Dancing Dialogues

Networking research with traditional, folk and national dance groups of all cultural identities practising in South West, South East and Midlands regions in England

© U-Dance @ Southbank - Roswitha Chesher

© U-Dance @ Southbank - Roswitha Chesher

© Folk Dance Remixed - Craig Newman

© Folk Dance Remixed - Craig Newman

© Renacer at Bankside

© Renacer at Bankside

© Renacer at Bankside

© Renacer at Bankside

© U-Dance @ Southbank - Roswitha Chesher

© U-Dance @ Southbank - Roswitha Chesher

© Folk Dance Remixed - Allan Hong

© Folk Dance Remixed - Allan Hong

© Renacer at Bankside

© Renacer at Bankside

Dancing Dialogues: an online sharing and discussion

Saturday 17th February, 2pm to 5.30pm, on Zoom

You are warmly invited to attend and participate in this free online sharing and discussion event as part of the AHRC-funded network project ‘Dancing Dialogues’. The project aims to research traditional, folk, and national dance groups of all cultural identities, to facilitate discussion and sharing between dancers and academics. We are working directly with groups in three regions of England, the South East, Midlands, and South West, though for this online event we welcome participants from any part of the country, or internationally.

The online map for dance groups

Add your dance group right away with your location, activities, photo and contact details onto our new online map for dance groups.

About the project

This project is designed to develop a network of dancers and dance researchers interested in discovering and sharing more about traditional, national and folk dancing activities happening in three regions in England.

Take part

There are several ways in which you could take part: a) Dance groups can map yourselves right away with your location, activities, photo and contact details onto our new online map for dance groups; b) You can email the regional researcher to request more information; c) You can contribute to the events that will be happening over the year.

Research

Dancing and dancers are at the heart of this proposed practice-based network that seeks greater understanding of traditional/folk/national dance forms currently practiced in England. Engaging key current research trajectories of diaspora, community, regionality, and urban cultures and identities, this project recognises and values the breadth of dance practices taking place under the headings of 'traditional', 'folk', 'regional' and 'national', and will foreground their complex, often contested, associations and histories.

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Partners

  1. Department
    RHULs Drama and Theatre Studies BA | Royal Holloway, University of London
  2. Department
    Department of Communications, Drama and Film | University of Exeter
  3. Department
    Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) | Coventry University
  4. Department
    Creative Lives
  5. Department
    English Folk Dance and Song Society
  6. Department
    Technical parter and development | IN2 Digital Innovations