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.
|Place of Publication||Hampshire, UK|
|Number of pages||280|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2020|