Call for Submissions - Choreographic Practices Special issue, Spring 2019 -  Dancing Urbanisms

This issue is dedicated to explorations of site dance practice created and performed in urban environments. We invite submissions that consider how site dance and the choreographic, broadly conceived engage with urban environments, practices and systems. In particular, submissions taking intellectual and aesthetic risks that push authors and readers to consider how site-dance situated within urban spaces might respond to, contest, amplify or expose systems of urban design, navigation, embodiment, regulatory control, and socio-economic norms are encouraged. Deadline: July 1st 2018.

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 Dance Chronicle Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Dance Chronicle is currently seeking manuscript submissions for the 2017 Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring George Dorris and Jack Anderson. The purpose of the awards is to encourage the highest quality scholarship in dance history research (broadly defined) among scholars at the early phase of their careers. Entrants must have attained their doctoral degree between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2017, in order to be considered for the award. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00.

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Call for Proposals for the 44th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music to be held 28 February - 4 March 2018

The Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2-4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) written papers related to one of the seminar topics, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 44th Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, to be held 28 February - 4 March 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the SAM web site by 11:59 pm PDT 1 June 2017.

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Call for Proposals for the 6th Biennial New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium in conjunction with the 30th Annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque on June 17, 2017.

The National Institute of Flamenco is excited to collaborate with the University of New Mexico and the College of Fine Arts to present the 6th Biennial New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium on Saturday, June 17, 2017. This year’s conference theme is “Identity: Diving into the Legacy and Transmission of Flamenco.” The Symposium will present academic-based and practice-based research presentations, panels, and lecture demonstrations, peer-reviewed by faculty of the University of New Mexico and experts from the non-profit National Institute of Flamenco. Conference registration includes access to one day of conference presentations, boxed lunch, and refreshments throughout the day, concluding with a keynote presentation by flamenco historian Juan Vergillos of Sevilla, Spain. The New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium welcomes theorists, practitioners, artists, patrons, and members of the public, allowing all to discuss various aspects of the art form of flamenco, including flamenco dance, music, performance, pedagogy, history, and costuming. Presentations may be made in English or Spanish per presenter preference. An English translator will be provided for Spanish-speaking presenters. For more information, download the Call for Proposals.

Call for choreographic proposals for a Taubert-Tanzabend am 22. September 2017 um 19 Uhr im Festsaal des Alten Rathauses Leipzig

In connection with the International Symposium Gottfried Tauberts „Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister“ (Leipzig 1717): Contexts – Readings – Practices at the Musikinstrumentenmuseum der Universität Leipzig, 20.–23. September 2017. We request proposals for a presentation of up to 25 mins. in duration, on the theme of dance performance in Germany between 1700 and 1720, with special relevance to Gottfried Taubert, and demonstrating a convincing connection to his descriptions of the courante and minuet. The proposal is to be emailed no later than 31 January 2017 to, and should contain the following information: a brief summary of the basic idea and plan of presentation, a list of the musical and choreographic repertoire to be employed, with precise source citations, names and biographies of dancers.

Invitation and Call for Papers for the International Symposium: Gottfried Taubert’s “Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister” (Leipzig 1717) Contexts – Readings – Practices 20 to 23 September 2017 at the Musikinstrumentenmuseum der Universität Leipzig

This conference is hosted by the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft der Universität Leipzig. The presentations and Lecture Demonstrations should not exceed 25 minutes in length. A subsequent publication is planned. Please submit an abstract of your presentation (max. 250 words), a brief personal profile (academic background, research areas, and (if applicable) publications), and the type(s) of equipment you would need (PC, projector, audio, video etc.) by email to by 31 January 2017. The decision as to which submissions are accepted will be made by 31 March 2017

Call for Papers/Appel à Communication pour une journée d’étude: Paris, 5-8 September 2017.

La danse française en Allemagne et son enseignement au début du XVIIIe siècle. Autour du Parfait Maître à danser (Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister) de Gottfried Taubert (Leipzig, 1717). Send proposals, not exceeding one page in length, followed by a brief bio-bibliography, before 31 January 2017 to: A response will be sent by 31 March 2017.

Ph.D. Program in Theatre May 11, 2017

Call for proposals for a one-day conference at the City University of New York titled Approaching Dance: Transdisciplinary Methologies and Modalities of the Moving Body in Performance.More information

World Dance Alliance Global Summit July 23-28, 2017

Call for scholary presentations, master classes, and performances for the World Dance Alliance Summit at the School of Music at Memorial University, St. John’s, NewfoundlandMore Information

Conversations Across The Field Of Dance: Call for Submissions
Teacher's Imprint: Rethinking Dance Legacy
Editor: Sanja Andus L'Hotellier  More Information

Special Issue of Dance Chronicle: Call for Proposals

Dance Chronicle invites research manuscript submissions for a special issue of Dance Chronicle on the theme of “Kinetic, Mobile, and Modern: Dance and the Visual Arts,” to be edited by Joellen A. Meglin and Lynn Matluck Brooks. We want to explore the ways in which dance and the visual arts have intersected, converged, dialogued, and propelled one another forward, whether through felicitous collaboration or the unique visuo-spatial talent of an individual. More Information

“Now Let Us Anatomize Shakespeare: Shakespeare-Inspired Ballets in European Ballet Companies”

Call for Papers for the ESRA conference, July 27-30, 2017, Gdansk, Poland. Convenor: Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, University of Paris-Est Créteil. More Information




SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2015 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...

  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
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SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

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