2013 Conference

Decentering Dance Studies: Moving In New Global Orders
A Joint Conference of the Congress on Research in Dance & the Society of Dance History Scholars
Mission Inn & the Culver Center of the Arts
Riverside, California
November 14 - 17, 2013

Photo credit:  Jonathan Godoy

In the second decade of the 21st century, historic events are shaping and shifting global orders, posing new challenges to Empire. Emergent economies, mediatized popular revolutions, the U.S. abetted and sponsored “War On Terror,” and unequal distribution of wealth are salient features, resulting from increased transnational connections and desires for mobility brought about by globalization. This conference invites a reflection on the impact that these developments are having on dancers and dances, and the ways in which practitioners and scholars understand dance practices in political, cultural, and historical terms.

Pursuing these reflections, the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) will hold a historic joint conference that also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Questions that will be explored include:
What can dance offer in developing new approaches to the body and globalization? How does a global perspective help us re-think dances past and present? How do traditional dance research methods and/or study of historic dance forms contribute to critical dance studies at a time of shifting global orders?
How are the borders of dance itself as a discipline and a practice changing with these global shifts?

By embracing the diverse definitions of dance, paying attention to its multiple genealogies, to the efficacy and the shifts it makes through movement, how can we intervene in critical discourses of power? Why is the intersection of dance and power a crucial juncture to explore?

Program Chairs: Priya Srinivasan (University of California, Riverside) and Yatin Lin (Taipei National University of the Arts)

Conference pre-registration is now closed.  All additional conference registration must occur on-site at the conference.

On-Site Full Conference Rates

Regular Member - Late  $250
Student Member - Late  $140
Retired Members - Late  $150
Non-Member  $275

Single Day Rates:

Regular Member  $115
Student Member  $65
Retired Member  $75
Non-Member  $130

This conference is jointly sponsored by the following organizations:

Please visit the following pages for more information

 Congress on Research in Dance  Emailinfo@cordance.org
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