Choreography and Corporeality
The working group in Choreography and Corporeality provides a platform for sharing original, cutting-edge research on dance, performance, and the body, in an international context. Members of the group contribute papers that are distributed and read in advance of conference meetings. Conference discussions focus on the individual papers and on common ideas and issues raised by them. Members are encouraged to concentrate on theoretical and methodological aspects of their research for the working group papers. We also schedule discussions with choreographers who work and live where the IFTR Conference is held.
We welcome new members, including postgraduates. Just contact us by email if you are interested in joining the group or coming along to our meetings.
The Group has ongoing plans to produce an anthology of writings around the concepts of choreography and corporeality. The volume should be issued in 2014.
Next Meeting: Barcelona, 2013.
Last Meeting: Santiago 2012. The Choreography and Corporeality Working Group convened in Santiago, 2012, where sessions focused on concepts including the philosophy of "street performance" in global contexts, especially Chile; the choreography of national identities in global contexts; and the enduring presence of hip hop as a global form of corporeal knowledge. A special series of events, organized by Chilean researcher and theorist Adelina Maxwell, brought the group in the creative intellectual contact with a vibrant group of Chilean artists and researchers including Paula Montecinos, Josefina Camus, José Luís Vidal, Francisco Bagnara, Bárbara Pinto, José Olavarría, Daniela Marini, Nelsón Avilés, and Nuri Gutés. Sessions were held at the GAM as well as at the Colectivo Arte La Vitrina. We extend special thanks to all of our new friends in Santiago, and look forward to continuing theoretical and creative research together.