C-DaRE announces:

2 Calls for Proposals: Performance Research & IJPADM

Performance Research
Call for Proposals: Vol. 26, No. 2

On (Un)Knowns

Issue editor(s):
Hetty Blades, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University
Scott deLahunta, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University
Lucía Piquero, Department of Dance Studies, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta

Proposal deadline: Monday 15 June 2020

This issue is concerned with the idea of knowledge in relation to performing arts practices, specifically in the context of creation, training, production, performance and spectatorship. Previous performance-related scholarship has recognized the knowledge-creating nature of practices in the field of dance and theatre, while critically calling into question the use of the term for its political motivations within the current ‘knowledge economy’ and attending to the lack of attention paid by academics to performing artists’ expertise. This issue aims to build on the foundations laid by this previous work, first by acknowledging that performing arts generates something akin to knowledge and, second, by inviting further critical interrogation of what such recognition achieves in the frame of evolving cultural and political contexts. The focus on practices also tilts this issue towards forms of knowledge that come from experience and the senses. Here we encourage contributors to be reflexive about how, in the context of an academic journal, such knowledge can be accounted for on the page. We are also looking for interdisciplinary approaches outside the arts and humanities that might contribute to the understanding of ways of knowing in the performing arts; and in alternative and diverse conceptualizations of the (un)known in the context of practice-generating knowledges or knowledge-generating practices.

Submissions addressing such topics are invited through long-form and short articles, essays and provocations as well the journal’s unique artist’s pages. Publication is anticipated in March 2021.

For full call and contact details including submission guidelines please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y82unh58

Performance Research Website: https://www.performance-research.org/


International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (IJPADM)
Call for Proposals: Special Issue 2021

Digital Annotation and the Understanding of Bodily Practices

Special Issue Editor(s):
Scott deLahunta, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University
David Rittershaus, Motion Bank, Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Rebecca Stancliffe, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Abstract/ Proposal Deadline: Monday 1 June 2020.

In recent decades, the dance field saw a number of artist-led projects that experimented with digital technology for documentation and dissemination. Some of these projects made use of digital annotation of time-based recordings to create new information linkages and layers aiming to make choreographic processes more explicit. Emerging from these developments are a number of complex theoretical and practice questions about digital annotation of dance recordings. Questions range from basic definitions about what annotation is, the context in which it is used, the way in which information and knowledge is represented, as well as differences in working with live or pre-recorded audio-visual materials. For text-based annotation in particular, the invention of vocabularies and the use of language is an underexamined topic. Such questions regarding digital annotation of time-based recordings of dance are also of importance for research (involving documentation) in and through bodily practices more generally across the performance arts as well as further afield, e.g. in the discipline of anthropology, studies of intangible heritage, performance conservation and on-line physical education. Therefore, this issue is intended as a platform for reflection on the practical and theoretical implications of digital annotation for the critical comprehension of bodily practices.

We are inviting submissions addressing such questions through both original scholarly research articles and other document and report formats. Publication is anticipated in March 2021.

For full call and contact details including submission guidelines please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9vlhmpx

IJPADM Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpdm20/current


contact: aa9576@coventry.ac.uk

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