarded as an art form that is challenging to archive because the “time-based phenomenology of dance is a challenge for dance archivists” (Oke 2017, 197)


Call for Proposals; body ^ space ^ object ^ memory ^ identity Symposium

Centre for Dance Research

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. 


C-DaRE E-Book

Centre for Dance Research

A World of Muscle, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance.
*A World of Muscle, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance* is an e-book exploring contemporary ideas and themes in the research and practice of dance. It contains 23 chapters written by researchers at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University, and is divided into six sections: Spaces of Practice, Philosophy, Communities, Politics, Data and Thinking, and Epistemology.


Digital Echoes Symposium 2018 - Reflections Off the Future

Centre for Dance Research

As an acoustic phenomenon, an echo is a reflection of sound off a surface. The time it takes to reach this surface and return is proportional to the distance between the sound source and the surface. Digital Echoes began in 2011 engaging with reflections off the surfaces of the past, in the form of artistic responses to two digital dance archives. For Digital Echoes 2018, we invited contributions that reflect off the surfaces of the future. As the question “Where are we now?” was the starting point for the Dance Fields symposium at Roehampton in April 2017, we propose for Digital Echoes 2018 to ask, “Where are we going?”

Therefore, for Digital Echoes 2018 we asked people to let their imaginations run free, to dream up how this future echo might appear. We made this proposal in the wake of the publicity surrounding Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015) and inspired by the concept of Future Studies, an interdisciplinary field not without its controversies (is it or is it not a field?). What interests us is the possibility of a certain rigor: the study and analysis of patterns of the past and present to explore “sustainable futures”. In 2018, we are also going against the historical digital grain of the symposium and encouraging contributions from a broader range of perspectives whether they consider themselves to be analogue, beyond- or Post-digital.


Lecturer in Dance Nicola Conibere wins the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award

Centre for Dance Research

C-DaRE's Dr. Nicola Conibere is awarded a prize of £10,000 and support from a creative producer, to pursue a project of choreographic research.


Postgraduate student scoops award for academic excellence

Centre for Dance Research

PhD student Hetty Blades has been selected to receive a cash prize of £500 for 'overall academic excellence' from robemakers Ede and Ravenscroft.


Dance and Somatic Practices Conference Summary

Centre for Dance Research

The fourth Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, which took place in July 2017, was another great success with over 100 delegates joining for talks.


Special Issue Call for Papers: Bodily Extensions and Performance (Avatars, Prosthetics, Cyborgs, Posthumans)

Centre for Dance Research

The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media is seeking contributions by 16th January 2017 for a special issue on Bodily Extensions and Performance.


Europeana Space: Spaces of possibility for the creative reuse of digital cultural content

Centre for Dance Research

We recently completed the project and received an ‘Excellent’ for the project in our final review. The project has been hugely successful and we are hoping to continue working with our partners on other projects.


Sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration - REACH

Centre for Dance Research

The upcoming three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration.


Call for Proposals; Digital Echoes Symposium 2016

Centre for Dance Research

For the 6th edition of the Digital Echoes Symposium, we focus on participation as one of the most prominent legacies of the digital, in particular how it invokes processes of collectivity, democratisation and decentring.


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