DANCE AND ACADEMIA – this event has been cancelled

March 3, 2018
10.30am - 4.30pm

£20, £1 off with Festival Pass

Academics in all disciplines, dance and movement practioners

Moving the Boundaries

A day to come together and investigate this provocative question. This event will include presentations and interventions from a range of movement practitioners and academics, to share ideas, stories and questions together. There will be opportunities to listen, explore and debate in an inclusive and egalitarian environment.

Speakers include:

Lynn Froggett (University of Central Lancashire)

Visual Matrix Workshop – The Visual Matrix is a group-based method for drawing out and interpreting largely unarticulated dimensions of audience experience such as aesthetic and affective impacts. 

Hannah McClure Chalut (University of Surrey) 

The Role of Perception in Co-witnessing Generative Acts of Performance – Are there performances for which a traditional audience may transform themselves to serve a different purpose, such as performances in or with the land or ritual performances of ceremonial and sacramental natures?

 Cathy Seago and Lizzie Sykes (University of Winchester)

A Somatic Lens – We are exploring the nature, impact and materiality of the ‘screen’ and the ‘lens’, questioning the spectator’s role and impact on the work at different stages – be they live, mobile, choice-making, unsuspecting, distanced, imagined, and/or literate in particular codes.  

 Debbie Fionn Barr (Coventry University) and Vidya Thirunarayan (dance artist and ceramicist) 

Individualising cultural knowledge in clay body sites – What impact does cultural specificity have in establishing connection and maintaining communication between performer and viewer during performance? The question is examined through the mediums of Bharata Natyam and clay.

Lise Smith (dance artist, producer and writer)

The Critic as Audience Member: reflecting on the role of the reviewer – How does a critic’s place in the audience reflect and impact in their experience of a performance? How do they speak for, to and on behalf of the watching audience? 

For academics in all disciplines, dance artists and movement practitioners, and anyone else who wants to exchange thinking about dance.


Pembroke College, St Aldates, Oxford

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