Choreography and Corporeality Working Group Call for Papers

28 November, 2023 by Rosemary Candelario | 0 comments

Choreography and Corporeality Working Group Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the Choreography and Corporeality Working Group's meetings at the IFTR 2024 conference in Manila, Philippines, July 15-19.

The Choreography and Corporeality Working Group invites proposals for our 2024 sessions in Manila. These may address the conference theme of “Our States of Emergency,” and/or address any aspect of choreography and corporeality, broadly understood as designing movement of bodies, and the experiential state of having a body or bodies in movement, whether human, non-human, or more-than-human. Papers may also address the theme of “Choreographies and Corporealities of the Global South,” which will be the focus of a book proposal coming from the working group in the coming year.


Abstract Submission:

Please submit a 200 to 250-word (max) abstract along with a short bio of 200 words (max) to the Cambridge Core website by 2 February 2024 to If you want to submit your contribution to the Choreography and Corporeality Working Group, you need to indicate this when you submit your abstract.


In order to submit an abstract, you need to first be a member of IFTR. You can become a member or renew your membership on the Cambridge Core website 


Participation in the Working Group:

The Working Group circulates and reads contributions in advance of the conference, so that we may spend our time together at the conference in discussion. In addition, wherever we meet, we seek to engage with local communities through studio visits, practice-led sessions, movement explorations, or attending performances together.


We welcome people who are presenting on panels and not submitting directly to the Working Group to attend our sessions. Please contact the co-conveners in advance to arrange access to the papers and information on additional programming with local dance practitioners. To join the working group sessions as a non-presenting member, please email:



Completed papers of (maximum) 3000 words should be submitted to the working group convenors by 7 June 2023 for scheduling and circulation to the rest of the group to read in advance of our meeting.


Updates and information about our meeting will be emailed to the group, posted to the Choreography and Corporeality webpage on the IFTR website: and posted to our Facebook group at


If you are new to the group, please send an email to the convenors (contact details below) introducing yourself, and we will add you to our mailing list. We are always delighted to welcome new members.


We very much looking forward to meeting old and new friends in Manila!  


Dr. Rosemary Candelario 

Dr. Hanna Järvinen

Stay up to date with the IFTR Weekly Digest