full name / name of organization:
Dance Under Construction .
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Dance Under Construction IX
An annual, roving, interdisciplinary forum for
to share research and action in dance, body, and
May 19-20, 2007
University of California, Davis
Department of Theatre & Dance
Possible topics, papers, presentations, & performances
- sites of knowledge (bodies, places, communities…)
- experimentation - new modes of research
- dance and memory - hybridization
- choreography in crisis - translations, adaptations,
- the artist as citizen - your research interests
Call for participation:
Proposals are invited from current and recent graduate
students for panels, presentations, workshops and
performances. We seek both finished work and
research-in-process. Innovative alternatives including
site-specific and time-based events are welcome.
Presentations – 20 min max.
Workshops – 80 min max.
Saturday night performances – 15 min max.
If what you want to offer doesn’t fit these frames,
your proposal is still welcome. Collaboratively,
creatively we will attempt to include your work.
Proposals should include the following:
1. Title of panel, roundtable, paper or presentation.
2. Names of all presenters, including chair &/or
organizer and discussant (for panels and roundtables).
3. Affiliation(s), mailing address, phone numbers and
email addresses of all participants.
4. Explanation of the session – 250 words max (for
panels, workshops, and roundtables); abstract of each
presentation or paper - 250 words max.
5. Two or three sentence bio for all participants.
6. Technical requirements.
Proposals should be emailed to the conference
Mary Elizabeth Anderson and Keith Hennessy
The deadline for submission of all proposals is
Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
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the fine print:
Late to organize and small in scale, we envision this
year’s conference as a low-key event. No keynote
speaker. Low-tech performances. Generous collaborative
No fee to participate. Everyone pays for (fundraises)
their own transportation and hotel. We will try to
reserve discounted rooms at one or two specific
hotels. More info to come.
Also, Davis folks will be encouraged to host guests
for those who prefer a homestay.
Dance Under Construction
Dance Under Construction is an interdisciplinary forum
for presenting graduate student work on dance, the
body and performance. It originated as an initiative
of the graduate students of UCLA’s Department of World
Arts and Cultures and has been hosted by various UC
campuses. Dance Under Construction has grown to an
annual student-run event for dance and performance
scholars, as well as those in related disciplines.
Designed for the development of intellectual inquiry
in a supportive and rigorous environment, the
conference offers students a chance to explore through
experimental modes of research and performance. This
interdisciplinary event provides a rare and important
discursive space for the stimulation and presentation
of cutting-edge research in topics related to the body
as a site of cultural identification. Previous
conferences have addressed artistic and intellectual
exploration of themes such as Black Aesthetics,
Technology and Dance, Globalization, Transnational
Bodies, Gender and Sexuality, Dance and Popular
culture and Postcolonialism and Performance.
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