New Direction in Dance: Scholarship and Practice 2 Days

Sir Alistair Spalding, Mark Franko, Yorke Dance Project, Liam Francis, Felicia McCarren
Event date
20 Nov 2023 to 21 Nov 2023
Event time
12:00 - 20:00
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College
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Jacqueline du Pre Music Building

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Noon NB this panel is in the Julia Mann Room (South Building)
Gabriela Minden (Cardiff) 'T. S. Eliot, Rupert Doone, and the Performance of Poetry'
Sue Jones (Oxford) ‘Imagination Dead Imagine: Samuel Beckett’s “residual” choreography and poetics’

1.15 lunch Jacqueline du Pré Building foyer

All following panels and events in the Jacqueline du Pré Building:

2pm-3.30pm Yolande Yorke and Yorke Dance Project (London). Live performance/demonstration: excerpts and adptations, including Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Bella Lewistsky and mid-twentieth-century American contemporary dance. Q &A


5.30 pm Mark Franko (Temple U, Philadelphia) ‘“A Subtle System of Feints”: Phenomenological Description and Theatricality in Foucault’s “Las Meninas”’.

DAY 2 Tues Nov 21st

10-1pm Liam Francis and dancers: Making New Work. Come and watch Liam creating research through practice and join the conversation.

1pm Lunch in foyer

2pm-3pm Keynote. Sir Alistair Spalding (Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells) on creating a dance house in London.



Lucia Ruprecht (Berlin) '“Still not Still”: Ligia Lewis’s Wayward Bodies'.

Alexandra Kolb (Roehampton) ‘On Air’.

Meindert Peters (Oxford) ‘A Breath of Fresh Air: De Keersmaeker’s Adaptation of Rilke’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke’.

Short break

5.15pm Hélène Neveu-Kringelbach (UCL) ‘West African performers and the art of navigating interrupted mobilities’

Break. Supper in foyer

6.45pm Leverhulme Lecture. Felicia McCarren (Tulane)

See Dansox website: