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  • 24 Sep 2015 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Duke University Program in Dance seeks an outstanding dance researcher and artist practitioner who will contribute significantly to the new MFA in Dance: Live Art and Embodied Practice in teaching, research, and the advising of MFA thesis projects. We welcome an individual who will both expand and extend the areas of expertise of the current faculty in terms of research, international engagement, and teaching across degree programs (MFA and BA). We value a colleague whose research is informed by an active artistic practice.

    The Duke University Dance Program currently offers a BA and a minor in dance. The Dance Program is an independent unit within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

    Start date: August 1, 2016

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

    Applicants are requested to send a letter of application including a statement of teaching and choreographic interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and if applicable, a DVD of choreography and teaching. Applications received by January 15, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration.

    For further information and to submit application materials online via the Academic Jobs online portal go to

    For inquiries, please contact:

    Prof. Purnima Shah

    Director, Duke University Dance Program

    205 Bivins Building, 2 Brodie Gym Drive

    P. O. Box 90686

    Durham, NC 27708

    EEO / AA Policy: Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

  • 22 Sep 2015 11:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Call for Poster Presentations at the Symposium: 

    The Other “D”: locating ‘D’ance in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Canada 

    What is the Story of Your Research? 

    How does dance figure into your work? What are your discoveries? What are your methodological challenges? What are your questions? What knowledge can you share with other performance scholars? What is the story of your dance research? 

    We invite you to contribute your answers to these as well as your own questions pertaining to dance research for a dynamic poster session. As the call for papers explains, one of our main goals of the symposium will be to move towards productive and positive exchanges between and within Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and sharing our stories in visual form is a great way to raise awareness about the scope of Dance Studies and of dance-based research happening across and/or about Canada. 

    We encourage junior and senior scholars at any stage in their research, and from any discipline to share their story so that we can all benefit from considering overlapping, conflicting and intersecting methodological and practical approaches to dance-focused and dance-inclusive projects. We want to know how dance is being approached today and what challenges and discoveries researchers and scholars within a variety of disciplines are making about working in and through dance. 

    In the interest of practicality and economics all posters will be printed on site. Posters will consist of 4 11 x 17 panels and can include full colour 

    Sharing the posters will take place in 3 ways. First, posters will be displayed in the Robert Gill Theatre Lobby for the duration of the conference. Second, there will be a poster session at which poster makers will present their research to a group for 10 minutes. Each poster will be assigned a respondent. Third, there will be a sociable sharing and networking event for researchers to discuss their poster presentations with conference attendees. 

    Questions regarding how the session will be conducted should be sent to If your proposal is accepted, a full outline of the event and the poster requirements and limitations will be sent to you. 

    Submission Requirements 

    Please send proposals to: by October 15, 2015 

    Please indicate in the subject heading that it is a Poster Proposal 

    Please include: 

    - an abstract of no more than 150 words that outlines the research you intend to present 

    - 150 word bio 

    - a statement regarding what stage of inquiry you are at for this project 

    - a bibliography of 4-5 texts OR a brief (100 word) description of the practical research you are conducting 

    Please note that final poster files must be submitted to no later than January 8, 2016, so that they can be printed. 

    Committee Members: Seika Boye (Chair), Evadne Kelly, Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey 

    Advisors to the Committee: Stephen Johnson, Allana Lindgren, Nikki Cesare Shotzko 

  • 16 Sep 2015 5:35 PM | Anonymous member


    deadline extended to October 1, 2015


    The annual meeting of the


    Western Society for

    Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS)


    February 12-13, 2016 • University of California, Riverside


    Keynote address by Dr. Paula Radisich, Whittier College


    We invite submissions from all disciplines for the 2016 WSECS conference focused on the theme of “Encounter(s).” We invite proposals for papers that address encounters ranging from the political to the intimate and from commerce and migration to literary and artistic productions in the long 18th century (late 17th to early 19th centuries).


    Papers should be 15-20 minutes long. The program committee will cluster 3-4 individual papers to a 75-minute panel, including 15 minutes for Q&A following the last paper. Submission of proposals for pre-formed panels should follow this format. We especially welcome submissions by graduate students and independent scholars. All paper topics will be considered.


    DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 1, 2015. Please provide a narrative proposal of 250-300 words. Include contact information, name, institutional affiliation, title of your paper, email address, and any audio/visual needs. Proposals for pre-formed panels should include the same info for each presenter, and a cover page with the panel title, topic, and statement of how the papers speak to that topic. Designate one person as the liaison with the program committee.                                                                                 


    Send submissions to both Dr. Aurora Wolfgang ( and Dr. Linda Tomko (


    The conference program committee members are Aurora Wolfgang, CSU San Bernardino, French; Linda Tomko, UC Riverside, Dance; Ted Ruml, CSU San Bernardino, English; George Haggerty, UC Riverside, English; and Jonathan Eacott, UC Riverside, History.


    We will notify presenters of their papers’ acceptance by the end of October 2015. Conference registration and WSECS membership fees are due by December 1, 2015 for those on the conference program.

    The keynote address will begin Friday, February 12 at 1:00 PM. Panels will follow with drinks reception 7-8 PM. Saturday, February 13, panels begin at 9 AM; lunch will be hosted by WSECS. Final panels will conclude by 6 PM. Full details about the conference, accommodations and area attractions will be published on the WSECS website:


    Illustration: Ivan Petrovich Argunov, Portrait of Kalmyk Girl Annushka (1767)

  • 13 Sep 2015 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor, with expertise either in the area of media/film production or in the area of dance/choreography, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2016.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose work has a global focus or reach. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2016. The candidate needs to demonstrate excellence in only one of our target areas, media/film production or dance/choreography, not both.

    We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in film, dance, theatre, performance, installation, devised work, and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways.  Courses – which would uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of media/film production or dance techniques, respectively – would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s production work as either a filmmaker and instructor of filmmaking or as a choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell.  We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.  Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:  Candidates holding the Ph.D. should submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages. All candidates should additionally submit a sample of artistic work (url links preferred), and they are encouraged also to produce a statement  1) summarizing their artistic vision and teaching philosophy within an undergraduate liberal arts environment and  2) describing how their professional artistic and/or scholarly work may contribute to their future candidacy for tenure. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.  Complete applications must be received no later than November 15, 2015.  

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

  • 13 Sep 2015 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Mary's College of Maryland’s Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theater, dance, and movement to begin Fall 2016.

    The ideal candidate is able to teach courses in movement for actors, modern dance, dance history, and choreography, as well as courses such as traditional African dance, hip hop, jazz, dance for the camera, stage combat, mask work, or introductory acting and directing.  Position is responsible for directing, coaching, and choreographing in the department’s main-stage production season. Candidates with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural interests and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications: an M.F.A. or equivalency; strong teaching ability, a record of successful creative endeavors; and potential for research activities. Applicants should be actively engaged in creative activity and theoretical inquiry, with an emphasis on movement/dance technique and its application to performance, pedagogy, community engagement, dance literacy, and/or health and science.  Position will also contribute leadership in undergraduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance.

    St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Please apply at  (details provided there).

    Application review begins October 1, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. SMCM is an AA/EEO employer.

  • 03 Sep 2015 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Washington

    Divisional Dean of Arts

    The world communicates across generations and cultures through the arts. The University of Washington’s Division of Arts offers degree programs, exhibitions, and performances that reflect the dual nature of the arts as creative endeavors and subjects of scholarly research. Sitting in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Division brings together Art, Art History & Design; Dance; Drama; Music; and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media. Through critical inquiry, technical training, and interdisciplinary and collaborative processes, our students develop as imaginative and enterprising artists, designers, scholars, cultural leaders, and arts advocates.

    We are currently looking for a Divisional Dean of Arts who will provide operational management and strategic leadership for the Division and articulate a compelling vision for its future success. The position is also a key member of the wider College’s senior leadership team. The successful candidate will have a track record of scholarship, leadership and administrative management experience within the cognate disciplines of the Division. They will also possess a compelling personality and a highly collegial style needed to thrive in a leadership role in a renowned research-intensive university.

    Applicants are required to have a PhD, MFA, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment and will hold the title of Associate Professor or Professor within the appropriate Arts unit. 

    The University of Washington is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search. To submit an application or for further information, visit or contact Lacey Hizartzidis on +1 (604) 895 7457 or email quoting reference 2184. To apply, submit a current C.V., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2015.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Modern Dance at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2016. A Ph.D. in dance, performance studies, or a closely related field and at least three years of experience as a dancer/choreographer required at the time of appointment. Applicants should have an active focus on research and publication. A global perspective on dance, interests in interdisciplinary approaches to dance study (dance sociology, performance studies, gender, etc.) and in Contemporary Dance are also welcome. Duties will include teaching assigned courses in dance theory, history and technique; conducting research; writing for publication; engaging in creative activities; advising students; participating in department governance; and university service.

    Application materials should include a CV, transcript, writing sample, statement of ongoing and future research and teaching goals, 3 letters of reference.  A performance video is optional.  Applications by email are preferable:  Mailed applications may be sent to Cindy Kahn, Assistant to the Chair, Performing Arts Department, Campus Box 1108, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

    Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by November 15, 2015, but materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

    Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:22 AM | Anonymous member

    The new documentary film on Ohad Naharin, "Mr. Gaga," will include a clip of Judith Brin Ingber speaking about Ohad in her class. 

    A chapter by Brin Ingber is included in the book "Sara Levi-Tanai: A Creative Life," just published by Resling Press, Tel Aviv, edited by Dina Roginsky and Henia Rottenberg.  The book is yet to be translated into English but this chapter is called Sara Levi-Tanai: Turning My Dance Assumptions Upside Down. It is based on Brin Ingber's three years as Levi-Tanai's assistant in Tel Aviv. 

  • 20 Aug 2015 4:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Call for Papers

    The Other “D”: locating ‘D’ance in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Canada

    “… at last year’s seminar, it became clear that the integration of dance into performance studies has created some tensions in the field. Several of my senior colleagues believe that performance studies has erased or undermined dance-specific methods of movement inquiry. In response to this critique, Rebecca (Schneider) … challenged the group to continue engaging in a performance studies approach, without necessarily living under the rubric or being colonized by the field, in order to examine not just dance as culture, but culture as dance. And I applaud her stance.”

    - Susan Manning, 2013 Mellon Dance Studies in/and the Humanities Roundtable Discussion, Dance Research Journal 45/3, 9


    Location: Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto

    Dates: January 22-23, 2016

    Keynote Speakers: Susan Manning (Northwestern University)

                                     Allana Lindgren (University of Victoria)


    In recent years, the presence of Performance Studies in Canada at the graduate level has been on the rise. Performance Studies PhD programs at York University, University of Toronto and University of Alberta have their roots in Theatre Studies and History but are open to dance research. The PhD programs in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Concordia, Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University, and Communication and Culture at Ryerson/York are dance friendly but not dance focused.

    These expanded opportunities for dance research at the graduate level are positive additions to York’s Dance Studies doctoral program.  However, as Susan Manning notes, there are tensions that arise about dance projects within non-dance specific programs. Even as program names change and students become more diverse in terms of disciplinary backgrounds, comprehensive exams, research, practical and teaching work, and language about program goals and curriculum still often revolve around “traditional” Drama and Theatre Studies or do not exhibit in-depth knowledge of Dance Studies research methodologies, debates, and/or performance practices.

    When the breadth of Dance Studies is not recognized, Performance Studies programs miss opportunities to engage with extant scholarship, methodologies, archives, documentation, praxis and performance, pedagogy, and developed approaches to thinking and writing about movement, embodiment, and the body. In particular, Dance Studies reminds Performance Studies that, “[a]s culture, dance is in(sinew)ated with power relations. Built bone-deep into the dancing body and permeating its practice and performance, these structurings of power both discipline and pleasure the body” (Foster 2009, 8).

    One of the main goals of this symposium will be to move towards productive and positive exchanges between and within Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies. Potential practical outcomes include raising awareness about the scope of Dance Studies and of dance-based research happening across and/or about Canada as well as developing a shared resource space for research, praxis, and pedagogical support. Papers, organized panels, lecture demonstrations and performances that address the theme of this symposium are welcome. While this symposium is a response to the recent proliferation of Performance Studies programs in Canada, contributions from other disciplines that engage with the ways dance contributes to their inquiry such as Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Compartive Literature, English, Equity Studies, Ethnomusicology History, Music, Women Studies, and beyond are welcome and encouraged.

    With the goal of knowledge mobilisation between and across disciplines the selections committee seeks contributions that consider overlapping, conflicting and intersecting methodological and practical approaches to dance-focused and dance-inclusive projects. We want to know how dance is being approached today and what challenges and discoveries researchers and scholars within a variety of disciplines are making about working in and through dance. Possible topics include: choreography and devising; postmodern dance and postdramatic theatre; dramaturgy; historical intersections in drama, dance, theatre, and performance studies; contemporary and historical Canadian dance; archiving, curation and documentation; the digital humanities; modes of performance that blur disciplinary lines such as circus, burlesque, and physical theatre; reflections on practical processes; equity issues such as race, gender, sex, ability and sexuality; affect; performance art; philosophical ontology; virtuosity; duration; environment; advocacy and activism; performance training, somatics and movement based practices not traditionally thought of as dance are welcome.

    Paper presentations and lecture demonstrations will be scheduled over the two days of the symposium. Friday evening will be dedicated to performances in the Robert Gill Theatre. Please see requirements for paper, lecture demonstration, and performance proposals below. There will also be a poster presentation session on Saturday. This session will feature research in all stages of development giving presenters the opportunity to share methodological approaches, inquiries, resources, and ideas. A separate call for this session will be distributed in late August.

    Submission Requirements

    Please send proposals to: by September 30, 2015

    Please indicate in the subject heading whether it is a paper, lecture demonstration or performance proposal

    1. Paper Presentations and Lecture Demonstrations

    - an abstract of no more than 250 words

    - 150 word bio

    - a bibliography or 4-5 texts

    - indicate whether you are proposing a paper presentation or a lecture demonstration

    - for organized panels please include a 150 word description of the panel theme in addition to three paper abstracts and submit as a single document

    Technical Requirements

    - paper presentations will be given 20 minutes

    - lecture demonstrations will be given 45 minutes

    - please indicate your AV needs as well as space required for demonstrations

    2. Performance Proposals

    There will be one evening dedicated to performance presentations at the Robert Gill Theatre. Site-specific and durational performance proposals are also welcome and will be scheduled appropriately. Theatrical, traditional, popular, urban, social and folk dance, performance based research, contemporary performance, historical reconstructions, improvisations, and modes of performance that question and challenge disciplinary boundaries are encouraged. The evening will be programmed in festival format and performances will be given a maximum time of 15 minutes each. Excerpts of evening length works are welcome. In your proposal please include:

    - a 250 word description of your performance that contextualizes it within the framework of the symposium

    - a 150 word bio

    - if available a video clip (maximum 5 minutes) of your performance (not required)

    Technical Requirements

    The symposium is receiving full technical support from the Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies. Please outline your technical needs in as much detail as possible. If you are selected to perform, an exchange with the technical team will take place. Please indicate if there is anything your performance cannot do without. A marley floor will be laid for the symposium.

    For details about the Robert Gill Theatre go to: .

    In your proposal please include:

    - lighting requirements

    - AV needs

    - props

    - length of performance

    - # of performers


    Committee Members: Seika Boye (Chair), Evadne Kelly, Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey

    Advisors to the Committe: Stephen Johnson, Allana Lindgren, Nikki Cesare Shotzko

  • 11 Aug 2015 10:10 AM | Anonymous member



    Papers, Lec/Dems, Panels, Roundtables, Film Screenings,

    and other formats welcome

    “Dance and Culture” Area of the annual joint conference of the

    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

    The Seattle Sheraton

    Seattle, WA

    March 21-25, 2016

    Area Chairs: Jen Atkins and Celeste Fraser Delgado

    Proposals are accepted online only via

    Detailed instructions to submit your abstract to the Dance and Culture area are available here:

    Final deadline for proposals is October 1, 2015

    The “Dance and Culture” area of the national PCA/ACA solicits proposals on all areas of dance and culture in North & South America and/or on popular culture worldwide.  All methods of inquiry are welcome.  However, given the interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary membership of the associations, participants are encouraged to consider interdisciplinary connections of their research, 21st century innovations in the field of dance, and the diverse interests of their potential audience. 

    The national PCA/ACA sponsors an annual convention at which papers, presentations, and activities in all areas of American culture and of world popular culture are explored.  The four-day conference includes formal scholarly panels, roundtable discussions on important topics, film showings, keynote addresses and receptions, and an exhibition hall of publishers and acquisition editors.  Last year the conference drew more than 2,000 participants and registrants, and it featured more than 500 interdisciplinary panels.

    In the past ten years, the Dance and Culture area has directly sponsored or co-sponsored 10 to 15 panels over the four-day conference. Topic areas that have been represented include explorations of the role of dance and the dancing body in new and emerging technologies; representations in film, television, and media; cultural, political and social commentary; popular music; gender studies; maintenance, evolution, and transmittal of traditional dance forms around the globe; identity and the body; burlesque; flash mobs; raves and festivals; online arts communities and social networking; urban and rural environments; health and healing; advertising; and new directions in the performing arts in the 21st century. Performance proposals are also welcome.

    To submit a proposal online, please have the following information ready to input:

    • Title(s) [for group:  panel title if more than one presentation or paper is included in proposal, as well as each individual title]
    • Name(s) of participant(s) as they want them displayed in the conference program book, including institutional affiliation or listing as an independent scholar
    • Short bio/background of each participant (not more than about 50 words)
    • Full contact information for each participant (mailing address and email – email is essential, as most conference information is communicated by email and online)
    • Abstract of paper or panel or session (not more than 250 words)
    • Format (e.g., individual paper of about 20 minutes, panel of 3 or 4 papers, roundtable discussion, lecture/demonstration, etc.):
    • AV Needs:  IMPORTANT!  The conference organizers provide ONLY a DVD Player and TV display/monitor in each of the presentation rooms.  Internet may be available but the associations ask us to have a back up plan in case the connection speed is slow or interrupted.  Talk to your campus IT staff for further clarification of how to connect a laptop to this equipment if you intend to bring yours.  MAC users:  you need to bring your own adapter.  International visitors:  If you burn a DVD, you should ensure that Region 1 coding or Region 0 is chosen.
    • Special space needs, if any.

    Presenters may deliver only one forma paper, but they may also participate as a panel chair, discussant, or respondent.  If you are interested in assisting in an additional capacity, please email Celeste Fraser Delgado ( or Jen Atkins (  All presenters must be members of either the Popular Culture Association (PCA) or the American Culture Association (ACA) in the year that they participate. 

    Submissions by the final deadline will receive responses by November 1.  Please check your online PCA-ACA account (created when submitting your abstract) for information on whether or proposal has been accepted.  You MUST be available to attend all four days of the conference; special scheduling requests cannot be accommodated.  To appear in the printed conference program book, the associations require that you pre-register for the conference.  Discounted registration rates available until November 15, 2015 (last date to register is December 15, 2015).

    Full conference information, including registration, local arrangements, tentative conference program (when acceptances are sent), and information on the associations, can be found at

    Awards for Graduate Students and International Participants:  The two associations sponsor a small number of competitive awards for graduate students and international presenters from any discipline who are presenting at the annual convention.  More information is available at:

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