To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Congress on Research in Dance and the centennial of José Limón (1908 - 1972), CORD in partnership with Barnard College and the Limón Institute will host a conference titled “Choreographies of Migration” in New York City on November 8 – 11, 2007. The interdisciplinary conference aims to gather scholars and artists to explore dance’s past, present and future through the critical prism of migration.
The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers, panels, lecture-demonstrations and workshops on all aspects of the performing arts, especially those that engage questions related to the conference theme: How has migration shaped the course of dance history? What are the methodological and theoretical implications of migration studies for dance research? How do particular dance styles embody migratory histories? How has migration transformed the pedagogy and performance of traditional dance forms? What are the particular histories of networks of teachers, artists, and critics that constitute “the dance world”? What could dance reveal about the experiences and conditions of immigration, diaspora, exile, detention, globalization, displacement, and other forms of social im/mobility?
Possible topics include historical, ethnographic and/or theoretical studies of:
global migrations of social, theatrical, sacred dance, and/or theatrical forms
dance and the exilic memory
new research on ancient migrations
immigration policy and the arts
migratory rituals and border performances
transnational or “world” music and dance forms
The conference will take the occasion of José Limón’s centennial to reflect on the ways that immigrant experiences shaped dance modernism in the US and abroad. As such, we especially invite proposals that explore the impact of immigration on the life and work of artists such as José Limón, George Balanchine, Eiko & Koma, Garth Fagan, Geoffrey Holder, Hanya Holm, Rudolf Laban, Vaslav Nijinksky, Pearl Primus, and Yuriko, among many others.
For complete submission guidelines and forms see the conference website: www.barnard.edu/dance/cord
Deadline: All proposals must be received by February 1, 2007.
Individual Papers should not exceed 20 minutes for presentation. (There will be an additional 10 minutes for questions, comments, and responses.) Submit a 500 word abstract of the paper, its argument, and a statement of method and/or a brief bibliography. Graduate students who wish to be considered for the Graduate Research Award should submit a full-length paper in addition to an abstract.
Panels consisting of three individual presenters may be proposed. Submit a 250 word description of the panel and individual paper proposals—as described above—for each presenter. Please send panel proposals together.
Lecture-Demonstrations or Workshops may run from 45 to 90 minutes. Submit a 500 word abstract describing the topic and organization of the session. Also, clearly state the requirements for space, time, audio-visual equipment, and/or appropriate attire for participants.
For all Proposals
All proposals must be accompanied by a submission form. (See website for downloadable submission form.) Do not include the name of the author(s) within the abstract’s text.
Proposals sent via e-mail are preferred. If submitting by e-mail, please download the submission form from the conference website and send your proposal as a Word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your last name in the Subject Heading of the e-mail. The text should be attached and pasted in the body of the e-mail to assure access. Faxes will not be accepted.
If submitting by regular mail, please send six copies of proposal and submission form to: Conference Program Committee, Department of Dance, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.
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New York, NY 10027-6598
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