[dance-tech] Special Issue of Participations – Screen Dance Audiences Call for Papers

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  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:28:18 +0100


*Special Issue of Participations – Screen Dance Audiences*

Call for Papers

Screen dance is a dynamic and hybrid practice that is rapidly increasing in
prominence and profile. Its presence morphs between hugely popular forms
(Strictly Come Dancing; the Hollywood ‘dancical’); avant-garde practice
(presented at dedicated screen dance festivals); the extremely prominent use
of dance in commercial advertising (recent examples include Visa, Gap, iPod,
Highland Spring); documentary recordings and adaption of live works; and
digital and virtual dance performances (such as Bill T Jones’

The academic profile of screen dance has been gradually catching up with the
development of the form – particularly Mitoma 2002, Dodds 2004 and McPherson
2006 – yet the relationship between screen dance and its divergent and
diverse *audiences* is an area warranting specific attention in its own
right. This is particularly so as the audience contexts of screen dance are
extremely diverse – including broadcast television, cinema, dedicated
festival performance, site specific projection, music television and the

This special issue of *Participations* will explore *Screen Dance
Audiences*across this range of practices and contexts, considering
broad questions
relating to audience’s reception and perception of dance on screen. We are
looking for contributions from a diverse range of methodological approaches
from which to consider audiences – qualitative audience research, cognitive
science, choreographic and practitioner perspectives, theoretical and
practice-based. The special issue will be co-edited by Dr Matthew Reason and
Professor Dee Reynolds and is emerging from the ongoing AHRC funded Watching
Dance research project (www.watchingdance.org).

*Participations* is an on-line, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the
strengthening and development of the fields of audience and reception
studies (www.participations.org). It will be possible for papers to include
video, audio and visual materials where copyright is held or permission
obtained by the author.

Proposals for papers should be no more than 500 words and be emailed to both
co-editors: Matthew Reason at m.reason@xxxxxxxxxxxx and Dee Reynolds at

This is a reminder for the initial call for papers. Proposals should be
received by no later than 1st May 2010.

This special issue on *Screen Dance Audiences* is scheduled to be released
in November 2010.

If you have any questions please contact the issue editors.

Dee Reynolds


School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
University of Manchester
M13 9PL
tel: +44(0)161 275 3212

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