Choreography and Corporeality
The Choreography and Corporeality working group provides a platform for sharing original, cutting-edge research on dance, performance, and the body, in an international context. Our next meeting: IFTR Galway (online), July 2021
Choreography, dance and body-centered performance practices provide a vital site for exploring the convergence of thought and action. Our members approach this intersection from a variety of interweaving perspectives that include socio-political, cultural, philosophical and historical considerations.
Wherever we meet, we try to schedule discussions and performances with choreographers who work and live where the IFTR Conference is held.
We ask participants to submit papers on their work in progress. Papers can address the conference theme, and/or address any aspect of choreography and corporeality. Papers are distributed to the group and are read in advance of conference meetings. They are then grouped for discussion on the basis of synergies between them.
The group is currently collaborating with the Music Theatre working group on a guest-edited issue, 'Sounding Corporeality', for Theatre Research International journal, due for publication in July 2021.
The group also recently published an essay collection edited by Dr Philipa Rothfield and Professor Thomas F. DeFrantz: Choreography and Corporeality: Relay in Motion (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2016): http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137546524
Dr Aoife McGrath: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Prarthana Purkayastha: email@example.com
Call for papers: Choreography and Corporeality Working Group IFTR 2019: Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China 8-12 July 2019 Read more
The Choreography and Corporeality working group will meet this year in Hyderabad, India. We invite interested participants, including postgraduates, to join our group and contribute work for discussion. We would especially like to invite Indian dance scholars, and other dance researchers working in the region to join us. The working group in Choreography and Corporeality provides a platform for sharing original, cutting-edge research on dance, performance, and the body, in an international context. Read more