Reminder: Resilience: Articulating Dance ‘Knowledges’ in the C21st. 9th April, 2015 hosted by De Montfort University.

Attendance is £20 for the event for NON-MEMBERS.
Where possible costs are running at a minimum, we ask for an attendance fee to cover the costs of catering on the day.

If you or your institution have not yet joined DANCEHE please visit the link below for all the information that you will need and contact us about membership.  If you have any questions about the process please email, Darren Carr,  (Finance Officer).


This one-day event for DanceHE members, researchers, artists and collaborative partners, provides an opportunity to identify ways we can continue to thrive in the UK higher education sector.  The day will include presentations from Jonathan Burrows and Samuel Ladkin exploring ways we might rethink the notions of ‘value’ and ‘impact’ in terms of the significant experiences found in dance that contribute to composing a life.

Your submission deadline – Dec 19th, 2014

Please include:
Title of Proposal:
Outline proposal (250 word max)
Type of presentation:
Technical or space requirements:
Email Contact:

Notification of acceptance will be given by 1st February, 2015.

Please submit to the Secretary of DanceHE Laura Griffiths at

Brief review of the Call

Expressions of interest are invited from individuals and/or groups who w to contribute to the day.  Contributions may be in the form of shared panels (30mins), solo or shared provocations (10mins), paper presentations (20mins), contribution to a ‘light lunch-Pecha Kucha’ (6mins) or a workshop (1hour).

Possible Themes
The ideas shown are indicative, please feel free to submit a proposal that extends the range and shares your work.

.       What are the values of dance to celebrate and to defend?
.       What is distinctive in our work as educators, artists and scholars?
.       Are there evident narratives of change in the context of a global community of practice?
.       How can we give dance a voice in terms of leadership and excellence?
.       How is the contribution of dance to the economy, cultural capital recognized, debated and acknowledged?
.       Where does professional/industry practice feature in programme design and delivery?
.       How far is dance enabling and supporting the visibility of dance artists working with impairments and disability.

Knowledge from the inside
.       What role can dance science play in knowledge generation?
.       What makes dance relevant as HE?
.       How is dance in conversation with culture?
.       What is, ‘a research informed curriculum?’
.       Where does dance research lead agendas for change?
.       Where does dance research take place and where do we see it made evident?
.       What identifies a Dance graduate in the UK?
.       What are the benefits and challenges of working in partnerships with professional industry?

Revealing Practice
.       How can we embrace the relationships between theory and practice?
.       How can we improve the dissemination of the value of bodily thinking?
.       Where can we see the findings from dance research integrated into culture?
.       How can history be explored in the dance studio?
.       Is it time to ask why choreography became so important?