Call For Papers: Choreographic Practices

Aims and Scope
Choreographic Practices provides a space for disseminating choreographic practices, critical inquiry and debate. Serving the needs of students, teachers, academics and practitioners in dance (and the related fields of theatre, live art, video/media, and performance), the journal operates from the principle that dance embodies ideas and can be productively enlivened when considered as a mode of critical and creative discourse. Placing an emphasis on processes and practices over products, this journal seeks to engender dynamic relationships between theory and practice, choreographer and scholar, such that these distinctions may be shifted and traversed.

Recognising and celebrating the very present, embodied, often intuitive and complex nature of creativity, we seek to provide a place in which makers/scholars can articulate their processes, giving readers sensitive, critically informed insights into interdisciplinary choreographic methods.Through this publication we ask: What questions are current movement based artists investigating in their research? What characterises this research? What boundaries are contemporary choreographers exploring? How are performances made? And, how can processes be articulated?

Current dance practices intersect with other forms and ways of thinking for disciplinary boundaries have become blurred. We seek to reflect such intra-, inter- and trans-disciplinary happenings by encompassing a wide range of methodologies and critical perspectives. Authors might consider, for example, the ways in which cultural studies, psychology, phenomenology, geography, philosophy and economics open up the nature and scope of dance practice as research. Drawing together diverse bodies of knowledge and ways of knowing Choreographic Practices illuminates an emerging and vibrant research area.

In order to advance such aims the journal is viewed as an experiential space. We encourage both traditional and alternative modes of writing, and look to publish strongly visual, performative and print materials in alternative layouts. Therefore, alongside more conventionally discursive essays, will invite debate, musings, photo essays, movement scores, makers’ notebooks, blogs in print, interviews with leading practitioners and reports.

Open Call for Papers

Full Papers for review – Extended Deadline Feb 18th, 2011
Publication - Summer, 2011

Contributions are invited that articulate and explore choreographic practices from a diverse range of perspectives. We are especially interested in receiving critical/creative practice-led research that is interdisciplinary and experimental in nature.

Choreographic Practices
incorporates critical essays, creative documentation, blogs in print, visual essays, dialogues, interviews and debate. We encourage submissions in both conventional and alternative modes of writing, including performative and visual essays.

How to Submit to Choreographic Practices:  Articles should be sent electronically as an email attachment to:
Instructions for Authors:
Length: Up to approx. 6,000 words (or equivalent in other formats)
Format: Word file
File labeling: Clearly named your file with the title of your submission
Contact information: Include email, postal address and appropriate telephone number(s).
in your email and as a front sheet to your attached article.

As an international peer-reviewed journal, all research articles published in the journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. All reviewers are internationally recognized and leaders in their fields.

Style guide: See Intellect Publishers Style guide for full presentation details.

Writing style: We encourage a diverse range of writing styles and layouts in line with the form, purpose and content of each submission. You might also consider our readership of dance artists, scholars, students, teachers, academics and practitioners in dance and related fields when writing.

It will also be assumed that the author has obtained all necessary permissions to include in the paper items such as quotations, musical examples, images, tables, etc.

Submission of an article to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the publishers.

Editors’ Contact details:
Dr Vida L Midgelow, University of Northampton, UK
Dr Jane M Bacon, University of Northampton, UK

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