PoP Moves Americas and York University’s Department of Dance present:

Higher Ground: Mediating Popular Dance Histories

York University, Toronto, Canada
April 9t​h​, 2020

KEYNOTE:

SCHEDULE:


CALL FOR PAPERS:
(now closed)
York University’s Department of Dance and PoP Moves Americas co-present a conference day organized around the subject of popular dance histories and their mediations.
The conference committee welcomes submissions of paper abstracts from all disciplines. We encourage a focus on this year’s theme of Popular Dance and movement histories.

BACKGROUND:

PoP [Performances of the Popular] Moves is an international working group for popular performance research.​ ​A North American node of PoP Moves was created in 2015 and included two founding members of the UK node, Sherril Dodds and Mary Fogarty. In 2019, this chapter became PoP Moves Americas to broaden the geographic and conceptual scope. ​www.popmoves.com
York University’s Department of Dance offers graduate programs at the MA/MFA/Ph.D. levels in Dance. The longest-running Canadian dance program.

TOPIC AREAS:

We welcome the following topics but are not limited to:
– Popular dance histories
– Dance in popular music industries
– Commercial dance
– Hip Hop Dance Historiography and Archival Research
– Indigenous dances and regional popularity
– Latinx identities in popular dance
– YouTube and popular dance
– Dance competitions and children
– Popular dance notation systems

HOW TO APPLY:

For papers presentations (20 minutes allotted), Please send the following two documents (as .doc or .docx,​ no pdfs)​ to ​popmovesamericas@gmail.com​:
1. Include Title, 250-word abstract (max)
2. Names of authors, e-mails, Institutional affiliation and any tech requirements for
presentation
*PoP Moves Americas requires no membership dues or registration fees.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 15, 2019

Conference Programming Committee:
Elena Benthaus, University of Melbourne
Elizabeth June Bergman, Temple University
Sherril Dodds, Temple University
Sally Sommer, Florida State University
Jazelynn Goudy, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Deanne Kearney, York University
Julie Malnig, New York University
David Olarte, Arizona State University
Clare Parfitt, University of Chichester
Danielle Robinson, York University
Karen Schupp, Arizona State University
Mary Fogarty Woehrel, York University