Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX) provides a major forum for dance scholarship, promoting dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice. Our programmes of events give access to these enquiries and disseminates ideas through workshops, functions, and the website presence. DANSOX inaugurates an international exchange of interdisciplinary dance-related research with a major programme investigating a wide range of enquiries into all forms of dance. These events explore the ways in which the role of choreographic practice reveals its essential contribution to innovations across academic fields, theatre and performance.

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The Patrons of DANSOX are Dame Monica Mason and Sheila Forbes, CBE.

Dame Monica joined the Royal Ballet Company at the age of sixteen, became principal dancer, and later Director of the company until 2012. She oversaw the groundbreaking ‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ at the Royal Opera House, a collaboration with the National Gallery that produced new work by choreographers, poets, designers, artists, and composers. Dame Monica continues to work closely as expert consultant with the Royal Ballet.

Sheila Forbes is a British educator, consultant and manager. She was Principal of St Hilda’s College 2007-2014.


DANSOX operates in association with St Hilda’s College, Oxford, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), and the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD).

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Peter Darrell Rocks! (DANSOX)

24 July 2024 / 5:30pm-7:45pm

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