Day of Dance: Transnational Conversations
DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford) is delighted to collaborate with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and in association with the TORCH Network, Britain and the Soviet Union: Early Cultural Encounters, on this TORCH Humanities and Cultural Programme event. The all-day symposium will include live dance, scholarship, and discussion of what constitutes dance "avant-garde(s)" across nations in the 20th-21st centuries.
Keynote speakers and artists include:
and other special guests TBA.
Live dance, new work from Liam Francis and dancers
Throughout the day
Alex Whitley and dancers: demonstration VR, motion capture (interactive) - further information to follow.
Jane Pritchard (V&A) - Keynote
Les Noces in London 1926 - Gabriela Minden (Oxford)
Rites and Pina Bausch - Marcus Bell (Oxford)
Kafka, Arthur Pita - Meindert Peters (Oxford)
Contemporary dance in Senegal - Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (UCL)
Alexander Whitley - Keynote
Book launch for Lynn Garafola, 5pm
La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern (OUP, June 2022)
With Judith Mackrell (writer and dance critic)
Alex Whitley and dancers lead wrap-up discussion, 6pm-7pm
Free and open to all but donations to DANSOX are welcome.
Tea and coffee/lunch available (pay what you can). Booking for symposium dinner to follow.