Call for Submissions: Choreographic Practices


Intellect Journal

Please see calls for our two forthcoming issues:

Winter 2018 General issue, deadline January 30th, 2018

Spring 2019 Special issue, deadline July 1st, 2018


General Issue

Winter 2018

We accept papers at any time – however, if you wish to be considered for the Winter 2018 issue please submit by Jan 30th 2018.


Choreographic Practices provides a space for disseminating choreographic practices, critical inquiry and debate. Serving the needs of students, teachers, academics and practitioners in dance (and the related fields of theatre, live art, video/media, and performance), the journal operates from the principle that dance embodies ideas and can be productively enlivened when considered as a mode of critical and creative discourse. Placing an emphasis on processes and practices over products, this journal seeks to engender dynamic relationships between theory and practice, choreographer and scholar, such that these distinctions may be shifted and traversed.

Contributions are invited that articulate and explore choreographic practices from a diverse range of perspectives. We are especially interested in receiving critical/creative practice-led research that is interdisciplinary and experimental in nature.

Choreographic Practices incorporates critical essays, creative documentation, blogs in print, visual essays, dialogues, interviews and debate. We encourage submissions in both conventional and alternative modes of writing, including performative and visual essays.


Spring 2019 Special Issue


Dancing Urbanisms:

Flows, Architecture and the Everyday

Guest edited by Victoria Hunter, Melanie Kloetzel and Karen Barbour


Submissions  Deadline: July 1st 2018

This issue is dedicated to explorations of site dance practice created and performed in urban environments.  We invite submissions that consider how site dance and the choreographic, broadly conceived engage with urban environments, practices and systems. In particular, submissions taking intellectual and aesthetic risks that push authors and readers to consider how site-dance situated within urban spaces might respond to, contest, amplify or expose systems of urban design, navigation, embodiment, regulatory control, and socio-economic norms are encouraged.


We welcome submissions that connect site dance and choreography to urban contexts and encourage contributions that comment on or critique locally based practices in relation to broader, geo-political contexts or speak from a global perspective through which localized acts are implicated. Contributions that position personalized and intimate accounts of everyday movements, urban flows and relationality articulated through the lens of site dance practice are also encouraged.


In keeping with the aesthetic and intellectual ethos of Choreographic Practices, we invite diverse perspectives taking the form of critical essays, creative documentation, visual essays, dialogues, interviews and debate. We encourage submissions in both conventional and alternative modes of writing, including performative and visual essays.


We are seeking a broad range of perspectives addressing dance practices in relation to dancing urbanisms.  Possible areas of focus in this respect include:


Dance and acts of dwelling

Dancing flows and urban rhythms

Urban resistance, site-dance and defiance

Embodied mapping / Embodying the City

Architectures and in-between spaces

Everyday acts, amplification, coercion and subversion

Urban scores, patterning and sited dance responses

Dancing the urban and peri-urban, outskirts and peripheries, insides and outsides.


If you have any questions about the theme or focus of your submission please, in the first instance, contact Vicky Hunter ;, Melanie Kloetzel;, or Karen Barbour;  (guest editors for this special issue):


How to Submitt

Go to Intellect Ltd and click ‘Submit an Article’  or send direct to

Instructions for Authors

  1. Full article should be approx 6,000 words or equivalent in other formats. Include article title, abstract (200 words) and 6 keywords.
  2. Shorter submissions and submissions employing non-traditional modes of writing are also welcome. Include article title, abstract (200 words) and 6 keywords.
  3. In another document, please include author’s name, affiliation and biography (200 words), and contact details, including postal and email addresses.
  4. Format: Word format File
  5. Labeling: Clearly name your file with the title of your submission
  6. Spacing and fonts: Please double-space your article and use Arial (or similar) font, size 12.
  7. Referencing: Choreographic Practices follows the Harvard Style Guide with a full reference list at the end of the article. See Intellect’s Style Guide for full presentation details.
  8. Images: Choreographic Practices will be able to carry photographic images. If you have access to high quality images appropriate for your article it would be very helpful if you could send 2 or 3 such images in a separate file but with your article. Images should be sent as JPeg or tiff files at 300 dpi. If you are able to send us images please ensure that each contains relevant information including date, title and name of photographer and that the file name is clear.
  9. You are responsible for obtaining all appropriate permissions.
  10. Writing style: We encourage a diverse range of writing styles and layouts in line with the form, purpose and content of each submission. You might also consider our readership of dance artists, scholars, students, teachers, academics and practitioners in dance and related fields when writing. It will also be assumed that the author has obtained all necessary permissions to include in the paper items such as quotations, musical examples, images, tables, etc.


Peer Review

Choreographic Practices is an international peer-reviewed journal, thereby all articles published in the journal undergo rigorous peer-review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. All reviewers are internationally recognized in their fields. Peer-review reports will normally be returned to us within two months and the editors will provide feedback to you shortly after. Submission of an article to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the publishers.

We very much look forward to receiving your submissions and continuing the conversation.


Contact the Editors: