Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
Abstr. due: 15.02.2017
Dates: 19.10.17 — 22.10.17
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: The Ohio State University
The conference programming committee invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions , lecture - demonstrations, movement workshops, dance works, and screendances that address the question of how dance is transmitted across time, locations, contexts, and media, and the implications of this transmiss ion in and outside the dance field. We invite proposals that engage the following questions and topics :
How is dance transmitted? By what corporeal and incorporeal means does it extend its reach? In what ways do dance forms and practices travel, and what residues do they leave behind, marking the event of their passing? How and why might some dance forms resist working in more common modes of transmission, desiring to reach some audiences and not others? When is this a practice of resistance and when might it be a practice of maintaining hierarchies? What is transmitted through dance — what histories, legacies, cultural values, theories of the body, etc.? How does dance materialize and re - materialize in different contexts? How does pedagogy evolve? What is th e role of legacy? What are the stakes of different forms of transmission, and who benefits from these different forms of circulation?
With this conference, we seek to address where dance scholarship sit s in the broader arena of dance transmission , with co nsiderations of how dance might be tracked, or how it might be untraceable. We wish to explore common assumptions about the vestiges of dance, and less expected or less known ways that its traces manifest . We are further interested in how dance transmissio n interact s with educational and presentational practices , with efforts to document dance permeat ing the current legibility of dance as a cultural phenomenon . We look forward to submissions that evaluate the range of transmission processes , from one - on - one oral traditions to viral electronic circulations , and that weigh notions of intellectual property, material and immaterial culture, authorship, and spectatorship in the project of tracing dance transmissions.
Conference Web-Site: https://sdhs.org/conferences/upcoming-conferences