Research Projects

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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 


The upcoming three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of development bodies, tourism,

Performing Arts Advocacy Alliance

This project is a partnership between Coventry University Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), OneDanceUK and Birmingham Dance Network (BDN). The aim of the project is to understand how small arts

4i: Immersive Interaction Design For Indie Developers With Interactive Machine Learning

This project aims to support independent developers and artists in designing movement and body based interaction for Virtual Reality and immersive media, by building tools that allow designing by

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 accesible digital ardhive of Siobhan Davies Dance which is freely available.

The Roles of IP and Diversity in the Creative Industries

The objective is to inform policy-making in both South Africa and the UK in relation to IP and diversity strategies for the micro creative industries and international trade. It is also to create

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

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


VIBES is choreographic and audio collective performance, seeking to make hundreds or thousands of people not knowing each other, meet in a shared dance performance, guided through headphones.

Roma Women transforming the educational systems around Europe through their social and political mobilizations (RTRANSFORM)

The project addresses a main challenge which is social inclusion with the potentiality of promoting education among Roma women and girls. The European Union has taken action to implement Roma

Celebrating local stewardship in a global market: community heritage, intellectual property protection and sustainable development in India

This project engages with three Indian cases to investigate how developing ‘heritage-sensitive’ marketing and intellectual property protection strategies can give communities greater control over the

Gypsy Roma Traveller in Higher Education: Influencing Policy

The project aims to shine a light on marginalised communities and attempts to bring those voices to the forefront and into the university.


Project NEFELI is an EU funded Erasmus+ KA2 social inclusion project with a focus on adult education, extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult