DANCING IN COMMON
August 8 – August 11, 2019
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, United States)
The Dance Studies Association is hosting its 2019 annual conference at Northwestern University August 8-11, located on the shore of Lake Michigan with a view of the Chicago skyline. We invite you to join us for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, lecture-demonstrations, movement workshops, dance works, and screendances that address the conference theme, “Dancing in Common.”
What might it mean to speak about “the common” or “the commons” in relation to dancing bodies ? How do long-standing ideas about the common good and common property inflect past and present practices ? What opportunities might dance and its concomitant registers of embodied exchange and identity offer in solidarity to emancipator modes of sociality? Thinking about our different experiences and understandings of the commons, we gather in Chicago to reflect, move and create.
“Dancing in Common” meets on the campus of Northwestern University on the shore of Lake Michigan. The Hotel Orrington and other conference hotels are just a few blocks away in Evanston, near public transportation to downtown Chicago and airports. Film screenings, club outings, and performances at Links Hall complement the wide range of panels, workshops, and plenaries planned for DSA 2019.
Submit your proposals by January 15, 2019 by clicking here. The online conference site is currently accepting proposals.
DSA/MELON PRE-CONFERENCE SEMIINAR: Applications from advanced graduate students (ABD) and recent Ph.D.s (from 2016 or later) are invited for an intensive pre-conference seminar on interdisciplinary research in dance studies. Funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Dance Studies Association, the seminar will be held August 7-8, 2019 at Northwestern University, directly before the DSA annual conference.
Click here for guidelines.