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  • 17 Mar 2014 4:45 PM | Anonymous
    Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics
    In memory of Selma Jeanne Cohen, the American Society for Aesthetics established a $1000 biennial prize in dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance. Begun in 2008, the next prize will be for a critical article or book of distinction published in English in the biennium from July 2012 to June 2014.

    The prize winner will be selected by a committee of three members appointed by the President of the ASA and will be notified by September 2014.The award will be announced publicly during the national meeting of the ASA on October 29 to November 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.The winner will be encouraged but not be required to attend the meeting. The prize may not be awarded if, in the opinion of the judges, no nomination of sufficient merit and appropriateness is received.

    The ASA selection committee welcomes published work of distinction that contributes to dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance. Publication is understood to mean publication in venues with peer review recognized by the scholarly community and that are permanently available to the interested scholarly community of students and researchers. Nominations will be judged based on significance of the topic or issue, quality of the research, quality of the writing, originality, and contribution to the dance literature.

    Submissions should be directed to Dabney Townsend, ASA Secretary/Treasurer, at PO Box 915, Pooler GA 31322 or The nominated article or book must be submitted in full. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, in PDF format replicating the original publication. If electronic submissions are not available, two copies must be submitted, whether books or articles. The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 1, 2014.

  • 12 Mar 2014 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    Middlesex University

    Media and Performing Arts Research Studentships, 2014.

    The School of Media and Performing Arts, led by the Dean, Professor Carole-Anne Upton, has recently benefited from major investment in its research areas. We enjoy an exceptional group of Professorial and senior research staff in Media, Cultural Studies, Dance, Music and Theatre Arts and a strong research culture within which our PhD candidates are centrally positioned.

    Performing Arts celebrated considerable success in RAE2008, and includes the internationally-renowned Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts ( ). Research in Media focuses on Cultural Theory and Communication Studies, with particular interest in Gender and Sexualities.


    Alongside traditional approaches to doctoral studies, we have particular expertise in practice-as-research. We offer two forms of practice-led research degrees, a “mixed-mode” PhD in which the integration of theory and creative practice is foregrounded, and a Doctorate of the Arts (80% expert arts practices), which is suitable for experienced practitioners.

    We welcome innovative and interdisciplinary proposals from excellent candidates that reflect the research interests of Middlesex Media and Performing Arts staff.  Applicants are advised to consult the School web pages and our staff profiles:


    Research areas of particular interest include:

    ·       Cultural studies: gender and sexuality, film and philosophy, cultural theory 

    ·       Dance:  choreography and improvisation, pedagogy, theatre dance histories and philosophies

    ·       Language and writing: creative writing, language and linguistics

    ·       Media industries: practice and analysis of policy and practice

    ·       Music: musicology, composition, performance

    ·       Theatre Arts: devising and dramaturgy, translation for performance, applied theatre and philosophical concerns

      We look forward to receiving your proposals.


    Any queries should in the first instance be directed to Prof Vida L Midgelow, Director of Research Degrees (School of Media and Performance):


    Full details and application forms:


    The deadline for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on 14th March 2014 and interviews will be held in April/May 2014.


  • 05 Mar 2014 12:46 PM | Anonymous
    The Society for Ethnomusicology invites you to apply for the Nadia and Nicholas Nahumck Fellowship. The Nadia and Nicholas Nahumck fellowship supports research on dance-related subjects and is open to established scholars, recent PhDs, or PhD candidates who have completed all degree requirements except dissertation research. Preference will be given to applicants planning to enhance their research findings with movement notations such as Labanotation and/or with digital media. The fellowship consists of a $4,000 research fellowship and $1,000 award for publication. Applications are due April 1, 2014.  For more information on application materials and submission procedures, visit
  • 05 Mar 2014 12:43 PM | Anonymous
    The American Society for Theatre Research is now seeking nominations for the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize.  This prize honors the publication (book or essay) that, in the opinion of the prize committee, best explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement in the previous two calendar years. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2014.  Submission information is available at:
  • 11 Feb 2014 8:26 PM | Anonymous
    Call for Papers:
    4th Annual Flamenco Research Symposium: New Perspectives on Flamenco

    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Deadline for Submissions: March 31st, 2014
    Announcement Date: April 30th, 2014
    Conference Dates: June 8th and 9th

    Hosted by the University of New Mexico and the National Institute of Flamenco, the 3rd Annual Flamenco Research Symposium: New Perspectives on Flamenco will take place June 8th and 9th 2014. This event will be held in conjunction with the 27th annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque.

    The purpose of this research symposium is to engage scholars in a dialogue concerning various elements surrounding flamenco history, theory and culture; and to encourage public participation and provide public education regarding these views.

    We are seeking submissions for 20-minute paper presentations or lecture demonstrations of 20-40 minutes on all topics related to flamenco. If interested, please submit the following information to

    Name and affiliation of applicant(s)
    Title of Presentation
    Abstract of 1-2 pages
    Mailing address
    Email address
    Phone number

    Upon announcing acceptance, details regarding travel, lodging and any pertinent information will be provided. Questions concerning this event should be directed to Dolores Garcia at

  • 11 Jan 2014 4:00 PM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for the Master of Arts degree in Performance Studies. Graduate Assistantships, which include tuition, healthcare benefits, and a monthly stipend, are available for qualified students. Our students and faculty are committed to the ethnographic study of vernacular culture and the integration of practice and research.

    As an M.A.-only program, we focus on preparing students for professional careers in research, performance creation, and public outreach; for teaching at the high school and community-college level; and for admission to top-tier, research-intensive Ph.D. programs. Many of our students conduct ethnographic fieldwork and include performance as components of their M.A. theses. As they’re writing and researching, they’re also delivering papers at national and regional conferences, publishing book reviews, and winning university- and college-wide fellowships for their research and professional development.

    Performance Studies scholars examine relationships between performance and culture. The department has research strengths in Africana studies, dance and ritual studies, ethnomusicology, folklore, performance ethnography, popular music studies, religious studies, theatre history, media studies, and women’s studies.

    Information on the application process, courses, and the degree plan can be found at Please contact Dr. Kirsten Pullen, Director of Graduate Studies ( with any questions.

    For full funding consideration for Fall 2014, students should apply by January 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed until February 15, 2014 or until all assistantships are filled.
  • 04 Jan 2014 5:06 PM | Anonymous member


    The School of Creative and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts. The appointment as Director is for a five year period (with possibility of renewal) commencing July 1, 2014.

    As the successful candidate you will have a Masters Degree or PhD in a related discipline and will be an artist or a scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in one of the disciplines of Dance, Drama or Music with some demonstrated record of engagement with at least one of the other disciplines. You will have developed strong leadership skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a faculty member. As the new Director, you will have a vision to lead the School to build on its current strengths and promote development of strategic research areas through faculty recruitment and program development as well as interacting with the community and government on a regular and sustained basis on academic, research and fundraising activities. Reporting to the Dean, the Director will be the academic leader for the School of Creative and Performing Arts and its principal representative.

    The School of Creative and Performing Arts provides academic and technical support for programs leading to eight degrees (BA Dance, BA Music, BFA Drama, BMus, MA Music, MFA Drama, MMus and PhD Music), three combined degrees (BA Dance/BKinesiology ,BFA Drama/BEd, BMus/BEd) and two interdisciplinary degrees in Computational Media Design (MSc, PhD) Annually, the School presents more than 200 public performances in its theatres and recital hall featuring the work of its faculty, students, alumni, and professional performers. Drawing its students from countries in every continent, the School of Creative and Performing Arts is a global cultural hub in Canada’s most enterprising city. Further details can be found at

    Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) to:

    Anessa Friske, HR Advisor Faculty of Arts University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Email:

    Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

    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're 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.

    About Calgary

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

  • 18 Dec 2013 3:10 PM | Anonymous member


    Dance and Gender:

    A Collection of New Research & Inquiry

    Wendy Oliver & Doug Risner, Editors

    We are seeking proposals and contributions for a collection of original research articles ranging from 4000 to 7000 words. As the first empirically-based research volume of its kind on dance and gender, the collection presents a range of new qualitative and quantitative research studies from professional, applied, educational, and popular culture realms.

    The aim of the collection is to interrogate the workings of gender across the lives of dancers, choreographers, directors, dance teachers and educators, students of dance, teaching artists, administrators, producers, recreational dancers, community workers, somaticists, therapists, and dance activists, among others who dance or make dance their livelihoods. The book also offers new research on the economic, political, social, media, and (multi)cultural systems in which dance and gender function, especially those systems which produce social inequality, promote gendered stereotypes and assumptions, and deny access, agency, and human dignity. A volume of empirical, research-based chapters and case studies that critically explores the production, representation, function, and outcomes of gender in dance is long overdue.

    Prospective contributors are encouraged to consider the questions below from a variety of research paradigms and perspectives. We welcome papers that employ diverse methodological approaches from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. Possible topics and questions include, but are not limited to:

    • ·         How does gender influence dancers’ professional and personal lives?
    • ·         What social, economic, cultural, and educational systems continue to position western theatrical dance and its training as female?
    • ·         How does the feminization of dance contribute to gender inequality, bias, and gendered assumptions in the workplace, education, administration and research of dance?
    • ·         How are questions about gender made more complex by simultaneously considering social class, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, ageism, and ability in dance?
    • ·         In what ways do gender differences impact teaching and learning in dance?
    • ·         What are the relationships between gender and power, authority, leadership and funding in dance?
    • ·         In what ways does gender determine who gets to dance, study dance, perform dance?
    • ·         How and under what circumstances does the gendered body inscribe someone who dances?
    • ·         Where does popular culture’s mediated image of gender reproduce or challenge dominant stereotypes about dance?
    • ·         How do children who dance understand gender?
    • ·         In what ways does gender impact student scholarship awards and apprenticeships, professional dancer casting, salary, contract renewal, and promotion?

    Contributors will address questions about dance and gender through original (unpublished) research-based chapters and case studies rooted in analyses from dance studies, women’s and gender studies, dance education, men’s and boys’ studies, critical theory, cultural studies, somatic practice, critical feminist theory and pedagogy, childhood studies, critical race theory, adolescent development, and gifted and talented studies, among others. It is anticipated that the book will become a primary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and faculty, researchers, scholars, and others whose interests intersect gender, class, race/ethnicity, sexuality, ability, education, and the arts.

    Because of the nature of this research-based volume and the time that will be necessary for contributors to design and conduct their research studies, we have not confirmed a publishing contract at this time. Please see the following timeline of submission deadlines:

    Proposal Abstracts: DUE February 28, 2014 [Early submissions appreciated]      

    Please submit a 500-word proposal abstract (including research methodology), working bibliography and CV (with publication record) as email attachments to the editors (email below) by February 10, 2014. Proposal abstracts will be reviewed within three weeks of submission. Full papers will be due December 31, 2014.                    

    Please submit proposal abstracts to the editors at their email addresses listed below:

    Wendy Oliver, EdD, MFA, is Professor of Dance and Women’s Studies and Chairperson of the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Providence College.  She is editor of the forthcoming Jazz Dance:  A History of the Roots and Branches, with Lindsay Guarino (University Press of Florida, 2014), and also edited Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts since 1960 (Peter Lang, 2001) with Deborah Johnson, among other books.  She has authored articles including "Body Image in the Dance Class," (JOPERD 2008) and "Reading  the Ballerina's Body:  Susan Bordo Sheds Light on Anastasia Volochkova and Heidi Guenther ( Dance Research Journal 2005).  She is the author of Writing about Dance (Human Kinetics, 2010) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dance Education.

    Doug Risner, PhD, MFA, is Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Wayne State University, where he has served as Chair and Senior Assistant Chair of the department. He is the author of Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance (Mellen, 2009), Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts: A Critical Reader (Cambria, 2014) with Mary Anderson, “Rehearsing Heterosexuality: Unspoken Truths in Dance Education” (Dance Research Journal, 2003), “Challenging the ‘Boy Code’ in Dance Education” (Research in Dance Education, 2007), and “Bullying Victimization and Social Support of Adolescent Male Dance Students: An Analysis of Findings (Research in Dance Education, forthcoming). Risner served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dance Education from 2006-2012, and is Associate Editor (US) of the international journal, Research in Dance Education.

  • 12 Dec 2013 3:14 PM | CORD Office

    The University of Utah Department of Ballet is excited to be conducting two faculty searches:

    • Tenure-track faculty with scholarly expertise
    • Lecturer or Visiting faculty with expertise in choreography

    Both job descriptions are below with links to the University website where electronic applications must be filed.



  • 01 Nov 2013 12:14 PM | Anonymous member
    We seek a scholar who will advance contemporary notions of the record and representation of dance as a way to make visible, readable and accessible the rich history of the past and the evolving work of the present. We look for a leader with the experience, expertise and vision to forge transformational research in movement and choreographic analysis, innovation in archival practices, dance preservation and documentation, and historical study and/or reconstruction.

    Our new colleague will contribute significantly to the doctoral program in teaching, research, and the advising of candidacy exams and doctoral dissertations. We seek 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 (PhD, MFA and BFA). We value a colleague whose research is informed by a history of embodied practice, who will strengthen research connections within the department as well as in disciplines outside of Dance, and we encourage applicants who will diversify our curriculum and faculty with regard to race, gender, and ethnicity.

    The doctoral program in Dance Studies at OSU is designed to foster the study of dance through methodologies specific to the discipline. Our PhD begins with dance, allowing other inquiry to proceed outward from the rich investigation of movement, not excluding scholarly lenses drawn from the social sciences, literary studies, or other humanities disciplines. The department has a rich history of leadership in movement analysis and Laban Studies, and familiarity with this body of work would be desirable.

    Our new faculty member will contribute:
    In Research:
    conducting historical and theoretical scholarship; developing systems for analysis, documentation, recording or seeing dance; giving evidence of a research agenda situated inside the history, theory and literature of dance as a concert and social form, while drawing on adjacent areas of knowledge.

    In Teaching: working in areas that might include movement/choreographic analysis; dance/movement theory; dance documentation; creative uses of technology in archival practices; cross-cultural dance research; writing about dance; and dance history, among others.

    In Service: demonstrating leadership in Dance Studies, literacy and history; advising and governance within the department, college and university; leadership at the national and international levels.

    Position: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track.
    Qualifications: PhD required; prior university teaching experience preferred. Application deadline: Applications must be received by December 1, 2013. Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2014.

    Send Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, two work samples, one of which must be a written document, and a list of three recommenders with contact information; letters of recommendation will be solicited from short-listed candidates at a later date.

    Applications will be accepted through Academic Jobs Online:
    Inquiries: Amy Schmidt at

    To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

    About the Department
    The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in dance technique, somatic practices, choreography, repertory, dance history, theory and literature, production and lighting, movement and choreographic analysis, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance for camera, and documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field.

    Our department is currently staffed by 14 resident faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve approximately 110 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program.

    Renovation of the department’s facilities in historic Sullivant Hall at the gateway of the university’s campus is nearly complete. The building features a state-of-the-art, flexible performance space, six studios, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building will include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. This new vantage will provide an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

    About the College of Arts and Sciences
    The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college teaches 1.5 million credit hours each year, and delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

    About Ohio State
    Established in 1870, The Ohio State University in Columbus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses. More than 55,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center.
    The university’s total research expenditures in 2009 topped $716 million, ranking Ohio State 13th nationally, second in industry research, and ninth among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation.

    About Columbus
    Ohio's capital is a friendly city of sleek high-rises and historic, century-old buildings along the banks of the Scioto River. Its attractions range from a rich performing arts scene to a renowned zoo, exciting sports, lush gardens, amiable neighborhoods, trendy hot spots, and hundreds of restaurants, cafes and galleries.
    Highlights include the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), four historic downtown theatres, Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space in the historic Lazarus building, and a wide range of local festivals, farm markets and cultural events, as well as professional and collegiate sports. The Arena District boasts varied restaurants, nightspots and hotels, and the fashionable Short North is filled with galleries, eateries, boutiques and a favorite local ice cream shop.
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