Dance Research Overview

Dance Research produces internationally excellent and relevant research, which includes research on dance historiography; dance ethnography; dance pedagogy; the practice and theory of radical dance practice; practice as research. It is recognised in publications, research positions, performances and citations. The group also contribute to dance’s international profile through peer reviewed articles, book chapters, editorial boards, conference and symposium organisation.

The area has attracted regular external research funding for over ten years including awards from the AHRC and the British Academy and from HEFCE and the HEA for pedagogic research.

The Dance Research Group at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students . Members of the Dance Research Group are listed below:

Professor Ramsay Burt
Early 20th century dance history
Late 20th century and early 21st century contemporary dance, innovative performance and improvisational dance practices
Dance of the African diaspora

Sally Doughty
Improvisational dance practices in process and performance;
Late 20th century and early 21st century contemporary dance; Innovative performance making.

Kerry Franksen
Performance and digital practices, The moving body on screen, innovative choreographic practices, philosophy, embodiment, collaborative devising.

Michael Huxley
Early 20th century modern dance history
Dance and pedagogy in Higher Education.

Dr. Martin Leach
Performance and Philosophy;
Tadeusz Kantor; Alexander technique.

Jayne Stevens
Dance and pedagogy in Higher Education
Community dance.

Click here for the Dance Research website and here to make an application.

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