PoP turns 10: Celebrating the Popular, Practising the Urban – Registration now open

As part of their ten-year anniversary celebrations, The PoP [Performances of the Popular] Moves committee, in partnership with the CPAD research group at the University of East London, invites you to our annual conference.

PoP turns 10: Celebrating the Popular, Practising the Urban 

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 10am-6pm

University of East London, Stratford, London, U.K


The conference engages with intersections between popular practices and the Urban: the city as a space where culture is created, represented and disputed.

Keynote: Professor Gabriele Klein, University of Hamburg

‘Urban Choreographies. The Power of the Aesthetic’


Questions considered include: 

  • What are the risks and opportunities that Urban environments provide for the emergence, spread and survival of popular practices?
  • How do notions of hybridity and cultural exchange operate between the Urban and the popular?
  • How does cultural memory intersect with popular practice in city environments?
  • What are the representations of city and bodies on screen?

Alongside papers, performative papers and roundtables, the programme also includes:

  • Society of Dance Research Annual AGM meeting
  • Performance by UEL Dance Collective
  • Book launch for Prof. Debra Shaw’s ‘Posthuman Urbanism: Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City Space’
  • Full schedule to be announced in October

Registration Information

Registration is essential for the conference. Please register via Eventbrite here


Society of Dance Research members: Free*                  

Students/Unwaged: £20          Full ticket price: £40

*Please note that if choosing the Society of Dance Research (SDR) ticket option that all ticket holders will need to be signed up members to the society by the end of October 2017. For details on membership to SDR, please visit this link.