Congress on Research in Dance Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Re-generations: Cultural Legacies in Contemporary Contexts
When we speak of dance traditions, dialogue coalesces around concepts like purity, innovation, legacy and change. Recognizing that many “traditional” artists display an endless series of innovations in practice, and even the most “experimental” artists make conscious decisions to engage with “traditional” values, we aim to move beyond the dichotomy of tradition/innovation. We encourage applicants to consider explorations of cultural legacies that account for complexities like the recontextualization of flamenco in the United States after the Spanish Civil War, the relocation of sacred indigenous dances within the secular sphere, the recuperation of traditions like Cambodian classical dance following the genocide by the Khmer Rouge, the syncretism of Yoruba religious practice within the framework of Catholicism and slavery in the New World, the queering of heteronormative icons like the Swan, the reinvention of bharatanatyam in the transition from colonialism to Home Rule, or the formation of new traditions by experimental artists like Merce Cunningham, innovators whose changes to convention became codified structures or systems. These topics are suggestive of the kinds of inquiries that might be pursued, but are not intended to limit the scope of possibilities under this conference theme.
For full details, please refer to the 2012 Annual Conference
section of this website.
Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference
University of the Arts
The Society of Dance History Scholars is delighted to announce our 35th Annual Conference “Dance and the Social City,” hosted by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. At this event, SDHS will welcome scholars and artists from across the globe as we consider histories and narratives of dance and the social city. SDHS defines history in the broadest possible way and includes in its conference programs a wide range of research methodologies, interpretive approaches, and analytic techniques.
Meeting in the City of Brotherly Love affords us the opportunity to consider the rich traditions of social dance and performance inspired by one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. We look forward to sharing workshops, papers, and entire panels that engage with dance practices in Philadelphia, and that rethink the multiple meanings of social and city: urban identities, dance as a site of social exchange, historical and contemporary iterations of dance and city planning.
The SDHS 35th annual conference committee will announce featured panels and keynote presentations for the event soon. Please join us
for a rich exchange of current research.
CORD Joint conference with the
Society of Dance History Scholars
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Host Institution: University of California, Riverside
The topic and call for papers for this conference will be released in November 2012. Stay tuned for additional details!