22nd Oxford Dance Symposium


23rd Annual Oxford Dance Symposium

The deferred 22nd Annual Oxford Dance Symposium took place online on 20th, 21st & 22nd April 2021.

Organised by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp.


Call for Papers: Watching Dance, Dancers and Audiences

The Oxford Dance Symposia focus on the technique, practice and philosophy of dance during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and we always welcome papers on any aspect of dance during this period. 

Each year, however, we have a light touch theme that is central to the programme to which participants are invited to respond if they wish. The theme for 2020 will be 'watching dance, dancers and audiences' as always, to be interpreted as broadly as possible. It can, for example, include theatrical performances, communal dancing, private lessons, the physiology of dance, such as Weaver's Mechanical Lectures or medical claims that dancing was healthy exercise, and recording dances.

The Call for Papers has now closed.

If you have any queries please contact michael.burden@new.ox.ac.uk, jennifer.thorp@new.ox.ac.uk or jacqui.julier@new.ox.ac.uk.  


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