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  • 20 Aug 2015 4:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Call for Papers

    The Other “D”: locating ‘D’ance in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Canada

    “… at last year’s seminar, it became clear that the integration of dance into performance studies has created some tensions in the field. Several of my senior colleagues believe that performance studies has erased or undermined dance-specific methods of movement inquiry. In response to this critique, Rebecca (Schneider) … challenged the group to continue engaging in a performance studies approach, without necessarily living under the rubric or being colonized by the field, in order to examine not just dance as culture, but culture as dance. And I applaud her stance.”

    - Susan Manning, 2013 Mellon Dance Studies in/and the Humanities Roundtable Discussion, Dance Research Journal 45/3, 9


    Location: Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto

    Dates: January 22-23, 2016

    Keynote Speakers: Susan Manning (Northwestern University)

                                     Allana Lindgren (University of Victoria)


    In recent years, the presence of Performance Studies in Canada at the graduate level has been on the rise. Performance Studies PhD programs at York University, University of Toronto and University of Alberta have their roots in Theatre Studies and History but are open to dance research. The PhD programs in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Concordia, Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University, and Communication and Culture at Ryerson/York are dance friendly but not dance focused.

    These expanded opportunities for dance research at the graduate level are positive additions to York’s Dance Studies doctoral program.  However, as Susan Manning notes, there are tensions that arise about dance projects within non-dance specific programs. Even as program names change and students become more diverse in terms of disciplinary backgrounds, comprehensive exams, research, practical and teaching work, and language about program goals and curriculum still often revolve around “traditional” Drama and Theatre Studies or do not exhibit in-depth knowledge of Dance Studies research methodologies, debates, and/or performance practices.

    When the breadth of Dance Studies is not recognized, Performance Studies programs miss opportunities to engage with extant scholarship, methodologies, archives, documentation, praxis and performance, pedagogy, and developed approaches to thinking and writing about movement, embodiment, and the body. In particular, Dance Studies reminds Performance Studies that, “[a]s culture, dance is in(sinew)ated with power relations. Built bone-deep into the dancing body and permeating its practice and performance, these structurings of power both discipline and pleasure the body” (Foster 2009, 8).

    One of the main goals of this symposium will be to move towards productive and positive exchanges between and within Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies. Potential practical outcomes include raising awareness about the scope of Dance Studies and of dance-based research happening across and/or about Canada as well as developing a shared resource space for research, praxis, and pedagogical support. Papers, organized panels, lecture demonstrations and performances that address the theme of this symposium are welcome. While this symposium is a response to the recent proliferation of Performance Studies programs in Canada, contributions from other disciplines that engage with the ways dance contributes to their inquiry such as Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Compartive Literature, English, Equity Studies, Ethnomusicology History, Music, Women Studies, and beyond are welcome and encouraged.

    With the goal of knowledge mobilisation between and across disciplines the selections committee seeks contributions that consider overlapping, conflicting and intersecting methodological and practical approaches to dance-focused and dance-inclusive projects. We want to know how dance is being approached today and what challenges and discoveries researchers and scholars within a variety of disciplines are making about working in and through dance. Possible topics include: choreography and devising; postmodern dance and postdramatic theatre; dramaturgy; historical intersections in drama, dance, theatre, and performance studies; contemporary and historical Canadian dance; archiving, curation and documentation; the digital humanities; modes of performance that blur disciplinary lines such as circus, burlesque, and physical theatre; reflections on practical processes; equity issues such as race, gender, sex, ability and sexuality; affect; performance art; philosophical ontology; virtuosity; duration; environment; advocacy and activism; performance training, somatics and movement based practices not traditionally thought of as dance are welcome.

    Paper presentations and lecture demonstrations will be scheduled over the two days of the symposium. Friday evening will be dedicated to performances in the Robert Gill Theatre. Please see requirements for paper, lecture demonstration, and performance proposals below. There will also be a poster presentation session on Saturday. This session will feature research in all stages of development giving presenters the opportunity to share methodological approaches, inquiries, resources, and ideas. A separate call for this session will be distributed in late August.

    Submission Requirements

    Please send proposals to: by September 30, 2015

    Please indicate in the subject heading whether it is a paper, lecture demonstration or performance proposal

    1. Paper Presentations and Lecture Demonstrations

    - an abstract of no more than 250 words

    - 150 word bio

    - a bibliography or 4-5 texts

    - indicate whether you are proposing a paper presentation or a lecture demonstration

    - for organized panels please include a 150 word description of the panel theme in addition to three paper abstracts and submit as a single document

    Technical Requirements

    - paper presentations will be given 20 minutes

    - lecture demonstrations will be given 45 minutes

    - please indicate your AV needs as well as space required for demonstrations

    2. Performance Proposals

    There will be one evening dedicated to performance presentations at the Robert Gill Theatre. Site-specific and durational performance proposals are also welcome and will be scheduled appropriately. Theatrical, traditional, popular, urban, social and folk dance, performance based research, contemporary performance, historical reconstructions, improvisations, and modes of performance that question and challenge disciplinary boundaries are encouraged. The evening will be programmed in festival format and performances will be given a maximum time of 15 minutes each. Excerpts of evening length works are welcome. In your proposal please include:

    - a 250 word description of your performance that contextualizes it within the framework of the symposium

    - a 150 word bio

    - if available a video clip (maximum 5 minutes) of your performance (not required)

    Technical Requirements

    The symposium is receiving full technical support from the Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies. Please outline your technical needs in as much detail as possible. If you are selected to perform, an exchange with the technical team will take place. Please indicate if there is anything your performance cannot do without. A marley floor will be laid for the symposium.

    For details about the Robert Gill Theatre go to: .

    In your proposal please include:

    - lighting requirements

    - AV needs

    - props

    - length of performance

    - # of performers


    Committee Members: Seika Boye (Chair), Evadne Kelly, Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey

    Advisors to the Committe: Stephen Johnson, Allana Lindgren, Nikki Cesare Shotzko

  • 11 Aug 2015 10:10 AM | Anonymous



    Papers, Lec/Dems, Panels, Roundtables, Film Screenings,

    and other formats welcome

    “Dance and Culture” Area of the annual joint conference of the

    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

    The Seattle Sheraton

    Seattle, WA

    March 21-25, 2016

    Area Chairs: Jen Atkins and Celeste Fraser Delgado

    Proposals are accepted online only via

    Detailed instructions to submit your abstract to the Dance and Culture area are available here:

    Final deadline for proposals is October 1, 2015

    The “Dance and Culture” area of the national PCA/ACA solicits proposals on all areas of dance and culture in North & South America and/or on popular culture worldwide.  All methods of inquiry are 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. 

    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.  The four-day conference includes formal scholarly panels, roundtable discussions on important topics, 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 and registrants, and 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 explorations of the role of 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 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 about 20 minutes, panel of 3 or 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.  Talk to your campus IT staff for further clarification of how to connect a laptop to this equipment if you intend to bring yours.  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.

    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 Celeste Fraser Delgado ( or Jen Atkins (  All presenters must be members of either the Popular Culture Association (PCA) or the American Culture Association (ACA) in the year that they participate. 

    Submissions by the final deadline will receive responses by November 1.  Please check your online PCA-ACA account (created when submitting your abstract) for information on whether or proposal has been accepted.  You MUST be available to attend all four days of the conference; special scheduling requests cannot be accommodated.  To appear in the printed conference program book, the associations require that you pre-register for the conference.  Discounted registration rates available until November 15, 2015 (last date to register is December 15, 2015).

    Full conference information, including registration, local arrangements, tentative conference program (when acceptances are sent), and information on the associations, can be found at

    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:

  • 07 Aug 2015 5:21 PM | Anonymous
    The Batsheva Company is already showing Ohad Naharin's newest choreography in France, keeping up its amazing performances,  touring and aiso in their home studio at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center in Tel Aviv.  I thought CORD members might enjoy reading my article in the Dance Critics Assoc. newsletter about the company's history, how it was covered at a two day conference (not without controversy) at Tel Aviv University, as well as the on-line archives for the company plus the Gala performance at the Tel Aviv Opera. If interested send me an

  • 03 Aug 2015 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New York Public Library
    Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

    The Dance Curator reports to the Director of the Library for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Director’s senior management team. The Curator has primary responsibility for administration of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of dance. The Dance Curator also supervises the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image and its AMI collections. Responsibilities include promoting and facilitating use of the collection, initiating outreach to the dance and dance research communities, and recommending collections for acquisition. The Curator is tasked with both building a collection and community that will see the division into the future and preserving the legacy of the division’s past.   

    The Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division holds one of the most respected leadership positions in the global dance research community. S/he nurtures current relationships and develops new collaborations with the world’s most celebrated dance figures and organizations.  As leader of the world's most comprehensive dance collection that is free and accessible to all users, the curator ensures that the collection not only continues to flourish, but is an accessible worldwide resource. This is achieved through expert curation, and working in tandem with a number of NYPL departments. The Curator is a dance expert who will cultivate the subject expertise of the Dance Division staff, and will develop initiatives that will maximize the use of the collection and increase community engagement.

    Under the direction of the Director of the Library for the Performing Arts, the Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division will perform the following functions:

    • Develops a clear strategic plan that will shape acquisitions and engage and inform the national and international dance community while providing leadership, vision, direction, advocacy, and accountability for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image.
    • Responsible for all areas of the Dance Division’s acquisitions and collecting scope, including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ethnic, traditional, and Baroque dancing in various formats from paper manuscripts to digital video, from photographs to rare books.
    • Exposes in-depth knowledge about the Dance Division’s collections in a variety of formats including collection guides, blog posts, curated digital collections, and online exhibitions, which can be accessed by worldwide users.
    • Partners with NYPL’s educational outreach and other external institutions on educational initiatives, which may include developing and leading public curatorial and gallery talks, meeting with classes, or developing strategies for digital literacy.
    • Collaborates with NYPL’s departments on matters relating to preservation, access, cataloging, digitization, policy and stewardship of the collection, in its multiplicity of formats including AMI.
    • Engages with donors, creators, scholars, students, and general users in aligning the Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s mission with the current and future needs of the local, national and international dance community.
    • Participates in public programming, exhibitions, and events pertaining to dance.
    • Provides leadership and direction for the Dance Division’s Outreach, Advisory, and Fundraising Groups.
      • Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division
      • Friends of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division
      • African Dance Advisory Group


    • Graduate degree in an arts discipline with focus on dance preferred
    • Substantial knowledge of the performing arts, particularly dance
    • Knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in humanities scholarship and publishing
    • Knowledge of preservation issues, both digital and traditional, and current trends facing large research libraries
    • Demonstrated understanding of archives and archival description/metadata
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with donors, peer institutions, the dance industry and dance community
    • Demonstrated active participation within the dance community on the development of collaborative projects
    • Successfully demonstrated experience with the development, management, and completion of digital projects
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development through record of scholarly publications, presentations, and participation in professional associations
    • Excellent leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate, develop, and inspire people
    • Experience in forming strategic partnerships, building communities, and initiating and organizing events and collaborative projects
    • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public, with advanced scholars and independent researchers, and with a variety of NYPL staff, including curators and subject specialists, reference librarians, NYPL Labs, the web team, Marketing and Communications, Development, and Education.
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to prepare budgets

    For more information and to apply to this position, please visit our website:

  • 31 Jul 2015 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Florida State University's School of Dance will host the 2015 Interdisciplinary Performance Symposium on October 24, 2015. Please see details below for submission guidelines. Deadline for Proposals: August 31st 2015.

    We are seeking interdisciplinary proposals including: 

    • Original research presentations
    • Performances of works-in-progress
    • Participatory workshops
    • Alternative formats

    Abstracts (250 words) describing the project should be submitted in a Word Document. Successful proposals will address the following:

    • Project’s contribution to interdisciplinary research and collaboration
    • Presentation Format
    • Interactive/participatory components of project (encouraged, but not 
    • required)
    • Presentation’s use of time (Sessions typically 30 min. with audience engagement)
    • Resources Required (A/V, dance floor, props, set pieces, etc.)

    Submissions and additional questions should be sent to Amanda Sieradzki at

  • 05 Jul 2015 7:05 PM | Anonymous


    September 30, 2015

    Date Posted

    July 1, 2015


    Tenured, tenure track



    Employment Type


    Seeking candidates with a record of artistic achievement who are able to contextualize their practice within the larger discourses of dance history, cultural studies, or aesthetic or critical theory. Teaching load is two course credits each semester, which will include modern dance technique, choreography/composition, improvisation, and dance as art-making activity (the latter for students with or without formal dance training), as well as producing and choreographing for departmental dance concerts. Those with additional expertise in one or more of the following: ballet technique, dance history, screendance, or dance and digital technology are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates whose teaching, research, or worldview enhances the diversity of the college. The successful candidates will possess effective collaborative skills, an interest in interdisciplinary initiatives, and enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of liberal arts students. Qualifications: terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.; ABD considered if requirements for the degree will be completed by the time of appointment).


    Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, an artist's statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, web links to videos of three dances choreographed by the applicant, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.


    Review of applications will continue until September 30, 2015.


    Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.


    A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 29% students of color, 3% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college and the department, see our website at

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  • 05 Jul 2015 7:03 PM | Anonymous

    Date Posted

    June 25, 2015





    Employment Type


    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

    In a city renowned for its internationalism, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has played a unique and influential role in developing generations of performing, screen and technical artists. The Academy's six Schools Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts make the Academy a vibrant centre of practice, teaching and practice-based research. Its outstanding international reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which number amongst them some of the most respected professionals in the industry, the Academy is prolific in its creativity and dedicated to the training of future leaders in the performing arts and the creative and cultural industries.

    The School of Dance is one of the three Schools comprising the newly-established College of Allied Arts, along with the School of Chinese Opera and the School of Music. Within this structure, opportunities exist to develop exciting interdisciplinary and inter-School objectives ranging from performance productions to joint contextual studies courses.

    The School offers full-time programmes from sub-degree Diploma to MFA level, together with its part-time Gifted Young Dancer Programme. In keeping with its conservatoire status, the School's philosophy is centred around performance practice, and reflects the unique cultural mix of Hong Kong, with emphasis on both Chinese and Western traditions. The principle of integration is a key defining feature of the School, with the integration of theory and practice a primary objective.

    Due to recent changes in its staffing profile, the School is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join its Contextual Studies team. The applicant should hold a higher degree, have extensive teaching experience in a higher education institution (preferably in the conservatoire context), and be committed to current practice in learning and teaching, especially as it applies to the performing arts. A global perspective is also an expectation.  Although subject to negotiation, expected commencement date is 4 January 2016.


    The successful applicant will lead the School's Academic and Contextual Studies stream, and coordinate its thriving MFA in Dance programme. Applicants should hold a higher degree (preferably a PhD), have extensive professional experience, substantial scholarly achievement, and experience of teaching at Master's level. Appropriate academic leadership and management experience is also a must. The appointee will be required to teach in one or more of the following: Contemporary Dance/Arts Practice, Aesthetics and Criticism, Dance History, Dance Education, or Dance Science.

    The appointee will be a member of the School's Executive team, and will be expected to play a strategic role in the further development of Contextual Studies in the School in line with Academy and College priorities, especially as they relate to research in practice-based programmes.

    Applicants should have:
    Essential Criteria

    • Advanced-level academic qualifications in dance studies (preferably at doctoral level); and a minimum of five years' experience in teaching in conservatoire context, including teaching at Masters level.
    • Substantial academic leadership and administrative/management experience in a dance conservatoire context or equivalent.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the scholarship of learning and teaching; and to practice-based research.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the integration of theory and practice, of curriculum content, and innovative teaching practices, including e-learning.
    • A good understanding of contemporary dance practice, and current developments in the discipline, especially as they relate to practice-based research.
    • Experience in curriculum design and writing.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience of/teaching in a multi-cultural context.
    • Fluency in spoken and written Chinese.

    Appointment will be on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

    Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:

    The Deputy Registrar (Corporate) and Director of Academic Links
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
    No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Fax: (852) 2584 8953

    Closing date for application is 18 September 2015. Please quote reference code 'H(ACS)' on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy's website

    Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.

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  • 05 Jul 2015 7:01 PM | Anonymous


    Open until filled

    Date Posted

    June 17, 2015


    Non tenure track


    Commensurate with experience

    Employment Type



    The School of Music and Dance is seeking a lecturer in Dance Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. The po- sition is anticipated to be full-time based upon candidates skills beginning August 19, 2015 with an option for renewal. The position is for a practitioner researcher in dance. The position requires the candidate to teach dance classes such as 20th Century Dance History, Introduction to Dance, Dance & World Cultures, Aesthet- ics & Criticism, Dance Pedagogy, and Ballet and/or Contemporary Modern Dance Technique. The candidate will be encouraged to contribute to collaborative relationships across the School of Music and Dance, culti- vate and maintain active connections with the local dance community, and participate in the recruitment and retention of outstanding students. Active involvement in professional growth beyond the university is en- couraged. Participation in faculty governance is expected.


    Earned Master in Fine Arts Dance required. A Ph.D. in Dance is preferred. The successful candidate will posses teaching and performance abilities at the highest artistic level. A demonstrated capacity as a dance in- structor at the university or professional level is required. The candidate should possess superior administra- tive and organizational skills and be able to work with students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate should demonstrate a track record of dance theory curriculum development at the university level along with the ability to determine program effectiveness through student assessment.


    The School of Music and Dance offers music degrees for undergraduates and graduates in music (BA, BM, MA, MM, Advanced Artist Diploma) and dance (BA, BFA.) The School enrolls over 325 majors and serves thousands of general students each academic year through its general education courses, performing ensem- ble opportunities and public performances. 16 full-time, 15 part-time, and approximately 30 studio instructors deliver comprehensive professional curricula. The School of Music and Dance is part of the College of Pro- fessional Studies and Fine Arts. Website:


    SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming envi- ronment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented

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  • 03 Jul 2015 1:03 AM | Anonymous

    Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD)
    "Dancing the African Diaspora: Embodying the Afrofuture"
    Duke University -- February 19 - 21, 2016
    • How might we imagine the impact and import of Black dance within the context of afro-futurism?
    • What sorts of movement practices reflect an embodied Black feminist/womanist perspective?
    • What does Black Dance contribute within the context of ongoing brutality and practices of resistance? 
    CADD's second conference, Dancing the African Diaspora: Embodying the Afrofuture aims to re-ignite the discourse on defining Black Dance on a global scale by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration.  Anchored by critical dialogue and provocative research presentations, the conference will also feature breakout sessions, movement workshops, film screenings, and a performance by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion culminating their Duke residency.  

    This three-day conference seeks to center African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity. The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that captures the variety of topics, approaches, and methods that might constitute Black Dance Studies.

    "Dancing the African Diaspora,” suggests multiple exigencies and interests. We are interested in papers/presentations that consider dance practices throughout the African diaspora, and the specific contexts that engender them. We are also interested in dance as an approach to the understanding/engaging the African diaspora itself. This convening situates black dance as constituted by theories of black performance. We invite you to explore black movement as a technology of African diasporic identity-making. Presentations are invited along any theoretical line of inquiry concerned with African diaspora dance. We welcome papers that engage any site or topic related to black movement and those that represent a rigorous engagement with a number of disciplinary and methodological perspectives.

    Possible topics include:

    • Black dance, virtuality, and technologies of mediation
    • Pedagogical politics
    • Identity and community making
    • Gender and sexuality in African diaspora dance
    • Colonialism, neoliberalism, commodification

    Conference Committee|Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) Founding Members
    Takiyah Amin, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Shireen Dickson, Jasmine Johnson, Raquel Monroe, C. Kemel Nance, Carl Paris, 
    John Perpener, Will Rawls, Makeda Thomas, Andrea E. Woods Valdés, Ava LaVonne Vinesett.

    Sponsors for this event include: SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology in residence at Duke; Humanities Writ Large @ Duke; the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance; the Corporeality Working Group @ Duke; the Duke Dance Program; African and African American Studies at Duke.

    To submit your proposal, visit:

  • 24 Jun 2015 8:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, invites applications for a full-time, renewable three-year appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Professional Practice to begin July 1, 2016.  The ideal candidate will be a performing artist with a national or international reputation, a demonstrated capacity for creative work, the potential for continuing to make professional work of a high order and for expanding the Department’s artistic and teaching profile.  Experience in college teaching is required.  Teaching responsibilities could include composition, several levels of technique, performance, and repertory in addition to choreographing occasionally for Department concerts. Expertise in areas such as new media/digital, community-based, or site-specific performance, somatic practice, and/or global forms is desirable.  Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and performing department and college service within a liberal arts environment.  Leadership potential is a must.  Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. or related academic credentials.

    To apply, see

    Applicants will need to submit following materials:

    • a cover letter that integrates a statement of artistic practice and teaching philosophy as well as links to two or three relevant moving-image examples of creative work
    • a curriculum vitae
    • two sample syllabi
    • three letters of reference

    Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015.

    Please direct any questions to

    Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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