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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. 


Somatic Performance Practices: Sandra Reeve and Ecological Movement Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


Error Network Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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 through consideration of error, ambiguity and 'messiness' as methodological tools.


Europeana Space Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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.


Invisible Difference Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


Civic Epistemologies Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


Digital Dance Archives Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


Live Archive: Revisiting Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre Archives Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


The Library of Processes Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


Motion Bank Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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


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


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.


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.


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.


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). 


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.


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. 


Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021