REMINDER - CfP Galway Online Conference 2021

29 January, 2021 by Aoife McGrath | 0 comments

REMINDER - CfP Galway Online Conference 2021

CfP for Choreography and Corporeality Working Group Meeting at Galway Online IFTR Conference 2021

IFTR 2021 NUI Galway

Online Conference

12-16 July 

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2021


The Choreography and Corporeality Working Group will meet online at IFTR Galway, 12-16 July, 2021. We invite interested participants, including postgraduates, to join our group and contribute work for discussion. 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. 


Choreographydance, and body-centred 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 will endeavor to continue this practice in our new, online environment this year. 


We ask participants to submit papers on their work-in-progress. Papers can address the conference theme of “Theatre Ecologies: Environments, Sustainability, and Politics”, and/or address any aspect of choreography and corporealityPapers 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. 

Note: accepted abstracts for the 2020 conference can be resubmitted with a guarantee of acceptance. New abstracts can also be submitted to be reviewed by convenors for acceptance. Please indicate in your proposal if your abstract is being resubmitted, or if it is new.


Abstract Submission:


Please submit a 300 word abstract along with a short bio of 50 words (max) to the Cambridge Core website by 31 January 2021:


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 first be a member of IFTR. You can become a member or renew your membership on the same Cambridge Core website:


A reminder that applicants to the IFTR bursary programme who wish to submit their abstract to a working group, must also submit to the conference by 31 January 2021.  




Completed papers of (maximum) 3000 words should be submitted to the working group convenors by Monday, 7th June 2021 for 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 and posted to the Choreography and Corporeality webpage on the IFTR website:


Participation Note: We realise that due to the global pandemic, some of you may be in a caring role working from home, and that babies and children, or other people being cared for, may need to be in the frame for this conference. All caring "extras" are very welcome! Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are very welcome, and please feel free to turn your camera off for feeding, or any other caring duties, if you prefer - whatever is most comfortable for you.


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 online at the Galway conference. 


Dr Aoife McGrath:


Dr Prarthana Purkayastha:


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