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  • 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

    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.

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:39 AM | Anonymous

    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 | Deleted user

    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:

  • 07 Aug 2015 5:21 PM | Deleted user
    The Batsheva Company is already showing Ohad Naharin's newest choreography in France, keeping up its amazing performances,  touring and aiso in their home studio at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center in Tel Aviv.  I thought CORD members might enjoy reading my article in the Dance Critics Assoc. newsletter about the company's history, how it was covered at a two day conference (not without controversy) at Tel Aviv University, as well as the on-line archives for the company plus the Gala performance at the Tel Aviv Opera. If interested send me an

  • 03 Aug 2015 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    The New York Public Library
    Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

    The Dance Curator reports to the Director of the Library for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Director’s senior management team. The Curator has primary responsibility for administration of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of dance. The Dance Curator also supervises the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image and its AMI collections. Responsibilities include promoting and facilitating use of the collection, initiating outreach to the dance and dance research communities, and recommending collections for acquisition. The Curator is tasked with both building a collection and community that will see the division into the future and preserving the legacy of the division’s past.   

    The Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division holds one of the most respected leadership positions in the global dance research community. S/he nurtures current relationships and develops new collaborations with the world’s most celebrated dance figures and organizations.  As leader of the world's most comprehensive dance collection that is free and accessible to all users, the curator ensures that the collection not only continues to flourish, but is an accessible worldwide resource. This is achieved through expert curation, and working in tandem with a number of NYPL departments. The Curator is a dance expert who will cultivate the subject expertise of the Dance Division staff, and will develop initiatives that will maximize the use of the collection and increase community engagement.

    Under the direction of the Director of the Library for the Performing Arts, the Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division will perform the following functions:

    • Develops a clear strategic plan that will shape acquisitions and engage and inform the national and international dance community while providing leadership, vision, direction, advocacy, and accountability for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image.
    • Responsible for all areas of the Dance Division’s acquisitions and collecting scope, including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ethnic, traditional, and Baroque dancing in various formats from paper manuscripts to digital video, from photographs to rare books.
    • Exposes in-depth knowledge about the Dance Division’s collections in a variety of formats including collection guides, blog posts, curated digital collections, and online exhibitions, which can be accessed by worldwide users.
    • Partners with NYPL’s educational outreach and other external institutions on educational initiatives, which may include developing and leading public curatorial and gallery talks, meeting with classes, or developing strategies for digital literacy.
    • Collaborates with NYPL’s departments on matters relating to preservation, access, cataloging, digitization, policy and stewardship of the collection, in its multiplicity of formats including AMI.
    • Engages with donors, creators, scholars, students, and general users in aligning the Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s mission with the current and future needs of the local, national and international dance community.
    • Participates in public programming, exhibitions, and events pertaining to dance.
    • Provides leadership and direction for the Dance Division’s Outreach, Advisory, and Fundraising Groups.
      • Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division
      • Friends of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division
      • African Dance Advisory Group


    • Graduate degree in an arts discipline with focus on dance preferred
    • Substantial knowledge of the performing arts, particularly dance
    • Knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in humanities scholarship and publishing
    • Knowledge of preservation issues, both digital and traditional, and current trends facing large research libraries
    • Demonstrated understanding of archives and archival description/metadata
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with donors, peer institutions, the dance industry and dance community
    • Demonstrated active participation within the dance community on the development of collaborative projects
    • Successfully demonstrated experience with the development, management, and completion of digital projects
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development through record of scholarly publications, presentations, and participation in professional associations
    • Excellent leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate, develop, and inspire people
    • Experience in forming strategic partnerships, building communities, and initiating and organizing events and collaborative projects
    • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public, with advanced scholars and independent researchers, and with a variety of NYPL staff, including curators and subject specialists, reference librarians, NYPL Labs, the web team, Marketing and Communications, Development, and Education.
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to prepare budgets

    For more information and to apply to this position, please visit our website:

  • 31 Jul 2015 2:32 PM | Anonymous member

    Florida State University's School of Dance will host the 2015 Interdisciplinary Performance Symposium on October 24, 2015. Please see details below for submission guidelines. Deadline for Proposals: August 31st 2015.

    We are seeking interdisciplinary proposals including: 

    • Original research presentations
    • Performances of works-in-progress
    • Participatory workshops
    • Alternative formats

    Abstracts (250 words) describing the project should be submitted in a Word Document. Successful proposals will address the following:

    • Project’s contribution to interdisciplinary research and collaboration
    • Presentation Format
    • Interactive/participatory components of project (encouraged, but not 
    • required)
    • Presentation’s use of time (Sessions typically 30 min. with audience engagement)
    • Resources Required (A/V, dance floor, props, set pieces, etc.)

    Submissions and additional questions should be sent to Amanda Sieradzki at

  • 05 Jul 2015 7:05 PM | Anonymous member


    September 30, 2015

    Date Posted

    July 1, 2015


    Tenured, tenure track



    Employment Type


    Seeking candidates with a record of artistic achievement who are able to contextualize their practice within the larger discourses of dance history, cultural studies, or aesthetic or critical theory. Teaching load is two course credits each semester, which will include modern dance technique, choreography/composition, improvisation, and dance as art-making activity (the latter for students with or without formal dance training), as well as producing and choreographing for departmental dance concerts. Those with additional expertise in one or more of the following: ballet technique, dance history, screendance, or dance and digital technology are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates whose teaching, research, or worldview enhances the diversity of the college. The successful candidates will possess effective collaborative skills, an interest in interdisciplinary initiatives, and enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of liberal arts students. Qualifications: terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.; ABD considered if requirements for the degree will be completed by the time of appointment).


    Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, an artist's statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, web links to videos of three dances choreographed by the applicant, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.


    Review of applications will continue until September 30, 2015.


    Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.


    A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 29% students of color, 3% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college and the department, see our website at

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