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  • 25 Jan 2017 10:17 AM | Deleted user

    Gottfried Taubert’s “Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister” (Leipzig 1717)

    Contexts – Readings – Practices

    From 20 to 23 September 2017 at the Musikinstrumentenmuseum der Universität Leipzig hosted by the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft der Universität Leipzig

    The presentations and Lecture Demonstrations should not exceed 25 minutes in length. A subsequent publication is planned.

    Please submit an abstract of your presentation (max. 250 words), a brief personal profile (academic background, research areas, and (if applicable) publications), and the type(s) of equipment you would need (PC, projector, audio, video etc.) by email to by 31 January 2017. The decision as to which submissions are accepted will be made by 31 March 2017.

  • 25 Jan 2017 10:16 AM | Deleted user

    La danse française en Allemagne et son enseignement au début du XVIIIe siècle

    Autour du Parfait Maître à danser (Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister) de Gottfried Taubert (Leipzig, 1717)

    Paris, 5-8 September 2017

    Send proposals, not exceeding one page in length, followed by a brief bio-bibliography, before 31 January 2017 to:

    A response will be sent by 31 March 2017. 

  • 23 Jan 2017 1:26 PM | Anonymous member
    MAY 11, 2017

    As members of a field that is in productive and perpetual friction with traditional academic structures, scholars who work on dance often come from a range of disciplines. Although this can be viewed as a challenge for defining the field, it also provides fertile ground for exploring the opportunities interdisciplinarity provides in dance scholarship.

    Structured around working sessions and a roundtable discussion with (subject to change) Thomas DeFrantz (Duke), Nadine George-Graves (UCSD), André Lepecki (NYU), VK Preston (University of Toronto), Katherine Profeta (Queens), and Paul Scolieri (Barnard), this day-long conference aims to discuss and exchange methodological approaches to dance and to build a network for emerging scholars inside and outside of dance studies. We will interrogate how interdisciplinary approaches to topics such as movement, choreography, embodiment, and corporeality can enter into and expand dance studies. Additionally, we seek to ask what a dance studies perspective can bring to scholarship in other fields. We welcome papers on any dance subject, broadly construed, from fields including but not limited to performance praxis, theatre and performance studies, musicology, visual arts, art history, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, political science, history, literary studies, women and gender studies, queer theory, disability studies, critical race studies, and architecture.

    Our goal is to think through the theoretical and methodological opportunities and challenges posed by transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity:

    • What are the common threads and trends among different academic disciplines in the analyses of artistic and social performances that are predicated on dance and movement, broadly construed?
    • How is scholarship shaped by dance practice? What can thinking through practice offer to methodological and analytic approaches to movement and dance?
    • How do different disciplinary methodologies respond to dance? How do they communicate with or differ from discipline-specific dance scholarship in knowledge production? What can they learn from each other?
    • As concepts of “dance” and “choreography” are further deconstructed and used in an expanded way, what does it mean to use knowledge specific to them as theoretical tools for analysis?

    Participants will be grouped into working sessions with papers circulated in advance, followed by targeted discussion at the conference itself facilitated by student leaders partnering with participating scholars. There will be a session on publishing in Dance Studies led by Norm Hirschy, Senior Editor at Oxford University Press. The day will culminate in a roundtable discussion, and a performance by The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, co-sponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

    Please submit a brief bio and a 250-word abstract to by February 15, 2017. Participants will be notified in late February, 2017.


  • 23 Jan 2017 12:04 PM | Anonymous member

    Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre: Dance in Musical Theatre 

    In defining musical theatre as a genre, Pamyla Stiehl argues that a show must contain three components: music, text, and dance, or what she calls the “golden triangle” (Stiehl 2008). Of these three, dance has received the least scholarly attention. When one leg of the “golden triangle” goes unstudied, the whole cannot fully be seen. The wonderful alchemy of a musical occurs when its constituent parts converge, and without understanding how dance contributes to the functioning of a show, deeper knowledge of that show’s meanings get lost. As the fields of theatre studies and musicology have gradually moved away from textual analysis and toward performance analysis, understanding the body in motion has only become more crucial to articulating what happens in live performance and how it differs from the text on the page. Therefore, the time is ripe for an in-depth scholarly discussion of the role of dance in musical theatre. 

    This special issue of Studies in Musical Theatre will help define and expand a scholarly subfield, creating space for dialogue among academics interested in dance in musical theatre. We also aim for the issue to serve as a resource for all scholars of musical theatre. We are open to historical period and geographic location; while we are particularly interested in expanding beyond the Golden Age, even the musicals of de Mille, Fosse, Robbins, and others from that period still warrant greater in-depth critical attention and analysis. 

    We welcome scholars from all disciplines to contribute. Topics might include: 

    -Dance in musicals beyond Broadway 

    -Broadway dance before, during, and/or beyond the Golden Age 

    -The “dansical” phenomenon 

    -Offstage contributions to dance (dance arrangers, dance assistants, casting personnel) 

    -The politics of reconstructing/restaging dances; choreographic copyright 

    -Re-thinking the canon 

    -Dance and design (costume, lighting, set) in musicals 

    -Dance and class, race, gender, and/or sexuality in musicals 

    -How dance in musicals uses virtuosity and spectacle 

    -Non-Anglo/American approaches to dance in musicals 

    -The role of social dance on the musical stage 

    -Training the triple threat performer 

    -The relationship between concert dance and Broadway 

    -Musical theatre dance and disciplinarity 

    Abstracts of 250-500 words are due by April 1, 2017 and should be submitted via this formIf you have any questions, contact the editors at Selected abstracts will be invited to be developed into articles of 5,000-6,000 words, which will be due by November 2017 for a projected publication date of January 2019. Submissions will undergo full blind peer review, which will determine final selection.

  • 04 Jan 2017 2:08 PM | Anonymous member

    The Faculty of Arts School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Dance, 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, 2017.

    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, emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promotes 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. See the full job description HERE  

    Application deadline: February 15, 2017.

    Best wishes,



    Pil Hansen, PhD

    Assistant Professor: Drama, Dance

    School of Creative and Performing Arts

    University of Calgary


  • 16 Dec 2016 1:48 PM | Anonymous member

    The School of Dance seeks to hire three full-time Assistant Professors of Studio Practice. The positions are 3-year appointments with potential for renewal. Candidates should bring to the curriculum expansive pedagogical approaches to the practice and research of dance and dance making in the 21st century. Principal duties and responsibilities include teaching studio courses at the undergraduate level, ability to teach one or more courses within the School’s Thinking, Making & Doing and/or Body Pathways (somatic practices) curriculum, staging and coaching repertory and/or creating new work for and with students, mentoring senior projects and/or MFA thesis work, and leading capstone courses at all levels. In keeping with the expansive reach of the School, we seek innovative candidates with strong leadership skills and pedagogical goals informed by consistent artistic practice and research. Requirements: demonstrated university teaching skills and professional experience within the US and/or abroad and MFA degree in dance. 

    For more information about the position, please visit:

  • 05 Dec 2016 4:14 PM | Anonymous member

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance seeks a Non Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance Studies with scholarly expertise in at least one of the following areas: Dance History, Origins of Jazz Dance, Dance As An Art Form, World Perspectives on Dance, and Dance and Popular Culture with additional teaching in Contemporary Technique. Additional experience in Laban Theory preferred.

    Additional duties include student mentoring, non-major program oversight; collaborating with student assessment, participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating rehearsals, directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental committees. Candidate will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national, and international levels.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: 

  • 05 Dec 2016 4:12 PM | Anonymous member

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance seeks a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance and New Media. He or she will have scholarly expertise in Dance and New Media or Digital Technology for Dance, and Dancing On Screen. Additional experience in one or more of the following: Laban Theory, Music for Dancers, Dance Management and Entrepreneurship, and curricular development are preferred.

    Experience involving digital content, moving images, motion -capture, image-mapping, gaming, animation knowledge and expertise in software such as: Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Isadora, MaxMSP. Specific courses will be determined by the departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise in these areas.

    Additional duties include student mentoring, non-major program oversight; collaborating with student assessment, participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating rehearsals, directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental committees. Candidate will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national, and international levels.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit:

  • 05 Dec 2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous member

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet TechniqueUSC Kaufman is looking for a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary master works. Additional experience in teaching other areas of dance is encouraged and preferred. Possible other fields of expertise could include the teaching of Dance History and/or Dance for New Media.

    Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national and international dance communities.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: 

  • 01 Dec 2016 7:03 AM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a tenure track Associate or Assistant Professor of Dance who specializes in African Diasporic Dance techniques and Choreography. 

    We seek a dance artist and teacher with significant professional and academic experience who will maintain a robust creative and/or scholarly research agenda, continue to develop professional relationships/affiliations nationally and internationally and further distinguish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will contribute to our new MFA in Dance and expand our nationally known BA/BFA undergraduate programs through the integration of traditional and contemporary African Diasporic Dance (practices, histories, theories and aesthetics). This individual will also contribute through curriculum development, student mentorship, and artistic and administrative leadership. In addition to teaching Dance Making and African Diasporic Dance, our new colleague will be expected to teach additional theory and physical practice courses, participate in recruitment activities, and help strengthen transdisciplinary connections within the university.

    The Dance program at the University at Buffalo is launching a new MFA in Dance starting Fall 2017, with an emphasis on Choreography. This program will attract students with diverse interests who want to expand their dance making skills in an interdisciplinary environment that supports collaborative artistic creation. This program complements our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program offerings that include BA & BFA in Dance, MA & PhD in Theatre & Performance, and BAs & BFAs in Theatre, Music Theatre, and Design Technology. MFA program highlights include: Close faculty mentorship; Core courses in Dance Making, Physical Practices, Theory, Pedagogy and Dance Science; Student crafted secondary area of study selected from the broader university offerings; Opportunities to work withnational and international guest artists; and production opportunities throughout the year at the fully equipped Center for the Arts and the intimate Katharine Cornell Theatre.

    Minimum Requirements

    MFA and/or PhD in Dance or related field with a significant record of professional creative activity as a choreographer and performing artist and significant university teaching experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have expertise teaching Choreography and traditional and contemporary African Diasporic forms (West African, Hip Hop, classic comparative jazz dance and/or other techniques). Knowledge of lineage-based vernacular jazz movement is preferred with additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: improvisation, contemporary partnering, somatic techniques (Laban preferred), pedagogy, anatomy/kinesiology, modern/postmodern dance, ballet, or dance studies. 

    The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. We are especially interested in individuals committed to collaboration who will contribute to the graduate program through course development, advising, and recruitment. Additionally, all Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; provide service to the department or university as appropriate; and actively support the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching statement; 2 sample syllabi; a pdf listing digital links to two creative work samples (7-10 minutes each); and a reference page with contact information for three references via:

    Review of applications begins January 1, 2017. Questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all individuals to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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