Embodied trust in TAS: robots, dance, different bodies

The project explores the idea of deeply embodied trust in autonomous systems through a process of bringing expert moving bodies into harmony with robots.

ÜberReste. Strategien des Bleibens in den darstellenden Künsten (On Remnants and Vestiges. Strategies of Remaining in the Performing Arts)

The project investigates the challenges inherent in remaining and preserving in the fields of dance, music theatre and performance that otherwise operate under the primacy of presence. 

Non-communicable lung disease in Kenya: from burden and early life determinants to participatory inter-disciplinary solutions

Non-communicable lung disease in Kenya: from burden and early life determinants to participatory inter-disciplinary solutions

Urban Village: The Roma's Allotment Project

Urban Villages aims to bring together Roma and non-Roma to co-create a short film, images and a digital scrapbook exhibition that focuses on the experiences, identity and voices of the Roma people told by the Roma people.

Interactive Dialogues: Ethics and Equity in Practice Research - Dance and Theatre

The necessity to engage in a dialogue around the issues of Ethics and Equity in Dance and Theatre have been identified in the field of artistic practice and in the academic sector of Practice Research. This project is directed to PGRs, artists and ECRs.

Cooking Connections Coventry: Home-based Sensory Food Experiences for Wellbeing

Connections Coventry explores how creative food-based sensory activities can support wellbeing for older people in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-)use and management of European culture (REACH)

The three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage. 

CoDa | Cultures of Dance. European Research Network for Dance Studies

This Scientific Research Network (WOG) aims to advance the emerging field of dance studies both in a Flemish and European context through the creation of an interuniversity platform that facilitates the interaction between dance scholars.

Contemporary Dance and Whiteness

Contemporary dance is anecdotally described as a white field of practice. Although there is a growing body of arts research that examines whiteness as racial privilege, there is little that investigates the phenomenon of whiteness in contemporary dance.

Boaters and Showmen Influencing policy and the GRTSB schools and HE Pledge through their Cultural Heritage

The Pledge for Schools is a commitment schools sign up to, to work towards creating a welcoming environment and conditions in which Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater (GTRSB) pupils can stay resilient and thrive academically. 

Dance after Lockdown

Dance and Lockdown is a small-scale qualitative study designed to generate richly detailed experiential data from two key layers of the dance industry’s ecology: artists and organisations.

Celebrate and Recalibrate Flamenco Project

Flamenco singing, guitar playing and dancing are the three main pillars of  the artform.  Yet, its history has a complex and often debated past.

Women leadership and the UK dance sector

We are dedicated to the leadership development of girls aged 12-18 years old and women 19+ by using the transformative capability of dance as a tool to empower their voices.

The Shape of Sound

The Shape of Sound, is an interdisciplinary exploration into the relationship between movement, touch and sound. 

‘Strictly’ Inclusive: Co-creating the past, present and future

The BBC, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), are celebrating their centenary year with a series of new public engagement research projects, recently announced. This programme of activities seeks to connect the public with the BBC’s past, present and future. Coventry University are pleased to have been awarded funding to explore the BBC’s work in televising dance, looking at the impact of Strictly Come Dancing on public audiences and its recent focus on inclusion through dance.

Dialogue Moves: Embodying Diversity through Amerta Movement in Indonesia

This fellowship investigates how Amerta Movement practice supports dialogue between diverse ethnic and religious communities in Indonesia. This is especially important in a country where ‘unity in diversity’ is the national motto.

Talking Back: Hip Hop through research and practice

This three day event is grounded in feminist and critical theorist Bell Hook’s idea of “Talking Back” and will open up a space to learn more about the five pillars of Hip Hop (Knowledge, Graffiti, break dance, Djing and Emceeing).

Dancing Bodies in Coventry

Dancing Bodies in Coventry is a Coventry City of Culture 2021 funded project that is being led by researchers from Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE). 

Siobhan Davies RePlay

Professor Sarah Whatley's project aims to create an accessible digital archive of Siobhan Davies Dance which is freely available.

Sensing the City: an Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Place

The overall purpose of the research is to model a usable practice-based template for sensing the city, drawing on the city of Coventry (UK) as a case-study in the first instance. The template will offer a range of methodologies towards, first, engaging constructively and productively with urban sites using the sensate presence of the human body as the primary means of gathering data and, second, processing and presenting that data in innovative ways within a critical framework that assesses the city's habitability and sustainability.