Conference speaker
University of Roehampton, 24th October 2015

The University of Chichester, Kingston University, University of Roehampton, and Royal Holloway University of London in collaboration with the Society for Dance Research present

Popular Dance: Curating, Collecting, Reflecting

Saturday, 24thOctober2015

University of Roehampton, Dance Department, Froebel College


9.15 -10.00 Registration  & refreshments, Front Foyer and Terrace Room, Grove House

10.00 -10.15 Introduction, Ann R David, Adam Room, Grove House

Provocation, Prof Theresa Buckland

10.15 -11.45 Panel 1 (Adam Room, Grove House)

10.15 ‘Larraine Nicholas: “Unskilled Theatre Workers”? The professional beginnings of dancers at the Windmill Theatre

10.45 Stephanie Schroedter : Genealogies of kinesthetic listening  exemplified by popular dance/music cultures of the 19th century

11.15 Rowan McLelland: “Swivels like Jewel”; negotiating the past in the present in the 21st century swing dance revival’

11.45 -12.00 Short break

12.00 -1.30 Panel 2 (Adam Room, Grove House)

12.00 Tone Erlien: Curating dance exhibitions and meeting places at museums. How dance can benefit from museums and how museums benefit dance

12.30 Valeria Lo Iacono: Can online videos be powerful tools to curate dance as a form of cultural heritage? The case of Egyptian raqs sharqi.

1.00 Karen Rose Cann: Embodied practice as collection, curation and reflection for the study of linked chain and round dances

1.30-2.30 LUNCH  – at The Hive cafe, with coffee, tea & juice

2.30-4.00 Panel 3 (Adam Room, Grove House)

2.30 Melissa Blanco Borelli: ‘You Can’t Out-do Black People’: Collecting Pleasure on the Soul Train Line

3.00 Alexandra Harlig: DO Read the Comments, and Watch the Videos: The Discursive Negotiation of Genre, Ethics, and Sociality for Popular Dance Audiences on YouTube

3.30 Jonathan Skinner: ‘Embodied curation in dance ethnography’

4.00-4.15 Short break

4.15 – 5.00 Respondent: Prof Andrée Grau (Terrace Room, Grove House), followed by discussion.

5.00 END

Costs (includes lunch and refreshments)

Full price                            £35

SDR members                  £30

Students/unwaged         £20

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