[dance-tech] PhD Studentship: University of Leeds / Phoenix Dance Theatre - deadline 1st July 2010

  • From: Sita Popat <S.Popat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 17:50:53 +0100

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PhD Studentship Opportunity:

Moving Forward: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Re-constructing the Past, Re-informing 
the Present

This AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award offers an exciting opportunity to 
pursue a fully-funded PhD with one of the UK's major contemporary dance 
companies in collaboration with dance academics from the School of Performance 
and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds.

About the project:

The project will investigate creative and curatorial methods through which 
Phoenix Dance Theatre can engage with its rich cultural and artistic heritage 
to inform its current and future developments. The successful candidate will 
examine the company's existing archive, mapping out the narrative of Phoenix's 
history within its particular geographical and socio-political context. This 
interrogation of the past will lead to the development of possibilities for the 
future, employing and interpreting the archive material to inform the company's 
ongoing artistic practice. Research methods will include studio based 
exploration, analysis and reflection.

The emerging research material will be disseminated through the development of 
a dynamic web resource, incorporating visual, audio and text-based input from 
the researcher, company members and other site users / visitors.

This project will be co-supervised by Dr Sita Popat and Dr Victoria Hunter from 
the University of Leeds and by Sharon Watson, Artistic Director of Phoenix 
Dance Theatre.

Amount of the Award:

The award holder's tuition fees will be paid at the standard AHRC UK rates. The 
award holder's annual maintenance grant will paid at the standard AHRC UK rate 
of £13,290. This will be supplemented by a further payment of £500 per annum 
from the AHRC. The standard length of the award is three years of full time 

The award will commence on 1st October 2010.


Applications are invited from outstanding students holding a good undergraduate 
degree, and with an appropriate Masters, or similar postgraduate qualification 
that demonstrates equivalent preparedness for research in a related field.

All applicants must meet the AHRC's academic criteria and residency 
requirements, and there are different eligibility criteria for UK and EU 
residents. Please see:


Application Deadline:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1st July 2010 (extended deadline)


Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in w/b 5th July, at the 
University of Leeds. The successful candidate will be nominated to the AHRC at 
the end of July, and nominations are subject to final approval by the AHRC.

Application forms and further details are available from Linda Smith, School of 
Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, 0113 343 
38713, pculs@xxxxxxxxxxx

Further Information

Applicants are welcome to seek further information on the research studentship 
by contacting Dr Victoria Hunter: v.m.hunter@xxxxxxxxxxx

About the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of 
Leeds: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/paci/

About Phoenix Dance Theatre: http://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/

About the Arts and Humanities Research Council: www.ahrc.ac.uk

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