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Professor Ramsay Burt

Job: Professor of Dance History

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Dance

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8478

E: rburt@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Research group affiliations

Dance Research Group 

Publications and outputs 

Click here for a full listing of Ramsay Burt's publications and outputs.

Key research outputs

2011 ‘Dancing bodies and modernity’ in Peter Brooker, Andrzej Gasiorek and Andrew Thacker eds. The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 562-81. 

2009 Writing Dancing Together. with Valerie A Briginshaw. Palgrave. 244 pages, 14 illustr.

2009 ‘History, memory, and the virtual in current European dance practice’ Dance Chronicle, 32, pp. 442–467.

2007 The Male Dancer: Bodies, Spectacle and Sexualities Routledge, London: [Expanded and Revised 2nd edition] 233pp: 14 illustr.

2006 Judson Dance Theater: Performative Traces London: Routledge.

Research interests/expertise

1913
dance, gender, and sexuality

Aesthetics and Ethics
Dance History
Judson Dance Theatre
Contemporary European Dance
British-based dance artists who are black

Areas of teaching

Twentieth and Twenty-first century dance

Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD supervision 

Qualifications

1972 – 1976 Leeds University:  BA Fine Art.

1986 – 1994 PhD CNAA/University of Southampton.  Title "Representations of masculinity in theatre dance with special reference to British new dance"

Courses taught

undergraduate:

DANS1503 Understanding Dance 1
DANS2509 Understanding Dance 2
DANS3503 Dance as History
DANS3500 Dance Research Project

postgraduate:

PERF5001 Research into Performance
PERF5002 Perspectives

also supervises MA by Research and at PhD level.

Membership of external committees

ADAD North Steering Group

Re:Generations Conference steering group

Projects

British Dance and the African Diaspora: this was a two year research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, which began in February 2012.  For further information see this project's website.

Current research students

‘Funmi Adewole (1st supervisor)

Angharad Harrop (2nd supervisor)


Sarah Julius (2nd supervisor)

Kelly Jordan (1st supervisor)

Kieran Sellars (2nd supervisor)

 

Externally funded research grants information

British Dance and the African Diaspora, AHRC, two year research project with Professor Christy Adair, York St John University, start date 14 February 2012.

Internally funded research project information

Remembering British New dance, RIT funded project, series of events at Siobhan Davies Studios, Sadlers Wells Theatre, and Chisenhale Dance Space in London, June 2012, in collaboration with Jonathan Burrows. Podcasts from these talks can be found on the Siobhan Davies Studios website.

Professional esteem indicators

Founder Editor (with Professor Susan Foster) Discourses in Dance

International Advisory Board of Research Center S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media). University of Ghent.

Editorial boards of Choros, Amfitheater, South African Dance Journal.

Peer Review College AHRC

Case studies

Ramsay Burt was invited to evaluate the social and political significance of Tanz Aller, a re-invention by the German group Ligna of early twentieth century German movement choirs. A video interview about this has been made and put on line by its commissioners, Tanzfonds.de, a project funded by the German Ministry of Culture as part of Tanzplan Deutschland. The video can be seen here.

Ramsay Burt has recorded a podcast about the African American choreographer and anthropologist Katherine Dunham. This is part of the series Hull Drama - Performance Pods by Dr Campbell Edinborough, and can be downloaded here.

Personal website

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