In recent years, arts festivals around the globe have become enamoured of touring, site-based performance. Such serialised site work is growing in popularity due to its accessibility, its spectacular characteristics, and its adaptive qualities. Employing practice-as-research methodologies to dissect the basis of such site-adaptive performances, the author highlights her discovery of the crumbling foundation of the adaptation discourse by way of her creative process for the performance work Room. Combining findings from the phenomenological explorations of her dancing body as well as from cultural analyses of the climate change debate by Dipesh Chakrabarty (2009), Claire Colebrook (2011, 2012), and Bruno Latour (2014), the author argues that only by fundamentally shifting the direction of the adaptation discourse – on scales from global to the personal – will we be able to build a site-adaptive performance strategy that resists the neoliberal drive towards ecological and economic precarity.
About this Journal
Dance Research, the journal of the Society for Dance Research, is a bi-annual internationally peer reviewed journal. It welcomes high quality original research articles on dance worldwide both historical and contemporary.
The journal aims to engage with current debates on dance and across cognate disciplines with dance at the centre of inquiry. In addition, the journal publishes book reviews, notes on archives dedicated to dance, and selected translations into English of key material on dance.
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Dance and Neuroscience (November 2011)
Editors and Editorial Board
Margaret M. McGowan
Please send books for review to:
Professor Alexandra Kolb
University of Roehampton
Digby Stuart College
Melissa Blanco Borelli
Maria Salgado LLopis
Roland John Wiley
The Society provides a forum for the presentation, discussion and publication of dance research. To this end it organises events and publishes a Journal and a newsletter.
Events: The Society holds regular events for the presentation of the findings of dance research and for their discussion. These include the presentation of papers, lectures, demonstrations and research seminars.
National Film Archives: Dance film and video from the BBC archives has been made available by a joint project funded by the Society. Members may view these free of charge, and by appointment, at the NFA.
Meetings: The Society’s business is conducted at general meetings which are open to members.
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Dance Research publishes occasional special issues to honour the lives of key contributors in the field. These collections of selected papers are also published as books and are available for stand-alone purchase. Click here for more information on the Dance Research special issues.
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