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Department of Dance host book launch event

The Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton hold a special event to showcase four recent publications

Posted: 5 March 2014

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From left to right are four of the authors and editors of Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives. Identity, Embodiment, and Culture, eds. Dr ChiFang Chao, Dr Ann R David, Dr Linda Dankworth and Dr Yolanda van Ede

On Tuesday 25 February the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton held a celebratory book launch event, showcasing four recent publications by the department.

The attendees heard from Professor Paul O’Prey, Vice Chancellor, who introduced the event and congratulated the department as a whole on their remarkable achievements, as well as Dr Ann David, Head of the Department of Dance and the authors of the titles launched at the event.

The event was attended by over 70 guests including influential names from the world of dance. Among guests were Dr Yolanda van Ede from the University of Amsterdam and Dr ChiFang Chao, from the Taipei National University of the Arts, who is visiting from Taiwan as a Research Scholar in the Department of Dance this term. They are both contributors to one of the volumes.

Dr Ann David adds “This event marks an exceptional time for the department, and the publication of four consecutive books further demonstrates the department’s reputation for research excellence”.

The books launched at the event were:

Walking And Dancing: Three Years Of Dance In London, 1951 – 53, by Larraine Nicholas; Embodied Politics: Dance, Protest And Identities, by Stacey Prickett; Thinking through Dance: The Philosophy of Dance Performance and Practices eds. Jenny Bunker, Anna Pakes and Bonnie Rowell and Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives. Identity, Embodiment, and Culture, eds. Linda E. Dankworth and Ann R. David

The books are available from Dance Books and Palgrave Macmillan

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