The Centre for Dance Research organises an annual series of research seminars, panel discussions, and lecture demonstrations by international scholars and dance artists as well as those from the UK and Roehampton. The Centre also hosts high-profile symposia and international conferences.
CDR events are free and open to the public. They take place on the campus of the University of Roehampton. For more information, contact Chris Jones, research facilitator: firstname.lastname@example.org; 0208 392 5145.
Dr. Patricia Achieng Opondo, Senior Lecturer in African Music and Dance, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 28 April 2016, 1-2.00pm, GH.010 (Grove House), Froebel College, University of Roehampton
Free, all welcome, no need to book
The research seminar examines ways in which dance praxis in South Africa is influenced by three pillars - dance heritage including socio-cultural values, identity, aesthetics and meaning; the political dimension of cultural policy - principles that promote and safeguard dance; finally the transmission of African dance in formal education contexts.
Dr. Patricia Achieng Opondo is Senior Lecturer in African Music and Dance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, where she also serves as the Director of the African Music Project and Curator of the annual African Cultural Calabash festival. She is Chair of the ICTM Study Group on African Musics and serves as Southern Africa Vice President of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education.
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