Submissions Extended for Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship

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The Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship is a double-blind reviewed online journal published by World Dance Alliance. JEDS is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field.

Deadline for submission for the fifth edition has been extended to 1 February 2017.

Download Guide for Contributors here [Word doc 1MB].

Call for Applications for Residency at K3, Hamburg


K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg

Application deadline: August 14th 2016

For the season 2017/2018, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg is offering an eight-month residency to three emerging choreographers.

The applicants should have already created their own artistic works.

Duration of the residency is August 2017 to April 2018.

The residency includes amongst others, a monthly grant, a production budget as well as a qualifying course program.

We accept applications from all over the world and in all choreographic fields (also dance for young audience for example). There is no pre-setting or exclusion.

Further information about the residency program and the required application material:

Accommodation for WDAAP International Dance Festival/Conference, 21-24 July 2016

To all our the dance practitioners, enthusiasts and fans from around the world, as well as WDAAP members, who are looking forward to World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific’s next exciting annual event, in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by WDA-Korea:
1. Holiday Inn is the official conference hotel.
2. See the room booking form: Download the form (MS Word doc 85KB). Please do direct all bookings to the Holiday Inn as stated on the form.
3. Holiday Inn has given a special rate for the WDA conference which is not announced on their website. This special rate is only available for WDAAP members, through bookings with this form through email or fax only (contacts are stated on the form).
4. Although not stated in the form, the room is appropriate for 1 – 3 people with a roll-away bed.
5. Looking for a roommate? The leader of each of the event categories (Showcase, Symposium, Master Class) will soon receive the list of all presenters in those categories and might be able to assist you in this matter. Please contact them if you require a roommate!

PS: The MayPlace Hotel in the centre of Seoul is also recommended (check their website); it is about a 35-minute bus ride to SSU. The special rate for anyone booking directly with the hotel is around $US90 per room for one and $US100 for two people, plus $US13 for breakfast.

News for WDAAP International Dance Festival/Conference, 21-24 July 2016

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Information for dance practitioners, enthusiasts and fans from around the world, as well as WDAAP members, who are looking forward to World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific’s next exciting annual event, in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by WDA-Korea:

1. A draft schedule of the event is now available! Download PDF here (28KB). This does not yet contain details of who is presenting where. It just contains the general outline of events — so you can start booking your flights to Korea! Check back at this website for an updated schedule with more details soon.

2. The conference site is in Sung Shin University, in the north of Seoul (30 mins from city centre). English Website:

3. The hotel nearby is Holiday Inn Seoul which will have a conference rate of US$100 with 3 beds (one roll-away bed); three people can share a room. With the conference rate, breakfast is not provided.

4. If anyone wants to book a hotel in the centre of Seoul, it is about a 35 minute bus ride to SSU. The MayPlace Hotel in the centre of Seoul is recommended. The special rate for anyone booking online directly with the hotel is around US$90 per room for two persons.

5. Conference registration will be open in mid May, US$100 for all WDA members. Please ensure your WDA membership is up to date through your country chapter before registering (e.g. Ausdance in Australia, MyDance Alliance in Malaysia etc.). There will also be facilities for payment of individual WDA membership at the conference (US$20). However, we strongly recommend that you strengthen your country’s dance networks by joining your own recognised organisation.

Dance Routes – Danced Roots: Connecting the Local and the Global

Seoul, Korea – 2016

 In 2016, the Korean chapter of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific will host the WDAAP Annual General Meeting and surrounding activities as the event Dance Routes – Danced Roots: Connecting the Local and the Global, from 21 to 24 July 2016.

Applications are now open for participation in the following events:

Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016 — Open for Applications


The Southeast Asian Choreolab 2016 is now open for applications. We are looking for 14 emerging choreographers from the Southeast Asian region, for a 9-day choreolab facilitated by Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura, 28 May – 5 June 2016.

Applications close 15 February 2016.

The Choreolab aims to provide a supportive environment for participants to acquire new choreographic tools, develop regional networks with their peers, and increase their international understanding.

We are looking for emerging contemporary dance choreographers (performance artists or physical theatre creators also eligible) aged 35 or under, or who began creating professional-level work within the last five years. Citizen of and resident in an ASEAN country (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) or Papua New Guinea or East Timor. Must be able to communicate functionally in English, and be excited to increase your knowledge base, share your practice and establish networks with your international peers.

The Choreolab provides accommodation, meals, local transportation and access to all Choreolab activities. The applicant must provide their own return airfare to Kuala Lumpur, insurance, and visa (if necessary).

For more information, see or contact Bilqis Hijjas, +6017 310 3769,<

Contemporising the Past: Envisaging the Future


Refereed Proceedings of the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit

Edited by Cheryl Stock & Patrick Germain-Thomas

Available online:

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

Call for Interest for The Corner Dance Lab 2016

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Sweat. Play. Show.

Want to challenge yourself in dance with some of Australia’s leading practitioners? For the third year running international dance identities will ascend on the historical Federal village 30 minutes inland from Byron Bay for the annual dance event, The Corner Dance Lab 15 – 23 January 2016. Philip Channells, Creative Director of Dance Integrated Australia, and Gavin Webber, Co-director of The Farm Company, bring together an exciting line up of dance practitioners, musicians and visual artists from the local area, interstate and abroad for a practice-led dance laboratory at Jasper Corner (Federal Hall) on the NSW North Coast of Australia.

The 9-day dance lab is a skills development and performance making intensive suitable for emerging and established dance artists from diverse backgrounds, different embodiment and life experience wanting to challenge themselves physically, intellectually and artistically.

The Corner Dance Lab promotes the individual while occupying a supportive participatory environment and encourages constant dialogue and communication to feed the artist.

Gavin Webber

The Corner Dance Lab is based around a basic philosophy of utilising communication as a creative tool. What better way to approach dance?

Call for Expressions of Interest open 1 October and close 20 December 2015. The Corner Dance Lab 2016 is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and is endorsed by the World Dance Alliance. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW. For more information about The Corner Dance Lab, see

Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship Call for Papers


The fourth edition of the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship has extended the deadline for paper submissions until 18 January 2016. For postgraduate students and those within 5 years of finishing a doctoral or master’s degree, this is an opportunity to have your research blind-reviewed by two professional dance scholars (Linda Caldwell, Professor and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies in Dance, Texas Woman’s University, United States, and World Dance Alliance-Americas, and Urmimala Sarkar, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific) as you prepare for future publications. The author retains her or his copyright within this open access format.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Caldwell at

Download the call for papers.

Call for Proposals for Showcase Performance

Dance Routes – Danced Roots: Connecting the Local and the Global

Seoul, Korea – 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2016 (Extended to February 10, 2016)
(You will be notified in 6 days after application)


The Showcase provides a concert platform for professional choreographers and performers, and pre-professional artists training in dance academies. The performances will take place in the theaters located in the ShangShin Univeristy or Arko Theater and will be open to registered participants of the WDAAP event and the general public.

Dance works presented may not exceed 10 minutes in length.

An international panel will consider and evaluate all submissions based on criteria in relation to the quality of the work submitted and accompanying documentation. Proposals for the Showcase will be submitted online and should comprise the following:

  • 100-word bio of the choreographer/director (primary presenter)
  • 250-word statement that shows the genesis of the work to be presented
  • 10 minute (maximum) on-line (Vimeo/YouTube) sample of recent [continuous] performance or rehearsal footage of the choreographer/director’s work. Excerpts and promotional footage will not be considered. Applicants must submit password-protected links to their sample work.

Applicants are responsible for all licensing agreements – music and otherwise – necessary both to post the work online for consideration and to present it. Sample work may be different from the intended showcase work but both must fall within a 10-minute (maximum) time frame.

In addition, the applicant will submit the following on the online form:

  • choreographer/director’s name
  • designation of Emerging Choreographer (ten years or less in the field) or Career Choreographer (over ten years in the field)
  • contact email, telephone number, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, names of performers/collaborators

All choreographers/presenters whose work is accepted for the showcase performance must be registered members of World Dance Alliance – Asian Pacific.

Click Here to download the application form with information about submission.