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  • 30 Nov 2016 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reed College Dance Department Visiting Position in Dance

    The Reed College Dance Department invites applications for a half-time, one-year visiting position in Dance, beginning Fall 2017. Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research. Though the position is focused in dance technique, choreography, and performance, our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to contextualize studio activities with discussions and assignments that make use of related readings, viewings, and other source materials.

    The successful candidate would teach three courses over two semesters, including contemporary technique, choreography, and a course in the appointee’s area of interest. We especially encourage candidates who have expertise beyond the Western concert tradition, especially in African diasporic or Latin American dance practices, who can also address contemporary concert dance. As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty also contribute to the supervision of senior thesis projects as well as the production of performances and events with students and visiting artists. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a lively artistic and intellectual engagement with the field, and an interest in contributing to a vital and diverse curriculum. Ideal candidates will have Ph.D. in hand or A.B.D. by the start of the appointment, or will have an M.F.A. and an extensive professional background.

    Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement http://www.reed.edu/diversity/

    Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity.  Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the college. Having newly instituted a major in Dance in Fall 2016, the program has begun to accrue a cohort of serious dance students. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival.

    Please send an application letter, CV, two sample syllabi, 2-3 examples of relevant professional work and/or scholarship (1 article or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/39511. These materials may include links to professional or scholarly works available online. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, at cmann@reed.edu. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

  • 14 Nov 2016 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University

    POSITION: The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University seeks candidates for an Instructor I in Dance. Instructor I is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable and promotable position with a primary responsibility in teaching a full 12 credit hour course load each semester.

    QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE: The SCCD seeks candidates who are experienced, committed, engaged, and passionate educators who will provide a balance of expertise with current faculty members. The ability to engage both dance majors and non-majors in a range of studio and lecture-based coursework is essential. Graduate degree required. MFA in dance preferred. MA in Dance considered. Two years minimum university teaching experience preferred.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates should be prepared to teach studio-based and lecture format courses that include contemporary technique, functional anatomy, creative dance for children, dance in education (K-12), and survey courses in world dance. Additionally, candidates who can teach improvisational dance forms and/or support existing Pilates teacher training coursework and/or Gyrotonic® coursework are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach additional studio coursework in jazz, hip hop, and/or global dance forms is desirable as is experience in concert production, community engagement, department service, and professional development.

    SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    STARTING DATE: August 15, 2017

    GENERAL INFORMATION: TCU is a major teaching and research institution that prioritizes the teacher/scholar model and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements of academic excellence in higher education. The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance has eight full-time faculty members, over sixty BFA majors, and serves over 700 students annually through its general population course offerings. The Fort Worth/Dallas area offers rich cultural opportunities.

    TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community.

    As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    Complete application includes: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the candidate’s teaching. Letters must be sent to the separate email listed below. Additional materials, including a video of the candidate teaching, may be requested.

    Complete applications received by November 1 will be given first consideration. The University will retain materials submitted by applicants. Position open until filled.

    Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Apply online at

    https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty.

    Three confidential letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

  • 14 Nov 2016 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Dance, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017

    Stockton University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance for their Performing Arts Program beginning September 2017.   Salaries are competitive and may be higher depending upon qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

    Teach beginning to advanced levels of modern and/or ballet techniques, Dance Composition, and courses in the General Studies curriculum.  Teaching load: five courses, plus choreographic and production work equal to a sixth course.  Beyond modern and/or ballet technique and dance composition, expertise in two or more of the following areas is desirable: Dance History, Movement for Actors, Contemporary Partnering, Dance Criticism, Dance Production, Anatomy/Kinesiology, Pilates, Cultural Dance Forms, and Social Dance.  Costume Design and Construction skills a plus. Duties will include choreographing for and helping produce Dance Program productions; assisting with administrative duties of the Dance Program that include concert production, student advising, grant writing, and the supervision of student organizations and sponsored off-campus activities.

    Terminal degree is required by date of appointment, with professional and/or choreographic experience. A successful candidate will demonstrate high artistic, academic, professional, and ethical standards; a record of successful creative and academic endeavors; a strong professional background; and a record of teaching excellence in dance technique. Candidates must present clear evidence of the ability and willingness to work as a collaborative colleague and to fill leadership roles in program and university activities.   The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or creative work appropriate to the position.  Academic experiences with culturally diverse populations desired. 

    The Dance Program functions within the liberal arts tradition at Stockton University.   Students in the Dance Program major in one of six different tracks that relate to their specific areas of interest, including performance, choreography, studio ownership, physical therapy, teaching, etc., and pursue careers in those areas.  The emphasis in the department is on encouraging students to create, perform, and think about movement in a manner that connects with their experiences in the other fine and liberal arts. For more information about Stockton’s Dance program, please visit www.stockton.edu/dance

    Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply please visit: https://careers-stockton.icims.com/jobsOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.  Address applications to Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities.  Submissions should be sent as a single PDF document; references should be sent separately. Please include the job title and Reference ID #-- in the subject line.

    1.) A cover letter

    2.) A curriculum vitae

    3.) Link to online video of complete recent choreographic work (not a reel)

    4.) Three current letters of recommendation-dated 2016 (By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references)

    5.) Unofficial copies of transcripts from highest earned degree, and statement of teaching philosophy

    • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
    • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
    • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
    • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
    • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.
  • 14 Nov 2016 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor: DANCE

    DANCE Dept., University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance. Responsibilities include: pursuing a professional research agenda; undergraduate and graduate level teaching; directing undergraduate concerts.

    Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. in dance or professional equivalent; established record of choreographic work and/or performance; previous college teaching experience. Preference for those working, in part or in full, outside of Euro-American concert dance traditions and movement practices. For specific application requirements, refer to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00660 taisha paggett - Search Committee Chair / email: katrina.oskie@ucr.edu / www.dance.ucr.edu

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer.


  • 14 Nov 2016 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CRITICAL DANCE STUDIES (Cluster Hire)

    The University of California at Riverside is implementing a major expansion of our faculty (clusterhiring.ucr.edu) and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. Requirements: PhD in Dance or Performance Studies, or related fields; college teaching experience; can work with and benefit diverse student body. Preferences for ethnographic methodologies; decolonial/coloniality approaches; non-Western centric research areas; disability studies; gender/sexuality studies; demonstrated teaching record of movement practice.

    Application: cover letter, CV, three recommendation letters, writing sample, two course syllabi, teaching evaluations (optional). Details: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00661. Contact: Katrina Oskie (Katrina.oskie@ucr.edu) Due: 12/16/16.
    EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer


  • 12 Nov 2016 12:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Description:
    The Department of Music and Dance in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts announces a search for a (tenure track) Assistant Professor of Dance/Dance Education who is experienced in community engagement and has a creative/performing background. Position begins September 1, 2017.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Responsibilities:
    Teach courses in dance education, and in one or more of the following areas: dance technique (ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz, or hip hop), and one or more courses aimed at both dance students and general education students, such as Dance History, Dance Composition, Dance Science, or Dance and Culture. The candidate will be expected to collaborate in the expansion and promotion of the undergraduate BFA and BA programs, including curriculum review and development, and will share in the administration of the dance program, including, but not limited to, participating in department and program meetings, strategic planning, student advising, student recruitment and retention, and other responsibilities. S/he will contribute to the mission of the UMass dance program and advocate for the Five College Dance Department and the UMass community. Other duties may include supervising student concerts and attending departmental and university events throughout the academic year.

    About University of Massachusetts Amherst:
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

  • 22 Oct 2016 7:58 PM | Anonymous member

    CALL FOR SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS, MASTER CLASSES, AND PERFORMANCES

    World Dance Alliance Global Summit

    July 23-28, 2017

    School of Music at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland

    Dancing from the Grassroots

    Across Canada and in many parts of the globe, grassroots dancing is ubiquitous and diverse. Dancing from the grassroots—as self-governed, amateur, participatory, community-based: local, translocal, and virtual—can be a public source of pleasure, inclusion, social networking, health and wellbeing, and intergenerational community building. Yet at differing times and places grassroots dancing has gone underground to avoid condemnation. This World Dance Alliance Global Summit turns its focus to Dancing from the Grassroots to explore the ways in which grassroots dancing also counters, resists, supports, and negotiates formations of power.

    Important links have been made between grassroots movements and social change. Grassroots dancing (interwoven with music and performance) can also be viewed in this activist sense as generating social change. From this perspective, examining the principles and practices of grassroots dancing through historical and contemporary lenses is important and crucial to understanding how and why the social moves. What can a look at dancing from the grassroots tell us about how to sustain a movement, sustain an alternative idea and see it through to mainstream acceptance? Sometimes grassroots movements emerge from the majority. Other times, such movements lack the large numbers and emerge from small groups with well organized and persuasive leadership. Grassroots movements also emerge from coalitions of initiatives. What are the micro and macro conditions from which grassroots dance organizations have emerged to survive different political and economic conditions?

    Many dance groups in Canada and elsewhere evolved from the local community wanting to learn, teach, practice, perform, and present dance. This Summit will celebrate these groups, who continue to present innovative and daring work, by showcasing them along with international artists who are also transforming practices to further stimulate creativity and push boundaries by exploring new ideas both at home and abroad.

    The selections committee seeks proposals that address the Summit’s broad and inclusive theme of Dancing from the Grassroots. We encourage submissions that explore the impacts, roles, and contributions of grassroots dancing. Recognizing this heterogenous group of organizations, which reaches into the domains of health and wellbeing, life course and ageing, social/activist movements, aesthetics, economics, education, and the environment, is a rich site for researching issues pertinent to the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, we invite scholars trained in a diverse range of [inter]disciplinary fields to make visible the contributions and impacts of grassroots dancing through research. These related fields might include (but are not be limited to) dance, theatre and performance studies, anthropology, kinesiology, cognitive science, equity studies, music, social work, medicine, life sciences, and gerontology.

    Topics and questions to consider:

       The role of grassroots dancing in life course and ageing/heath and wellbeing/biopolitics and neurotypicality

       The small and large scale economic impacts of grassroots dancing

    paid and unpaid labour, tourism, volunteerism, donations, costs and in-kind donations for rehearsal space and costumes, etc.

       Theorizing the relationship between music, dance, performance

    Processes of creativity, imagination, and improvisation

       Heritage, tradition, indigenous dance

    How have amateur grassroots dance organizations transformed into professional paid employment in dance historically?

    What can the presence of grassroots dancing tell us about the larger economic and political climate of support for dance?

    What can processes of inclusion/exclusion/trans in grassroots dancing tell us about nation/nationalism, identity, colonial/postcolonial, sex, gender, abelism, ageism, race, ethnicity, and religion, etc.?

     How does grassroots dancing speak to issues of copyright and property rights?

       Social movement/social change

    What are the principles and processes of organizing grassroots dancing in terms of leadership and sustainability?

    Why are some grassroots dancing initiatives so successful at sustaining themselves?

    What can such groups teach us about sustainability and social change?

    How are new information and communication technologies impacting grassroots dancing for individuals and/or communities: local, translocal, and virtual?

    What can grassroots dancing teach us about coalition building?

    Submission Requirements

    Proposals can be submitted in English, French, or Spanish within the following formats: scholarly papers, pecha kucha presentations, panel discussions, master classes, performances in diverse spaces, and choreolabs.

    Interested individuals or groups may submit a maximum of two proposals in differing areas for the Global Summit. For example, an individual might propose both a paper presentation and a master class, but not two papers.

     

    DEADLINE: The deadline for all proposals is December 1, 2016

     

    In order to present in any of the formats at the conference, all participants must first become members of WDA, before their submissions will be reviewed. To become a member of WDA Americas, applicants can access the Membership site at http://www.wda-americas.net/

    Details about the various performance spaces and lecture halls at the conference site will be available on the WDAA website after November 1, 2016.

    Papers and Panel Proposals

    All proposals may be submitted and delivered in English, French, or Spanish. Individual scholarly presentations should be no more than 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes available for questions and discussion. Groups of three or more individual presenters may propose a panel presentation of no more than 70 minutes total with 20 minutes additional time available for questions and discussion. Those intending to present solely in French or Spanish should indicate this on their application. There will be some translators available to assist with translation; however, these services cannot be guaranteed.

       Individual presentation proposals should be no more than 250 words in length.

       Proposals for organized panels require a 150 word description of the panel theme in addition to the individual abstracts submitted as a single document (100 word maximum).

       Proposals must be accompanied by the following information: each presenter's name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, e-mail address, and a brief bio of no more than 150 words.

       Proposals are due by December 1, 2016 and must be sent as a .doc or .docx file via e-mail to Linda Caldwell (lcaldwell2@twu.edu). Acceptances will be sent by February 15, 2017.

     

    Pecha Kucha Presentations

    Pecha Kucha is a presentation format in which 20 slides are timed to be shown each for 20 seconds (no more than 7 minutes total). Scholars who have developed a strong research focus but are in the beginning processes of writing and presenting their research are encouraged to present in this format. This format is especially good for graduate students wanting to clarify research purpose statements and gather feedback and possible insights from other researchers.

    Initial submissions are in the form of a 250-word abstract in either English, French, or Spanish in which the topic, methodology, and importance of the research to the dance field is summarized.

       Proposals must be accompanied by the following information: each presenter's name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, e-mail address, a brief bio of no more than 150 words in English, French, or Spanish.

       Proposals are due by December 1, 2016 and must be sent as a .doc or .docx file via e-mail to Linda Caldwell (lcaldwell2@twu.edu.  Acceptances will be sent by February 15, 2017.

       If selected, more detailed instructions on the Pecha Kucha format will be provided on the WDAA website after February 15, 2017.

     

    Master Class Proposals

    Master classes provide conference participants with an opportunity to experience the expertise of selected teachers in terms of dance practice and dance making.

       Master classes are 90 minutes in length. Master class proposals should be no more than 250 words in length and can be submitted in English, French, or Spanish. Please note that the Global Summit facilities cannot guarantee specialized equipment (mats, physio balls, etc.) for use in classes. Details about music technology will be provided at a later date.

       Proposals must be accompanied by the following information: presenter's name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, e-mail address, and a brief bio of no more than 150 words.

       Proposals are due by December 1, 2016 and must be sent as a .doc or .docx file via e-mail to Ann Kipling Brown ( ann.kipling-brown@uregina.ca )  Acceptances will be sent by February 15, 2017.

     

    Choreolab Proposals

    Choreographic labs (choreolabs) are intended to provide a forum for choreographers to work collaboratively to create a work on selected conference participants within three 2-hour daily rehearsals (auditions and first rehearsal on July 24 with the final work or work-in-progress presented on July 28) in a site-specific space scheduled in consultation with the conference organizers. All rehearsals for the site-specific work should take place at the site. Choreographers/ dancers should prepare for all types of weather. Each work should fall within a minimum of 3 minutes or a maximum of 10 minutes. Preference will be given to the creation of new works.

       Proposals should include a description of the intended project and an explanation of methods in no more than 200 words. Each proposal must clearly state how the project can be accomplished in the limited time frame available and within a site-specific environment.

       Proposals may be submitted in English, French, or Spanish.

       Each proposal must be accompanied by the following information: choreographer’s name, phone number, institutional affiliation (if appropriate), mailing address, e-mail address, and a bio of no more than 150 words.

       We suggest applicants submit a link to an online video (YouTube or Vimeo) of a work sample or the work to be reset (minimum of 3 minutes).

       Proposals are due by December 1, 2016 and must be sent as a .doc or .docx file via e-mail to Falon Baltzell (baltzelldance@gmail.com). Acceptances will be sent by February 15, 2017.

     

    Performance Proposals

       Accepted works will be performed once at locations determined by the selection committee (may be site-specific or on a recital hall stage with limited lighting availability). If the proposed choreography must be produced on stage or in a studio, the dance cannot exceed 12 minutes. Site-specific dances may be longer as long as a clear explanation of procedures and audience expectations are provided.

       Proposals for performance of each choreographic work or of a representative work must be submitted on YouTube or Vimeo. If submitting representative work, please also provide a brief statement of 200 words or less (in English, French, or Spanish) describing the proposed performance including length and number of performers.

       Performance proposals must be accompanied by the following information in English, French, or Spanish: each primary presenter's name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, e-mail address, and a brief bio of no more than 150 words.

       Proposals with YouTube or Vimeo links are due by December 1, 2016 and must be sent as a .doc or .docx  file via e-mail to Melissa Sanderson  (melissa.n.sanderson@gmail.com). Acceptances will be sent by February 15, 2017.

     

    Digital Dance Concert

    The World Dance Alliance Americas will run its third annual WDA Digital Dance Concert, a double-blind reviewed online presentation of videoed choreographies and dance films created specifically for the camera. The Digital Dance Concert aims to offer a virtual platform for choreographers, companies, and dance filmmakers to present, promote, and disseminate their work. Selected dance-for-camera works will be featured online through a digital dance concert format on the WDA-A website. Select works will also be presented at the 2017 World Dance Alliance Global Summit at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – July 23-28, 2017. Please visit the following WDA-A website link for details about video submissions: http://www.wda-americas.net/wda-projects/digital-dance-concert/digital-dance-concert-application-process/.

     

     

  • 27 Sep 2016 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant Professor, Dance Sciences & Studio Practice

    Assistant Professor, Dance Technologies & Studio Practice

    The Florida State University School of Dance is seeking two new colleagues to help us expand our offerings in the dance sciences and dance technology. The ability to teach a rigorous studio practice is essential for both positions. The ideal candidates will have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD preferred) or professional equivalence in a related field.

     

    Dance Sciences & Studio Practice - This new faculty member will share teaching responsibilities in the dance sciences, and will serve as a mentor for dancers interested in learning to do similar work. Service to our dancer wellness and injury management programs will be included. Candidates who have experience in conducting empirical research with dancers will be given special consideration.

     

    Dance Technologies & Studio Practice - The ideal candidate will be a specialist in the merger of dance and technology, expertly qualified in video technologies, screendance, documentation, projection design, and other media technologies. This candidate will be able to integrate relevant media technologies within the dancer’s creative process and deliver dance-centered technology courses.

     

    A longer description is available at: dance.fsu.edu

    Apply at: jobs.fsu.edu (Job IDs 40500 & 40501)

  • 13 Sep 2016 4:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Deidre Sklar has an academic library available for donation to an institution; it includes volumes on dance ethnology and history; theatre; cultural anthropology; performance studies; area studies; embodiment theory across fields, etc.

    Professor Sklar also seeks a young (or not young) scholar or student to work with her sorting through her teaching materials (syllabii, readings, slides and video tapes) with an eye to inheriting them. This is potentially a very exciting project for the right person. It is possible the library could go with this person.

    She also has available back volumes of DRJ, Cultural Anthropology, Journal of American Folklore, and especially a full set of the UCLA Dance Ethnology Journal.

    For details:  DSklar@DancEth.net or 940-594-1819

  • 22 Aug 2016 5:46 PM | Anonymous

    DANCE AND CULTURE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    Area Chairs: Jen Atkins and Celeste Fraser Delgado

    Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers, and other formats welcome

    POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

    2017 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Marriott Marina, San Diego

    Wednesday, April 12, to Saturday, April 15, 2017

    For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

    For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

    DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2016

    To submit your panel or presentation, go to https://conference.pcaaca.org/ and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission.  ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site.  For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract.  For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and the chair should contact either Dance Area Co-Chair to assemble them into a panel. 

    The “Dance and Culture” area of the national PCA/ACA solicits proposals on all areas of dance and culture in the Americas and/or on popular culture worldwide. All methods of inquiry welcome. However, given the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary membership of the associations, participants are encouraged to consider interdisciplinary connections of their research, 21st century innovations in the field of dance, and the diverse interests of their potential audience. 

    Presenters may deliver only one forma paper, but they may also participate as a panel chair, discussant, or respondent. If you are interested in assisting in an additional capacity, please email either Dance Area Co-Chair. All presenters must be members of either the Popular Culture Association (PCA) or the American Culture Association (ACA) in the year that they participate. 

    Full conference information, including registration, key deadlines, local arrangements, and tentative conference programming can be found at pcaaca.org/national-conference.

    For Additional Information, Please Contact

    Jen Atkins: jatkins@fsu.edu or Celeste Fraser Delgado: cfraserdelgado@barry.edu


    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The national PCA/ACA sponsors an annual convention at which papers, presentations, and activities in all areas of American culture and of world popular culture are explored through formal scholarly panels, roundtable discussions, film showings, keynote addresses and receptions, and an exhibition hall of publishers and acquisition editors. Last year the conference drew more than 2,000 participants; it featured more than 500 interdisciplinary panels.

    In the past ten years, the Dance and Culture area has directly sponsored or co-sponsored 10 to 15 panels over the four-day conference. Topic areas that have been represented include: dance and the dancing body in new and emerging technologies; representations in film, television, and media; cultural, political and social commentary; popular music; gender studies; maintenance, evolution, and transmittal of traditional dance forms around the globe; identity and the body; burlesque; flash mobs; raves and festivals; online arts communities and social networking; urban and rural environments; health and healing; advertising; and new directions in the performing arts in the 21st century. Performance, lecture/demo, and other innovative format proposals are also welcome.

    To submit a proposal online, please have the following information ready to input:

    • Title(s) [for group:  panel title if more than one presentation or paper is included in proposal, as well as each individual title]
    • Name(s) of participant(s) as they want them displayed in the conference program book, including institutional affiliation or listing as an independent scholar
    • Short bio/background of each participant (not more than about 50 words)
    • Full contact information for each participant (mailing address and email – email is essential, as most conference information is communicated by email and online)
    • Abstract of paper or panel or session (not more than 250 words)
    • Format (e.g., individual paper of 20 minutes for a panel of 3 or 15 minutes for 4 papers, roundtable discussion, lecture/demonstration, etc.):
    • AV Needs:  IMPORTANT!  The conference organizers provide ONLY a DVD Player and TV display/monitor in each of the presentation rooms.  Internet may be available but the associations ask us to have a back up plan in case the connection speed is slow or interrupted. MAC users:  you need to bring your own adapter. International visitors:  If you burn a DVD, you should ensure that Region 1 coding or Region 0 is chosen.
    • Special space needs, if any.

    Submissions will receive responses by November 1. You MUST be available to attend all four days of the conference; special scheduling requests cannot be accommodated. To appear in the conference program, you must pre-register for the conference. Discounted registration rates available until November 15 (last date to register is December 15).

    Awards for Graduate Students and International Participants:  The two associations sponsor a small number of competitive awards for graduate students and international presenters from any discipline who are presenting at the annual convention.  More information is available at: http://pcaaca.org/journal-awards.

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