Centre for Dance Research

The Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) contributes to the University's Creative Cultures theme. The Centre, led by Director Professor Sarah Whatley, specialises in an inclusive interdisciplinary approach to diverse forms of artistic and scholarly research in dance supported by new approaches to documentation, analysis and dissemination of choreographic creativity.

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C-DaRE is recognised for world-leading environment

C-DaRE received high ranking in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Dance Research Matters

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C-DaRE invites...

Curated conversations about the role of dance, movement and the body in society and culture.

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 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021