Research Projects

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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).


The Shape of Sound

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


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. 


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. 


Somatic Performance Practices: Sandra Reeve and Ecological Movement

Developing a UK case study on somatic practices in performance, whilst drawing out information on ‘context’ as an aspect of somatic practices in performance.


Europeana Space: spaces of possibility for the creative reuse of Europeana content

Europeana Space aims to increase and enhance the creative industries' use of Europeana (the European platform for cultural heritage) and other online collections of digital cultural content, by delivering a range of digitised resources to support their engagement.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


‘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.


InVisible Difference: Dance, Disability and Law

Invisible Difference brings together researchers from two different disciplines, dance and law and draws on concepts and methods from the arts and social sciences.


Error Network

The overall objective is to set up a Research Network that will hold two workshop/laboratories and a symposium to identify important research questions concerning how dance research and human-computer interaction (HCI) can inform each other.


Live Archive: Revisiting Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre Archives

This project revisits and develops sections from ‘Lunar Parables', choreographed by Sara and Jerry Pearson.


The Library of Processes

This project investigates the various ways in which artists document reflections and experiences of working within an artist venue.


Digital Dance Archives

This AHRC-funded project provided public access, via one web platform, to several distinct dance collections from the NRCD.


Motion Bank

The main focus of this project is the creation of online digital scores, to be made publicly available via the Motion Bank website.