Day of Dance: Transnational Conversations​​​​

Friday, 10 June 2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Free

DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford) is delighted to collaborate with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and in association with the TORCH Network, Britain and the Soviet Union: Early Cultural Encounters, on this TORCH Humanities and Cultural Programme event. The all-day symposium will include live dance, scholarship, and discussion of what constitutes dance "avant-garde(s)" across nations in the 20th-21st centuries.

Keynote speakers and artists include:

ALEXANDER WHITLEY and dancers
LYNN GARAFOLA (COLUMBIA U)
JUDITH MACKRELL
JANE PRITCHARD (V&A)
LIAM FRANCIS

Programme:

Morning, JdP
10-12 Welcome and Liam Francis choreography session – making new work
12-12.45 Sharing of Liam’s work

Lunch 12.45-1.15

Afternoon, JdP
1.15-2.00 Keynote: Jane Pritchard, Nijinska’s Les Noces
2.05-2.50 Deirdre Chapman and Dancers demo/workshop of Les Noces choreography

2.50-3.00 Break

3.00-3.30 Marcus Bell on Rites of Spring
3.30-4.00 Meindert Peters on Kafka and Arthur Pita
4.00-4.30 Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, Avant-garde dance in Senegal

4.30-5.00 Tea Break

5.00-6.00 Book launch Lynn Garafola, La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern, with Judith Mackrell

6.00-6.10 Break

Evening, JdP
6.10-7.15 Keynote: Alex Whitley, Future Rites? With Dancers, followed by discussion

7.15 Reception

7.45 Dinner

ROOFTOP SUITE (Drop in any time 1.00-6.00pm)
Showing of Future Rites prototype by Alexander Whitley Dance Company

Book launch for Lynn Garafola, 5pm
La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern (OUP, June 2022)
With Judith Mackrell (writer and dance critic)

Free and open to all but donations to DANSOX are welcome.
Tea and coffee/lunch available (pay what you can).
Booking for symposium dinner to follow.
To register now for a place email Professor Sue Jones AND Marcus Bell.

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