2011 Annual Conference: Moving Music / Sounding Dance

  • 17 Nov 2011
  • 20 Nov 2011
  • Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

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2011 Annual Conference

Joint Conference of
The Congress on Research in Dance and
The Society for Ethnomusicology

Moving Music / Sounding Dance:
Intersections, Disconnections, and Alignments between Dance and Music

November 17-20, 2011
The Sheraton City Center Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

Dance and music are often natural partners. In many contexts, they are not even separable, as when a dance is defined by the rhythm that drives it or a music performance is only considered relevant if it animates its listeners into motion.  Many dance forms are executed by dancer-musicians who simultaneously generate sonic and visual effects. Even when the distinct roles of dancer and musician are maintained, musicians and dancers are constantly inspiring and challenging each other. In academia, however, dance and music are separated by disciplinary boundaries undefined exploring similar issues and theories, practices and places, commonly in parallel worlds that rarely intersect. With this conference, we hope to forge pathways of (re)connection between our fields that will prove long lasting and meaningful. By drawing attention to the multiplicity of sounds in dance and ways in which music moves its listeners, we aim to generate fruitful dialogue that will enable a regeneration of the relationships between music and dance scholarship. 

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Sponsored by:
Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

Conference Host:
University of Pennsylvania

Sally Ness, University of California, Riverside, Co-chair
Danielle Robinson, York University, Toronto, Co-chair

Ana Paula Hofling, University of California, Los Angeles
Miriam Phillips, University of Maryland
Barbara Sellers-Young, York University
Adrienne Kaeppler, Smithsonian Institution
Tomie Hahn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Evadne Kelly, York University
Anita Gonzalez, State University of  New York, New Paltz
Justine Lemos, University of California, Riverside
Zoila Mendoza, University of California, Davis
Paul Scolieri, Barnard College 

Registration includes admission to all conference sessions and registration materials. Admission to the SEM Banquet, Performances and the CORD Member Reception are at an additional cost and can be purchased during the registration process.
 Congress on Research in Dance  Emailinfo@cordance.org
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