Call for Submissions - Choreographic Practices Special issue, Spring 2019 Dancing Urbanisms

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Call for Submissions
Deadline: July 1st 2018

Choreographic Practices
Special issue, Spring 2019
Dancing Urbanisms:
Flows, Architecture and the Everyday
Guest edited by Victoria Hunter, Melanie Kloetzel and Karen Barbour

This issue is dedicated to explorations of site dance practice created and performed in urban environments. We invite submissions that consider how site dance and the choreographic, broadly conceived engage with urban environments, practices and systems. In particular, submissions taking intellectual and aesthetic risks that push authors and readers to consider how site-dance situated within urban spaces might respond to, contest, amplify or expose systems of urban design, navigation, embodiment, regulatory control, and socio-economic norms are encouraged.

We welcome submissions that connect site dance and choreography to urban contexts and encourage contributions that comment on or critique locally based practices in relation to broader, geo-political contexts or speak from a global perspective through which localized acts are implicated. Contributions that position personalized and intimate accounts of everyday movements, urban flows and relationality articulated through the lens of site dance practice are also encouraged.

In keeping with the aesthetic and intellectual ethos of Choreographic Practices, we invite diverse perspectives taking the form of critical essays, creative documentation, visual essays, dialogues, interviews and debate. We encourage submissions in both conventional and alternative modes of writing, including performative and visual essays.

We are seeking a broad range of perspectives addressing dance practices in relation to dancing urbanisms. Possible areas of focus in this respect include:

  • Dance and acts of dwelling
  • Dancing flows and urban rhythms
  • Urban resistance, site-dance and defiance
  • Embodied mapping / Embodying the City
  • Architectures and in-between spaces
  • Everyday acts, amplification, coercion and subversion
  • Urban scores, patterning and sited dance responses
  • Dancing the urban and peri-urban, outskirts and peripheries, insides and outsides.

Submission Guidelines

It is our intention to publish this special issue in Spring 2019. Please submit completed contribution by July 1, 2018 to

If you have any questions about the theme or focus of your submission please, in the first instance, contact Vicky Hunter ;, Melanie Kloetzel;, or Karen Barbour; (guest editors for this special issue):

Instructions for Authors

1. Full article should be approx 6,000 words or equivalent in other formats. Include article title, abstract (200 words) and 6 keywords.

2. Shorter submissions and submissions employing non-traditional modes of writing are also welcome. Include article title, abstract (200 words) and 6 keywords.

3. In another document, please include author’s name, affiliation and biography (200 words), and contact details, including postal and email addresses.

4. Format: Word format File

5. Labeling: Clearly name your file with the title of your submission

6. Spacing and fonts: Please double-space your article and use Arial (or similar) font, size 12.

7. Referencing: Choreographic Practices follows the Harvard Style Guide with a full reference list at the end of the article. See Intellect’s Style Guide for full presentation details.

8. Images: Choreographic Practices will be able to carry photographic images. If you have access to high quality images appropriate for your article it would be very helpful if you could send 2 or 3 such images in a separate file but with your article. Images should be sent as JPeg or tiff files at 300 dpi. If you are able to send us images please ensure that each contains relevant information including date, title and name of photographer and that the file name is clear.

NB. You are responsible for obtaining all appropriate permissions.

9. Writing style: We encourage a diverse range of writing styles and layouts in line with the form, purpose and content of each submission. You might also consider our readership of dance artists, scholars, students, teachers, academics and practitioners in dance and related fields when writing. It will also be assumed that the author has obtained all necessary permissions to include in the paper items such as quotations, musical examples, images, tables, etc.

Peer Review

Choreographic Practices is an international peer-reviewed journal, thereby all articles published in the journal undergo rigorous peer-review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. All reviewers are internationally recognized in their fields. Peer-review reports will normally be returned to us within two months and the editors will provide feedback to you shortly after. Submission of an article to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the publishers.


If you have more general questions about Choreographic Practices or how to submit, contact Vida Midgelow or Jane Bacon at:

We very much look forward to receiving your submissions and continuing the conversation.

Guest Editors,

Vicky Hunter, Karen Barbour, Melanie Kloetzel

 Congress on Research in Dance
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