Dance Fields: Staking a Claim for Dance Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Ann R. David (Editor), Michael Huxley (Editor), Sarah Whatley (Editor)

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Dance Fields: Staking a Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century is a new book reflecting the exciting moment in 2017 when the dance research community gathered in London for the first major international conference on dance studies in the UK for twenty years. Emerging out of that conference, this volume marks the significant ‘moment in time’ in the history and development of Dance Studies as an academic discipline. Collectively, the chapters provide a valuable insight into the concerns of dance scholars, artists, and educators and reflect the blurring of boundaries between scholarly, writerly and material-based artistic practices that are an enduring characteristic of the discipline. Themes covered in the twelve chapters include the documentation of overlooked or emerging histories of dance, new critical insights, initiatives and embodied perspectives in dance (including inventive dissemination platforms), and fresh interdisciplinary exchanges. The 2017 conference was co-convened by three leading centres for Dance Studies in the UK at the Universities of Coventry, De Montfort and Roehampton, and the collection edited by three academics from those respective universities.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHampshire, UK
PublisherDance Books
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)978-1-85273-181-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2020

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