Call for papers: Early Dance Circle biennial conference

Call for papers: BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2020

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd May

St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth RG9 6NN (near High Wycombe)

Retrieving & Reconstructing the Past through Dance

Speakers might like to consider exploring the following topics, among any others of your choice:

 

  • What do these dances tell us about the society in which they were performed?
  • What do conflict/war-like dances tell us? Do they betray a bellicose society, or  did they serve some other purpose?
  • What do pastoral dances reveal? A search for an idyllic dream? Or a more relaxed society?
  • What can we learn from ballet narratives about society?
  • Do dance reconstructions indeed tell us anything about the past, or are they too     biased by our present world view, or by our own dance practices?
  • What does a move from the highly stylised French court dance to contredances reveal about French society?
  • What does the introduction of English Country Dances at the Jacobean court tell us     about English society?
  • What does the sharing and migration of dance styles between countries tell us?
  • Does the re-enactment of historical dance influence our understanding of the past?

WORKSHOPS & SHORT PERFORMANCES

are very welcome, and they should include a short introductory talk or commentary.

ABSTRACTS should be limited to a single sheet of A4 paper,

and should include a short biography

PAPERS should be 25 mins; WORKSHOPS 55 mins; PERFORMANCES are negotiable.

The Conference Proceedings will be published. The text may be expanded for publication. Abstracts should be emailed to Barbara Segal at barbara.segal@thorn.demon.co.uk by1st November 2019.

Please contact Barbara for any further information.

You will be informed within the month whether your contribution has been accepted.

Details of the programme and a booking form will be issued in November 2019.

For more information about the Early Dance Circle, please visit

www.earlydancecircle.co.uk

 

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