- Moana Nepia, Artist and Assistant Professor (Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa)
- Efva Lilja, Choreographer, Performer and Writer (Sweden)
- Associate Professor André Lepecki (New York University)
If much of what we teach and come to know from within the disciplinary regime of Dance Studies is founded on a certain kind of mastery, what scope is there to challenge, criticize and undo this knowledge from within the academy?
We invite presentations that attend to the changing status of disciplinary knowledge in dance and performance in the context of an increasingly transdisciplinary and decolonized field:
- How might oceanic thinking from the Pacific challenge the global field of dance studies?
- What place is there for the ‘unfinished’ body, failure and experimentation in dance studies?
- How might indigenous knowledges inform dance education?
- What are new ways of thinking/doing through dance making and education?
- What can choreography do in non-theatre contexts of performance?
- What is emerging beyond the subject of dance in a posthumanist terrain?
We invite abstracts in the following formats:
- Paper presentations (20 minutes) / Full panel proposals (90 minutes)
- Performance lectures (20 minutes)
- On and off-site workshop sessions (90 minutes)
- Performances (max 40 minutes)
In the case of full panel submissions, include a 250-word description of the overall aim of the panel, with a brief biography for each of the participants, and the name and contact details of a primary contact.
We are especially interested in sessions that ‘undiscipline’ expectations of conference set-up and behavior, and invite the logic of dance practice to organize presentation forms. Undisciplining Dance encourages sensorial and embodied knowledges, risk, play and activation.
You can also download more information via the CRA website.