Call for papers for the conference on dance research
The Institute for Choreology of the Faculty of Music and Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague announces a call for papers for an international conference Dance Research and its Institutional Background in the Contemporary Cultural and Social Context. The conference will be held in hybrid format on 7th October 2022 at the Gallery of the Faculty of Music and Dance, HAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Deadline for submissions and abstracts: 30. 6. 2022 through this FORM.
The conference focuses on the issues of economic aspects of the existence and practice of dance and its research in historical and contemporary perspectives, on the issues of the institutional background of dance science and the formative role of specific researchers. The conference is dedicated to Prof. Bozena Brodska, dance historian and founding figure of Czech dance theory and choreology, on the occasion of the centenary of her birth. The Institute for Choreology organizes the conference within the research project Economic Aspects of Dance (researcher Mgr. MgA. Lucie Hayashi, Ph.D.).
In recent years, in the context of the changes in the artistic scene, digitalization and efforts to document, preserve and develop cultural heritage, the need for dance research based on an institutional background guaranteeing its professional conditions and quality, and thus its anchoring in the professional sphere, has increasingly come to the fore. Understanding the economic processes associated with dance and its research appears to be one of the determining factors influencing the integration of these two spheres into the organisational and economic structures of cultural policy in contemporary states. Sharing professional perspectives on this issue in an international context can reveal, in addition to local specificities, the general features of the shaping of the relationship between dance, its scientific reflection and economic and cultural policy structures, and thus provide guidance for strategies to shape the relationship between these spheres in practice.
Suggested thematic areas:
1. Economic aspects of the existence and practice of dance, its social and theoretical reflection and research
2. The popularization of dance science, the position and function of dance history and theory in society
3. Trends in dance science and research (researched and neglected topics, preferred and oppressed methodologies)
4. Personalities and their role in the formation of dance science
Papers focusing on other aspects of the conference theme are also welcome.
Individual papers have a time limit of 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion. In the case of personal participation, foreign speakers will be paid travel support in the form of per diems. There will be a projection screen for sharing presentations including audio-video recordings and a flipchart. Please consult the conference organizer for any special technical requirements.
Please submit your registration form with contact details and an abstract of no more than 400 words by 30 June 2022. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mgr. MgA. Lucie HAYASHI, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Dance, HAMU, email@example.com
prof. Mgr. Dorota GREMLICOVÁ, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Dance Science, AMU, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Faculty of Music and Dance, Institute for Choreology, Malostranské nám. 12, Prague 1, 118 00, Czech Republic.
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