Adaptation and Dance Conference at De Montfort University March 2nd

Adaptation and Dance – Wednesday 2 March 2016
10am – 6.00pm
Trinity House, De Montfort University, Leicester
Dance productions frequently draw on artistic precedents. Ballet companies rely on classics based on fairy and folk tales but audiences also enjoy an expanding repertoire of works based on a broader range of sources: art, the Bible, film, children’s literature, operas, plays, poetry. These examples signal how across several decades choreographers working globally with a range of companies have produced one-act and full-length pieces for stage and screen. In recent years there has been growing interest in the analysis of a range of topics connected with adaptation and dance. By bringing together scholars and practitioners, this one-day conference seeks to move away from the dominant focus on film and television in Adaptation Studies and consider the neglected area of dance.
Thirty delegates will contribute to panels covering a variety of topics, including: Authorship and Documentation, Experimental Practitioners, Fairy and Folktales, Shakespeare and Dance, Theorizing Adaptation and Dance.
Auditors welcome –
registration is available on the DMU Online Store:
Dr Elinor Parsons ( and Dr Hila Shachar (