Job: Director of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies Research Institute, 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
Dance Research Group
Click here for a full listing of Ramsay Burt's publications and outputs.
2019 Dance, Modernism and Modernity. with Michael Huxley, London and New York: Routledge.
2016 Ungoverning Dance. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
2016 British Dance, Black Routes. editedwith Christy Adair London and New York: Routledge.
2007 The Male Dancer: Bodies, Spectacle and Sexualities London: Routledge [Expanded and Revised 2nd edition].
2006 Judson Dance Theater: Performative Traces London: Routledge.
1913 dance, gender, and sexuality
Aesthetics and Ethics Dance History Judson Dance Theatre Contemporary European Dance British-based dance artists who are black
Twentieth and Twenty-first century dance
Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD supervision
1986 – 1994 PhD CNAA/University of Southampton. Title "Representations of masculinity in theatre dance with special reference to British new dance"
undergraduate: DANS2524 Dance Contexts DANS3500 Dance Research Project
PERF5001 Research into Performance PERF5002 Perspectives
also supervises MA by Research and at PhD level.
ADAD North Steering Group 2012-2016
Re:Generations Conference steering group 2014-2016
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.
Matthias Sperling (1st supervisor)
Tia-Monique Uzor (1st supervisor)
Iyobossa Olaye (1st supervisor)
Angharad Harrop (2nd supervisor)
Sophie Swoffer (2nd supervisor)
Kieran Sellars (2nd supervisor)
British Dance and the African Diaspora, AHRC, two year research project with Professor Christy Adair, York St John University, start date 14 February 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Ramsay Burt wordpress blog
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