Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Workshop and Panel sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field's entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking for a vibrant future for dance. All proposal submissions are accepted electronically via online submission.
US-based academic and artistic conference and festival dedicated to share practice, research, and international perspectives in the field of Dance of the African and African American Diaspora. Events include keynote speeches, panels/workshops, performances, auditions, and digital presentations from the USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Africa.
The conference and festival programming committee invites proposals for dance papers, digital presentations/film, lectures, lecture demonstrations, movement workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, and proposals that address the theme of Honoring Legacies: Past, Present, and Future. By offering opportunities to reflect on the heritage, legacies, histories, geographies, places and spaces of dance of the African and African American Diaspora, the conference and festivals aims both to celebrate the achievements of elders and foster the talent of a new generation of dance practitioners and of new dance scholars.
We invite proposals that engage the following sub-themes:
- Women and the Dance Profession
- Youth dance work
- Intergenerational dialogues
- International dialogues – Africa, Caribbean, European countries, within the USA and Canada
- Digital Arts
- Health and Wellbeing
- Teaching and Learning
- Patterns, traces, and choreography relating to histories of classical/traditional and social forms of dance
- Histories of interactions between African, Caribbean, and Western contemporary dance
Although priority will be given to proposals that related to the conference theme, we welcome proposals that address the full spectrum of dance studies and practice. We highly encourage fully formed panel submissions.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 15, 2017. Submission will be accepted by online submission only. PLEASE CLICK HERE to access the online application form.