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  • 23 May 2016 7:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Society for Dance Research

    in Association with State of Trust and Rimap (University of Bedfordshire)

    Call for Papers

    Dance, Diaspora and the role of the Archive

    Saturday 17th September 2016

    Venue: University of Bedfordshire

    Deadline for receipt of proposals: 30th May 2016

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15TH JUNE 2016

     

    As the work of the Black Dance Archives Project is revealing, an understanding and awareness of a particular dance style, artist or institution depends in part on how it is situated historically, how it is documented and remembered. As the field of dance research has expanded, the significance of archives and archival practices extend beyond concerns of recovering memory, providing avenues through which to investigate questions of authenticity, tradition and ownership, among other issues. Archives are constantly in flux, open to interpretation, and can increase the visibility of the invisible. Significantly under-represented in the past, more material records of dancers and dancing from various diasporas are currently being collected and catalogued. The concept of archive also extends beyond the official documents, to encompass the memories that reveal perspectives of performers, creators, funders, administrators and viewers, captured through interviews, personal photos, journals, rehearsal notes and correspondence.

    Papers are sought that explore the concept of the dance archive particularly with reference to dancers and dancing of diaspora communities. Themes may thus include:

    • The significance of particular archive materials relating to one artist/company
    • The work of a particular artist/company whose work is documented as part of the Black Dance Archives collections or other diasporic dance archives
    • Issues revealed by archive materials relevant to the career trajectories and management of emergent Black British or other diasporic artists
    • The relationship between memory and the archive
    • Archival issues and complexities that are specifically relevant to dance and /or diaspora
    • The influence of the work of dance artists from the diaspora on current choreographic and performance practices

    Abstracts/Proposals of no more than 300 words with an indicative bibliography and any technical requirements should be sent to Brendan.mccarthy@gmail.comAny enquiries may be directed to jane.carr@beds.ac.uk or s.prickett@roehampton.ac.uk.

     Abstracts/proposals will be blind reviewed by a panel. Individual papers should be 20 minutes in length but we also encourage submissions of roundtable discussions, lecture-demonstrations, movement workshops, performative engagements and collaborative presentations, or posters.

     Deadline: 30th May 2016  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15, 2016

     Information about State of Trust Black Dance Archives Project

    With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, State of Trust* is working with partners across the UK to collate, preserve, document and make accessible 25 collections from eminent individuals and organisations from the British Black dance sector who have made a significant impact on dance in Britain. The initial stage of the project has collected materials from the following companies and individuals: ACE Dance & Music, Avant Garde, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, Bullies Ballerinas, Jeannette Brooks, Carl Campbell, Shaun Cope, Jonzi D, June Gamble, Robert Hylton, , Kompany Malakhi, Greta Mendez (inc Maas Movers), Nubian Steps, Henri Oguike, Phoenix Dance Company, RJC Dance Company, State of Emergency, Step Afrika!, Norman ‘Rubba’ Stephenson, Tavaziva Dance, Sheron Wray, and Union Dance.

    For further information contact admin@stateofemergencyltd.com.

    *State of Trust is the registered charity sister company of State of Emergency Productions

    Full details of the event to follow soon at: http://sdr-uk.org/events/dance-diaspora-and-the-role-of-the-archive/

  • 23 May 2016 7:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Society for Dance Research, in Association with State of Trust and Rimap (University of Bedfordshire)

    Call for Papers

    Dance, Diaspora and the role of the Archive

    Saturday 17th September 2016

    Venue: University of Bedfordshire

    Deadline for receipt of proposals (extended to June 15, 2016)

    As the work of the Black Dance Archives Project is revealing, an understanding and awareness of a particular dance style, artist or institution depends in part on how it is situated historically, how it is documented and remembered. As the field of dance research has expanded, the significance of archives and archival practices extend beyond concerns of recovering memory, providing avenues through which to investigate questions of authenticity, tradition and ownership, among other issues. Archives are constantly in flux, open to interpretation, and can increase the visibility of the invisible. Significantly under-represented in the past, more material records of dancers and dancing from various diasporas are currently being collected and catalogued. The concept of archive also extends beyond the official documents, to encompass the memories that reveal perspectives of performers, creators, funders, administrators and viewers, captured through interviews, personal photos, journals, rehearsal notes and correspondence.

    Papers are sought that explore the concept of the dance archive particularly with reference to dancers and dancing of diaspora communities. Themes may thus include:

    • The significance of particular archive materials relating to one artist/company
    • The work of a particular artist/company whose work is documented as part of the Black Dance Archives collections or other diasporic dance archives
    • Issues revealed by archive materials relevant to the career trajectories and management of emergent Black British or other diasporic artists
    • The relationship between memory and the archive
    • Archival issues and complexities that are specifically relevant to dance and /or diaspora
    • The influence of the work of dance artists from the diaspora on current choreographic and performance practices

    Abstracts/Proposals of no more than 300 words with an indicative bibliography and any technical requirements should be sent to Brendan.mccarthy@gmail.comAny enquiries may be directed to jane.carr@beds.ac.uk or s.prickett@roehampton.ac.uk.

    Abstracts/proposals will be blind reviewed by a panel. Individual papers should be 20 minutes in length but we also encourage submissions of roundtable discussions, lecture-demonstrations, movement workshops, performative engagements and collaborative presentations, or posters.

     Deadline: extended to June 15, 2016

    Information about State of Trust Black Dance Archives Project

    With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, State of Trust* is working with partners across the UK to collate, preserve, document and make accessible 25 collections from eminent individuals and organisations from the British Black dance sector who have made a significant impact on dance in Britain. The initial stage of the project has collected materials from the following companies and individuals: ACE Dance & Music, Avant Garde, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, Bullies Ballerinas, Jeannette Brooks, Carl Campbell, Shaun Cope, Jonzi D, June Gamble, Robert Hylton, , Kompany Malakhi, Greta Mendez (inc Maas Movers), Nubian Steps, Henri Oguike, Phoenix Dance Company, RJC Dance Company, State of Emergency, Step Afrika!, Norman ‘Rubba’ Stephenson, Tavaziva Dance, Sheron Wray, and Union Dance.

    For further information contact admin@stateofemergencyltd.com.

    *State of Trust is the registered charity sister company of State of Emergency Productions

    Full details of the event to follow soon at: http://sdr-uk.org/events/dance-diaspora-and-the-role-of-the-archive/

  • 05 May 2016 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Engagement: Philosophy of Dance in an Interdisciplinary Dynamic
    An interdisciplinary symposium investigating philosophy and dance

    Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    September 8 - 10, 2016 

    http://www.txstate.edu/philosophy/other-programs/Symposia-and-Lectures/Engagement--Symposium-of-Philosophy-and-Dance/Symposium-What--Where--When--Who

  • 13 Apr 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous member

     Visiting Position in Dance, Williams College

    The Dance Department at Williams College seeks to hire a visiting assistant professor in dance history and theory for a one- year appointment in 2016-17.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be in the final stage of their doctoral dissertation. Teaching experience is preferred. The teaching load is two courses each semester. The fall semester includes a 100 level Dance History course (co-taught) and a 200 level offering on Writing for Dance. The spring semester includes a 200 level course on Global Perspectives in Dance and a 200 level course on Gender and the Dancing Body.

    Applicants will participate in other aspects of department life and join a community of colleagues and students dedicated to the study of dance as an evolving human practice through embodied, creative and research practices. The department’s home is the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance. We offer studio and seminar courses, workshops, lectures, performances and field trips.  We collaborate with other departments and area institutions including the Williams College Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

    This position is eligible for the full package of faculty benefits.

    We are interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching and service.

    The deadline for application is May 6, 2016 Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references via http://apply.interfolio.com/34744

    Letters should be addressed to

    Sandra L. Burton, Lipp Family Director and Chair of Dance
    ’62 Center for Theater and Dance
    Williams College
    1000 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267

    Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the college website (http://www.williams.edu)

  • 07 Jan 2016 2:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Director, School of Film, Dance and Theatre

    Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

    The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director, School of Film, Dance and Theatre beginning July 1, 2016.

    Application Deadline: February 3, 2016; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html.  See ASU’s Title IX policy at www.asu.edu/titleIX/.  

    For complete qualification/application information, see: https://filmdancetheatre.asu.edu/about/employment

  • 19 Dec 2015 3:06 PM | Anonymous member

    http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/2015/12/newly-published-isadora-duncan-in-the-21st-century/

     Newly Published: Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century

     

    New on our bookshelf today:

    Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy
    Andrea Mantell Seidel

    Part artistic study, part intimate memoir, this book illuminates the technique and repertory of American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) and her enduring legacy from the perspective of an artist and scholar who has reconstructed and performed her work for 35 years. Providing an overview of modern activities and trends in the teaching and performance of Duncan’s dance, the author describes her own work directing The Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, the company that sought to implement Duncan’s mission to create not a school of dance but “a school of life.”

    Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7795-1

    Buy Now!

    Price: $40.00                                                   

    About the Author(s)

    Andrea Mantell Seidel is a professor emeritus of dance, associate professor of religious studies and former founding director of the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. She lives in Miami.
     
     ENDORSEMENT

    Thirty-five years of learning, teaching, performing, and staging Duncan’s repertoire impel this lucid, luminous rendering of the inner, emotional work required to animate Duncan’s dances, and the inner workings of a dance company dedicated to doing so. In a seamless narrative, Seidel weaves accounts of Duncan’s life, philosophy, and art through relevant dance scholarship and Seidel’s own dance experiences to offer a heart-felt tribute to Duncan, an inspiring gift to fellow Duncan followers, and a compelling invitation to Duncan dancers of the future.

    Kimerer L. LaMothe, PhD, author of Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming and Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values


     

     

     

  • 17 Dec 2015 2:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Link to post: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/6928


    Lecturer - Music Director for Dance


    Primary Responsibilities and Abilities:

    The successful candidate for this position will:

    • Accompany and coordinate other accompanists for dance technique and style courses, including modern dance, ballet, West African, and vintage jazz.
    • Collaborate with choreographers on creating music for faculty and student performances, including composing original music.
    • Develop and teach music courses as needed, potentially including music theory and music technology for dancers, choreographers, and dance educators.

    Desirable Additional Attributes:
    • Experience teaching in an educational or university setting.
    • Ability to improvise for jazz and modern dance classes.
    • Understanding of dance terminology and ballet music repertoire.

    Additional Responsibilities
    • Participate in dance faculty committees.

    UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. 

    Master of Arts, Master of Music, or Master of Fine Arts in Music, Composition, or related area. Experience accompanying dance. Consideration may be given to well-qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degrees and extensive experience accompanying dance classes.

    -Experience teaching in an educational or university setting.
    -Ability to improvise for jazz and modern dance classes.
    -Understanding of dance terminology and ballet music repertoire.

    All applications must be completed online at http://jobs.uncc.edu. Applicants should submit the following:

    1) a letter addressing your qualifications for the position; 
    2) a curriculum vita with samples of work presented as links to YouTube videos or Soundcloud;
    3) 3 original letters of recommendation, mailed to

    Assistant Professor 
    Kim Jones
    Lecturer Search Committee
    Department of Dance
    UNC Charlotte
    9201 University City Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28223

    Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Finalist will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an original transcript of highest earned degree.

    UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. UNCCharlotte welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

  • 16 Dec 2015 12:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LINK TO POST: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/6931


    The faculty of the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte seek a colleague who demonstrates

    • broad knowledge of contemporary African diaspora dance practices;

    • inspiring teaching in African diasporic dance forms as expressed in the Americas. These must include a modern/ contemporary dance style such as Dunham Technique or Umfundalai, and vernacular jazz/ hiphop and might include tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin movement vocabularies;

    • strong commitment to and skills in community engagement; interest in developing community alliances and internships for students;

    • the ability to create and/or stage dances for concert presentation using African diasporic forms; and

    • commitment to and experience in teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts setting.

    Additional skills

    Successful candidates might also demonstrate

    • the ability to teach courses in other areas, including additional movement techniques or styles, improvisation, somatic practices, Laban Movement Analysis, or lecture courses in general education/ liberal studies initiatives and, potentially, special topics or honors courses.

    As a full-time faculty member, the successful candidate must:

    • maintain successful teaching and creative/research activities with continued engagement in the profession;

    • participate in curriculum development, faculty governance and the administrative life of the department, COA+A, the university, and in Charlotte-based communities;

    • demonstrate commitment to collaboration and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and

    • be reviewed annually; along with third year reappointment review and sixth year tenure/promotion review.



    UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in dance or related field; professional experience as a performer, choreographer, and /or community arts worker; established research agenda with the promise of national and international distinction; and four years of teaching at the university level.


    For priority consideration, applicants should apply by Jan 15, 2016. Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

    Application Materials
    Electronic Application: www.uncc.edu/jobs Position 002284

    1. Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position
    2. Current curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests

    US Mail: Department of Dance, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

    1. Official transcript of highest degree
    2. Three original confidential letters addressing teaching and potential for this specific position (attention Karen W. Hubbard, Search Chair)
    Please direct electronic inquiries to kwhubbar@uncc.edu. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Dance please see the College of Arts+Architecture website: www.coaa.uncc.edu.

    The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

    The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.





  • 08 Dec 2015 12:59 PM | Anonymous member

    The Faculty of Arts (Dance Division, School of Creative and Performing Arts) and the Faculty of Kinesiology invite applications for a joint tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Dance Science. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

    The University of Calgary’s combined Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, the first of its kind in Canada, highlights the relationships between the sciences, arts, and humanities, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promoting a holistic paradigm for examining human movement. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison between the Dance Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and the Faculty of Kinesiology and will provide leadership and mentoring to students enrolled in the combined program.

    The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline and a Master of Arts/Fine Arts in Dance or Dance Science. Candidates should have an established or emerging program of research and scholarly activities, thereby demonstrating potential to become a leader in their research field, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and external funding. They should also have demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; successful graduate teaching experience will be a distinct asset.

    Teaching responsibilities will involve courses from both the Dance Division of the SCPA and the Faculty of Kinesiology, including required courses in each program and additional courses related to the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide active engagement in the field of Dance Science, connecting the University of Calgary to the broader national and international community of Dance Science researchers and professional associations, and to be active within the Calgary dance community, making connections to dance companies and dance training centers.

    The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens. In addition to a deep engagement with the foundation of their chosen discipline(s), students have the opportunity enrich their education through structured encounters with the other disciplines in the School and beyond. Additional graduate degrees in interarts performance are currently in development. As such, experience and/or expertise in interarts and interdisciplinary practice and research will be an asset. For more information about the School, please visit www.scpa.ucalgary.ca.

    The Faculty of Kinesiology’s vision is to be an international leader in the study and advancement of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. Our Faculty is committed to creating a healthier society and our research shows that the key to better health is exercise. We advocate for healthy, active living and we are working to create a healthier society by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy trends such as obesity and diabetes, and by helping individuals return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease. The Faculty of Kinesiology also includes Active Living, Dinos Athletics, the Olympic Oval, and the Sport Medicine Centre. For more information about the Faculty, please visit www.ucalgary.ca/knes/

    Interested individuals are asked to submit their application electronically. Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, evidence of successful teaching, no more than four samples of scholarly and/or creative work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee (Bruce Barton, Director, SCPA). All materials should be forwarded to:

    Bruce Barton, Director
    School of Creative and Performing Arts University of Calgary
    CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 403-210-6265 / fax: 403-282-6925

    These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to scpa@ucalgary.ca
    The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian and Permanent residents will be given priority.

    In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

    Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2016.

    Additional Information

    About the University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called “Eyes High”, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

    To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested, and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

    To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers Website

    About Calgary, Alberta

    Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

  • 07 Dec 2015 2:44 PM | Anonymous member
    Belhaven University, a Christian university committed to the ministry of integrating biblical truth and learning, is searching for the ideal candidate for Assistant or Associate Professor and Chair of Dance who has a heart for Christ Jesus and students at the Jackson, Mississippi campus.

    Responsibilities include providing leadership and vision to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Dance, facilitating a strong working relationship between the Dean of Fine Arts, university administration and the department of dance. As Chair, this person will mentor faculty and students, supervise curriculum development, implement strategic marketing and recruitment and oversee the department budget. The candidate will be expected to assist with coordinating dance productions and performances. The Chair have a part time teaching load in undergraduate and/or graduate courses such as dance technique, pedagogy, choreography, dance ministry, and improvisation as well as in areas of individual expertise.

    Required qualifications: MFA or PhD in Dance or dance-related field is required. University teaching experience is required. Candidate should be a teaching artist with a technical background in concert dance, modern technique preferred. 

    Preferred qualifications: ideal candidates will have an established record of academic and administrative success in higher education and a national and/or international professional reputation as a dance scholar or artist. Applicants must be able to fully support the University vision, mission and statement of faith and contribute to the spiritual and academic fellowship of the University. 

    Compensation and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University supplements major medical insurance. A 403b retirement plan is available for eligible employees to contribute pre-tax dollars with Belhaven University matching up to 8% of annual salary.

    To Apply: send letter of intent, including explanation of interest in Christian higher education; vita; three to four paragraph statement of how you would integrate the Biblical worldview into all instructed content; describe your faith in non-creedal form; describe how you are currently active in your local church; names of four references (including local pastor), please provide phone numbers, addresses, and nature of relationship; transcripts (all undergraduate and graduate);list any licenses or certifications.

    Send to: Lori Farmer, Executive Assistant to Sr. VP and Provost, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree Street, Box 164, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

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