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. 


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.


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.


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.


Civic Epistemologies

The Civic Epistemologies project is about the participation of citizens in research on cultural heritage and humanities.


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).


'Strictly' Inclusive: Policy Brief

This project expands on the outcomes of the ‘Strictly’ Inclusive: Co-creating the Past, Present and Future project.


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.


The Shape of Sound

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.