Dancing explored as a social space for world's past and future at Royal Anthropological Institute Event

The Department of Dance is hosting the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2016 Blacking Lecture in which dancing will be explored as a social space for the world’s past and for the future.

Posted: 24 November 2016

Following dance artist, Rudolf von Laban’s and sociologist, Marcel Mauss’ work in the 1920s and 1930s, in dance anthropological analysis, it is common for dance to be thought of as the art movement in time and place and the body as an instrument. However, in this annual lecture dance will be explored as an art of relations, as a social space for representing the world’s past and the invention of worlds to come.

Presenting the lecture will be Professor Georgina Gore who is local convenor for the Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage – Choreomundus course. This annual RAI lecture is named in honour of esteemed ethnomusicologist and anthropologist John Blacking (1928-1990).

To find out more about the event click here.

The Department of Dance is rated number one for dance research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). In our postgraduate Dance Anthropology course, students explore the place of dance in society from the perspectives of those involved as dancers, dance makers, teachers and/or audience members.

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