SDHS 2009 Conference Presentations

Laurie Atkins Cultivating Listening, Presence, and Creativity in the Undergraduate Dance Student: An Exploration of Anna Halprin’s Life/Art Process in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina
Helen Bailey e-Dance: using digital cartography to map embodied cognition in the choreographic process
Mike Baker In the Company of Strangers: Negotiating the parameters of meetings, exchanges and conversations in Urban spaces
Egil Bakka Mapping Body Politic of the Norwegian “Springdands”
Sruti Bandopadhay Manipuri Dance in Local, National and Transnational Settings
Cheryl Belkin Epstein The City as Muse: How St. Petersburg Inspired Petipa
Sima Belmar Just Non-do it!: The Alexander Technique and the Intercorporeal Conference Paper
Harmony Bench Navigation: Multi-Media Choreographies for Distributed Subjectivities
Shelley Berg Twisted Sisters: Eleo Pomare’s Las Desenamorades
Jessica Berson Remapping the Erotic Body: Redressing and Undressing Histories of Striptease and Burlesque
Melissa Blanco Borelli Defiant Hips: Tracing Mulata Corporeality from the Spanish Inquisition to the Cuban Revolution
Katy Boche How the West Was Waltzed: The Legacy of the Waltz in American Country-Western Culture in the Early Nineteen Eighties
Allison Bory Mapping Movement, Crafting the Autobiographical Gesture
Claudia Brazzale Theoretical Moves: (Un)Disciplining Subjects—Re-Appropriating Dance as Theory
Meg Brooker “The Noyes Group: Under the Radar, but Still On the Map?”
Claire Buisson Choreographing corporeality : sites in motion »
Jennifer Buscher The Seduction of the Silhouette: An Analysis of the Dancing Body in the iPod Silhouette Advertisements
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 2012 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...


Conference 2014: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing
A Joint Conference of The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
13–16 November 2014
Hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Conference 2015 will be held in Athens, Greece. Dates and other details will be available later this Spring.


The SDHS Board of Directors election takes place during the final two weeks of February. All SDHS members may vote. Please log in and then click here to view candidates’ biographies. Ballots will be available beginning on Feb. 15.

SDHS announces the November 2013 awards, including de la Torre Bueno Prize® Special Citations.

Proceedings of the 2013 joint NOFOD/SDHS conference are now available.

Proceedings of the Special Topics Conference 2013: “Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning” are now available.

Call for proposals for contributions to Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies: Network of Pointes (Guest Editors: Drs. Kathrina Farrugia and Jill Nunes Jensen). Note that the deadline has been extended to May 15, 2014.

Updated 3 April: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 3 April: Job postings and opportunities for students

Updated 24 February: News and announcements from SDHS members: “The American Society for Theatre Research is now seeking nominations for the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize....”

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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