Dance and Music Working Group
Chair: Nona Monahin
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Even though most dancing involves music, the topic of music has, ironically, been under-explored within dance studies. Currently there are working groups on dance within societies for musicology and ethnomusicology; this working group is the SDHS counterpart.

The working group on Dance and Music serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among members who are interested in the interaction between music and dance. The group studies dance-music relationships from the perspectives of choreographers, dancers, musicians, and audience members, primarily within the context of Western theater dance.

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 2014 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...

conferences

Conference 2015, Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, a joint SDHS and CORD conference, will be held June 4–7, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

news

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

Conversations call for contributions: Dancing the African Diaspora. Guest Editors: Takiyah Nur Amin and Thomas F. DeFrantz

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SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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