[URBANTH-L] CFP: Choreographies of Migration: Dance and Immigration Conference

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sat Nov 11 22:26:53 EST 2006

Choreographies of Migration: Dance and Immigration Conference
Deadline: proposals must be received by February 1, 2007

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Congress on Research in Dance and 
the centennial of José Limón (1908 - 1972), CORD in partnership with Barnard 
College and the Limón Institute will host a conference titled 
"Choreographies of Migration" in New York City on November 8 - 11, 2007. The 
interdisciplinary conference aims to gather scholars and artists to explore 
dance's past, present and future through the critical prism of migration.

The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers, 
panels, lecture-demonstrations and workshops on all aspects of the 
performing arts, especially those that engage questions related to the 
conference theme: How has migration shaped the course of dance history? What 
are the methodological and theoretical implications of migration studies for 
dance research? How do particular dance styles embody migratory histories? 
How has migration transformed the pedagogy and performance of traditional 
dance forms? What are the particular histories of networks of teachers, 
artists, and critics that constitute "the dance world"? What could dance 
reveal about the experiences and conditions of immigration, diaspora, exile, 
detention, globalization, displacement, and other forms of social 

Possible topics include historical, ethnographic and/or theoretical studies 

global migrations of social, theatrical, sacred dance, and/or theatrical 
dance and the exilic memory
new research on ancient migrations
immigration policy and the arts
migratory rituals and border performances
transnational or "world" music and dance forms

The conference will take the occasion of José Limón's centennial to reflect 
on the ways that immigrant experiences shaped dance modernism in the US and 
abroad. As such, we especially invite proposals that explore the impact of 
immigration on the life and work of artists such as José Limón, George 
Balanchine, Eiko & Koma, Garth Fagan, Geoffrey Holder, Hanya Holm, Rudolf 
Laban, Vaslav Nijinksky, Pearl Primus, and Yuriko, among many others.

For complete submission guidelines and forms see the conference website: 

Individual Papers should not exceed 20 minutes for presentation. (There will 
be an additional 10 minutes for questions, comments, and responses.) Submit 
a 500 word abstract of the paper, its argument, and a statement of method 
and/or a brief bibliography. Graduate students who wish to be considered for 
the Graduate Research Award should submit a full-length paper in addition to 
an abstract.
Panels consisting of three individual presenters may be proposed. Submit a 
250 word description of the panel and individual paper proposals-as 
described above-for each presenter. Please send panel proposals together.

Lecture-Demonstrations or Workshops may run from 45 to 90 minutes. Submit a 
500 word abstract describing the topic and organization of the session. 
Also, clearly state the requirements for space, time, audio-visual 
equipment, and/or appropriate attire for participants.

For all Proposals
All proposals must be accompanied by a submission form. (See website for 
downloadable submission form.) Do not include the name of the author(s) 
within the abstract's text.

Proposals sent via e-mail are preferred. If submitting by e-mail, please 
download the submission form from the conference website and send your 
proposal as a Word document to: dance at barnard.edu. Please include your last 
name in the Subject Heading of the e-mail. The text should be attached and 
pasted in the body of the e-mail to assure access. Faxes will not be 

If submitting by regular mail, please send six copies of proposal and 
submission form to: Conference Program Committee, Department of Dance, 
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

Queries may be `addressed by e-mail to dance at barnard.edu.
Paul Scolieri
Barnard College
Columbia University
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6598

Email: dance at barnard.edu
Visit the website at http://www.cordance.org 

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