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

Centre for Dance Research

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 Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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.


Contemporary Dance and Whiteness Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research


REACH Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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, education, creative industries, policy-makers, cultural heritage professionals, academic experts, arts practitioners, professionals in archives and galleries, and associations, local societies and interest groups representative of non-professionals– all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage (CH). 


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

Centre for Dance Research

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. 


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

Centre for Dance Research

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 moving via Interactive Machine Learning.


Dancing Bodies in Coventry Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 strong and lasting conversations among academic researchers, creative industry participants, policy-makers and practitioners across South Africa and the UK; and to foster new academic links between South Africa and the UK through which new research proposals can emerge. This project, and subsequent ones arising out of network activities will also help to strengthen understanding of, and adoption of good practice around IP and diversity by arts and cultural practitioners, thus ensuring greater sustainability for this sector. 


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

Centre for Dance Research

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. 


WhoLoDance: Whole-Body Interaction Learning for Dance Education Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 dance movements into digital data in such a way that makes it possible to blend any specific motion element with any other motion element within the motion capture database.


Performing Arts Advocacy Alliance Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 organizations, artistic researchers and local artists can connect with and influence local & regional policymakers.


NEFELI Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 learners.


Gypsy Roma Traveller in Higher Education: Influencing Policy Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


Culture Moves Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

CultureMoves is a user-oriented project that aims to develop a series of digital tools and services that will enable new forms of touristic engagement and educational resources by leveraging the re-use of Europeana content. The project stands on 3 pillars: technology for content re-use adaptation and sharing, real-life use cases for tourism and education, intangible cultural heritage and more specifically dance.


Kaleidoscope - The 1950s in Europe Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

The project aims at leveraging photographic content in Europeana depicting the 1950s in Europe, connecting today’s citizens with the post-war generation whose dreams of a better life led to the establishment of the European Union. Kaleidoscope wants to increase engagement with Europeana content, by heightening user interaction through crowdsourcing and co-curation. 


Somatic practice, chronic pain and self-care technology Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

This network brings together experts from dance and somatic practices, health and digital design to explore the living, sensate and subjectively experienced body in context as a means of understanding chronic pain and self-care strategies. 


Social Choreography network Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

What does social choreography mean today, and to what extent can this field provide new frameworks to help address the issue of cultural stereotyping of refugees? Violent military conflict, environmental crises, breakdown of social, racial or ethnic integration, are some of the many reasons why millions of peoples are being displaced across the world. Immigration is regarded today as arguably one of the most pressing political issues by voters and the wider public, and not only in a post-Brexit UK. Whilst the problem of forced migration is typically addressed from within the social sciences (e.g. migration and diaspora studies, sociology, political science, or development studies), little is known about the way in which the movement arts and bodily perspectives are responding to such crises. The gap in knowledge that the network is aiming to address concerns a lack of understanding of embodied socio-choreographic practice at a regional and cross-national level. 


Reality Remix Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

The 'Reality Remix' project brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts - a fashion designer, artists, researchers, an interactive designer, a software engineer, computer scientist, and a choreographer to address challenges and opportunities that emergent technologies bring to content creation and interaction methods in Mixed, Augmented and Virtual Reality.