CALL FOR PAPERS for the EDC BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2020
The EDC Biennial Conference 2020 is announced:
The EDC Biennial Conference is residential. It offers the chance to hear about new work in historical dance, whether on the page or on the dance floor and to connect with others working in the field.
In 2020, it will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May, once again at our wonderfully convivial venue, St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth RG9 6NN (near High Wycombe).
Speakers might like to consider exploring the following topics, among any others of your choice:
- What do these dances tell us about the society in which they were performed?
- What do conflict/war-like dances tell us? Do they betray a bellicose society, or did they serve some other purpose?
- What do pastoral dances reveal? A search for an idyllic dream? Or a more relaxed society?
- What can we learn from ballet narratives about society? …….