October 2015 Conference

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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