Dance and Academia: Moving the Boundaries


‘Dance in Body, Dance in Mind’


– Dancin’ Oxford 2011 –

A series of events bringing together dance practitioners and academics to explore a range of themes through discussion and practice.

All welcome.

MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY, 6-8pm, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles

Sue Ash ‘Fit’ women: aesthetic movement or eugenic exercise in the private gardens and public parks of early twentieth century Britain?

Catherine Charlwood ‘Agony nearest Delight’: When and where dance allows us to hurt beautifully

MONDAY 28th FEBRUARY, 6-8pm, Top Room at Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont St

Christopher Engdahl Choreographic Authorship and Digital Media

(Talk and interactive session)

MONDAY 7th MARCH, 6.30-8.30pm, Top Room at Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont St

Sarah Whatley Watching Live and Virtual dance: negotiating the relationship between embodiment and technology

Vicky Fisher Dance Imagery: the Influence of the Mind on the Body (interactive session)

SATURDAY 19th MARCH, 11.30-5.30pm, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Merton St

Karen Wood, Dee Reynolds and Rosie Kay (Watching Dance Project) Performer-Spectator Relations in Dance

Sue Smith Dancing in the Dark: A Hierarchy of the senses in dance performance?

Ruth Pethybridge Relating to Age: Performances of singularity in cross-generational performances

Gill Williams Dance and Disability: Moving the Boundaries

Debbie Lee-Anthony Sharing the dance through the lived body and On Middle Ground (performance)

Admission: Monday evenings suggested donation of £2

Saturday 19th March: £10 or £7 concessions (includes light lunch), available from Tickets Oxford or 01865 305 305.

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