Ongoing events

Tiny Pop Moves Salons provide an opportunity to  stay connected to your local popular dance community. Designed to support tiny ideas in their formative stages and as they develop into popular dance research, these virtual salons are approximately an hour long. Up to three scholars/practitioners will be given time to share what they are working on in a low-key, five-minute presentation, after which the floor is open for reflections, questions, and constructive conversation. You can bring the smallest ideas: a project in its early stages; a draft chapter or essay; a work that is stuck; or a fully fledged project you want to share. There are no stakes at all, except to talk about popular dance and create a support network. Tiny PoP Moves Salons aim to foster community care. We are rooted and organized locally, to open up the opportunity to meet and connect beyond the screen as well, if possible.

We are inspired by MESS (Melbourne Emerging Screen Scholars), whose virtual salons bring together and support creative practitioners and scholars (whatever their status and career level) in screen studies. We thank Dr. Elena Benthaus for seeing the potential to adapt this format for PoP Moves, designing the blueprint with the peer-mentoring sub-committee, and ensuring its smooth roll-out.

Salons are run separately by local PoP Moves nodes, ie. UK, Americas, Francophonie, Australia/Australasia. Click here to check for upcoming salons.

Previous Events

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The Role of Popular Dance in Higher Education in Australasia and the Asia Pacific Region

Dance Studies Department, Choreographic Research Aotearoa, University of Auckland
28th-29th November 2023...
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PoP MOVES 12th Annual Conference- Moving Beyond Coloniality

University of Roehampton
22nd-24th November 2019...
Memoire, Migration and Movement

Annual Conference 2018 – Memory, Migration and Movement

Université Paris Nanterre
8th-9th December 2018...

PoP Moves partnership with IASPM-Canada Annual Conference 2017

“A Place in This World”: Music and Belonging / Canada 150
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
25th-27th May 2017...

Dance Fields Roundtable 2017 – Possibilities in the Popular: Grooving into the future

Roundtable at the Dance Fields conference, University of Roehampton, 21st April 2017...
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PoP Moves Seedbed: Dancing Methodologies

Senate House, University of London, 19th March 2016...

Emerging Scholars Symposium 2015: Moving Forward

Kingston University, London, Saturday 28th March 2015...

October 2014 Conference

‘Dancing the Politics of Pleasure’
Royal Holloway, University of London, 18th October 2014...
Clare Parfitt speaking

Earlier PoP Moves Events

Find PDF details of PoP Moves Conferences and Symposiums from 2007 - 2012...