The Role of the Choreographer in the Stage and Screen Musical

Saturday 28 November 2015, 10:30 – 16:30 (with drinks reception to follow)
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY  

Presented by Society for Dance Research and Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX)

SDR/DANSOX - The Role of the Choreographer in the Stage and Screen Musical

The surge of interest in the musical in the landscape of British higher education has highlighted the significant gap in research in this area. To explore new avenues of understanding, the Society for Dance Research (SDR), in conjunction with Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX), is holding a one day event that will bring both academics and practitioners together to consider how the choreographer has played a vital role in the development of this form of creative performance. Contributions to the day will focus on exploring the genre of the musical specifically as well as exploring wider facets of choreography and dancing therein.

The symposium will feature distinguished keynote speeches from Dame Gillian Lynne, acclaimed British dancer, choreographer, and theatre/television director; and Professor Millie Taylor (University of Winchester).

This is a free conference for all scholars, dance makers, dancers, and students to attend. A fee of £8.50 includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day. The event will close with a free drinks reception from 16:30 – 18:00. Registration in advance is required.

Registration and sale of tickets for this event will close on Monday 23 November 2015 (11:59pm).
For enquiries, please contact Brendan McCarthy by email.

The symposium will be run in conjunction with the Society for Dance Research’s 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Dance Scholarship Oxford is a University of Oxford TORCH-funded programme. It provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe, promoting dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice. DANSOX website

Image courtesy of the School for Performing Arts, University of Wolverhampton

Programme of the conference available here.

A review of the conference by Louise Sargeant, London Studio Centre student available here.

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