Contemporising the Past: Envisaging the Future


Refereed Proceedings of the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit

Edited by Cheryl Stock & Patrick Germain-Thomas

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With a strong emphasis on the interconnection between theory and practice, and how past/present intersections inform the future, these thirty-one articles by artist/scholars and artist/teachers profile current dance research from thirteen countries.

The papers coalesce around five sub-themes:

‘In exploring the cognitive and the sensory, the rational and the instinctive, the explicit and the implicit, these writings create and celebrate common and differentiated dance understandings—at times directly and provocatively, and at times liminally and poetically.’ —Cheryl Stock, AM

*These refereed Conference Proceedings have been published according to international academic research standards with double blind refereeing of full papers followed by an editorial process of revisions.

© 2015, World Dance Alliance and Ausdance
Copyrights for individual papers are held by the authors.

ISBN 978-1-875255-20-7