Postgraduate dance students to share research projects at international conference

A group of postgraduate students from the University of Roehampton Dance Department will present their research at an international conference in Germany this month. 

Posted: 10 February 2016

Bringing together postgraduate students from seven European universities, this annual event, now in its third year, will facilitate an exchange of thoughts and practices related to performance, media and the arts.

A Roehampton MA dance alumnus Kyle Bukhari said: “Participating in the Performance Philosophy: The Young in 2014 was a highlight in my time at Roehampton. It was wonderful to connect with these international scholars and learn about the different trends and directions in research from the participating academic institutions. I found attending the conference hugely motivating to continue my research in the emerging field of dance, critical theory, and philosophy.”

Dr Efrosini Protopapa, who first set-up this initiative with international colleagues Konstantina Georgelou (Utrecht/ArtEZ) and Danae Theodoridou (Groningen), said: “The conferences have been such a success and provides our students with a public platform to present their research within a European performance community. Over the years, our students have built new connections and engaged in rich and passionate discussions about the current research in dance and performance”.

This year’s edition of the conference series ‘The Young’ will be hosted by the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. It istitled ‘YES Conference’ and invites postgraduates to experiment with “critical distance” in scholarly and artistic work, and to explore the proximities of collective research practices.

Find out more about this year’s conference. Find out more about our new cluster of six interlinking Masters level programmes that cover a spectrum of approaches, methodologies and practices in dance, choreography and performance. 

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