EVENT: PoP MOVES: Popular Dance: Curating, Collecting, Reflecting

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

PoP MOVES: Popular Dance: Curating, Collecting, Reflecting
Saturday 24th October 2015
University of Roehampton, Dance Department, Froebel College


Schedule (provisional):
9.15-10.00 Registration  & refreshments, Adam Room, Grove House
10.00-10.15 Introduction, Ann R David, Terrace Room, Grove House
Provocation, Prof Theresa Buckland

10.15-11.45 Panel 1 (Terrace Room, Grove House)
10.15 ŒLarraine 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 (Terrace 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 (Terrace Room, Grove House)
2.30 Melissa Blanco Borelli: ŒYou 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: ŒEmbodied curation in dance ethnography¹

4.00-4.30 Break

4.30-5.15  Respondent: Prof Andrée Grau (Terrace Room, Grove House), followed by discussion.

5.30 END

Costs (includes lunch and refreshments):

  • Full price: £35
  • SDR members: £30
  • Students/unwaged: £20

To book on this exciting event, please book and pay online.

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