Laboratory of Dance /

/ Dance as a Vantage Point

Interdisciplinary Symposium, 2020 (online) & 2021, Łódź, Poland

Lab of Dance aims to build an exchange platform covering contemporary research strategies in dance studies, including, among others, emergent artistic research practices, as well as tool-disciplined cognitive science methodologies, both vividly drawing on a variety of theoretical and philosophical contexts. On such ground, together with the invited keynote speakers and participants of the symposium, we plan to discuss the methodological difficulties and challenges of interdisciplinary dance research and the benefits that can be derived from overcoming them. At the same time, we recognize the expansion of dance and related terms to other branches of knowledge, where it appears as the preferred research material, but also a source of functional concepts and metaphors. Thus, we invite practitioners, researchers and philosophers to jointly study the expanding space of the dance laboratory.

Invited Speakers

Scott Delahunta (Coventry University)

Pil Hansen (University of Calgary)

Agnieszka Jelewska (Adam Mickiewicz University)

Nita Little (Institute for the Study of Somatic Communication)

Leena Rouhiainen (Uniarts, Helsinki)

Rudi Laermans (KU Leuven)

The symposium is funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education from the funds for the dissemination of research (DUN), contract no. 818/1/P-DUN/2019.

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