CFP: Hyderabad 2015

11 December, 2014

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.

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 of “Theatre and Democracy”, 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.

Abstract Submission:

Please submit a 300 word abstract along with a short bio of 50 words (max) to the Cambridge Journals Online website by 31 January 2015. If you want to join the Choreography and Corporeality Working Group, you need to specify this when you submit your abstract.

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

A reminder that applicants to the IFTR bursary programme submitting papers for a Working Group must meet the 15 December 2014 deadline. These abstracts will be considered by both the Bursary Sub-Committee and, where necessary, the relevant Working Group Convenors. All bursary applicants must also submit their abstract to the conference by 31 January 2015. Further details here:


Completed papers of (maximum) 3000 words should be submitted to the working group convenors by 1st June 2015 for circulation to the rest of the group to read in advance of our meeting.

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

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 and are very much looking forward to meeting old and new friends in Hyderabad.


Dr Aoife McGrath:

Dr Philipa Rothfield:

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