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Not just Fred and Ginger: a call for papers

By Royal Opera House

19 April 2011 at 12.35pm | Comment on this article

If any people missed out on the recent Ninette de Valois conference, they may like to know about another fascinating conference coming soon.

Not Just Fred and Ginger: Camaraderie, Collusion and Collisions Between Dance and Film

The Annual Conference of the European Association of Dance Historians in collaboration with Film Studies at London Metropolitan University.

14-16 October 2011 London, United Kingdom

The relationship between dance and  film has produced some of the most respected and popular stars, directors, films and genres in screen history. At the same time, these well-established links have frequently revealed essential tensions between two distinct art forms and their often contrasting approaches and perspectives.  The aim of the conference is to investigate the histories, processes, techniques, values and discourses inherent in the complex interactions between dance and film and to cast a renewed historical, critical and analytical light on the same.

Proposals for both individual twenty-minute papers  and panels of three speakers  are invited on any topic related to dance and film, including but not limited to the following:

  • Choreography and film
  • Film and dance history
  • Dance as cinematic narrative
  • Cinema as choreographic narrative
  • Transnational exchanges between dance and cinema
  • Music, dance and film
  • Genre boundaries and transgressions
  • The dancing body on film
  • Dance stars on and of the screen
  • Representations of national identity
  • Images of gender and sexuality
  • Ethnic and racial interventions
  • Directors of the film musical

Deadline for the submissions of proposals: Friday, 29 April 2011. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Monday, 16 May 2011. Please e-mail a proposal of no more than 300 words  in either MsWord or PDF format to the conference organisers Dr Giannandrea Poesio, Principal Lecturer and Media/Performance Coordinator,  London Metropolitan University, and Dr Karen McNally, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Film Studies, London Metropolitan University at Contact/affiliation details for each presenter must be provided on a separate sheet, to ensure blind reading.

By Royal Opera House

19 April 2011 at 12.35pm

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