Choreographic Forum: Call for Co-curators

The Society for Dance Research is looking to appoint three co-curators who, in collaboration with the Executive Committee, will be responsible for running the Choreographic Forum for a two-year period from January 2019.

The Choreographic Forum is an initiative aiming to support an exchange of thoughts on current dance and choreography. It is set up as a series of roundtable discussions, during which we reflect on a performance that we have watched, in a theatre or elsewhere in London and beyond. We meet 2-3 times a year, and each session begins with short statements by invited speakers who then lead the discussion.

The aims of the Choreographic Forum are:
– To bring together diverse participants (students, scholars, artists, dance enthusiasts) in an open and accessible discussion platform
– To promote a wide range of choreographic work crossing the boundaries of genre, scale, venue, etc.
– To help to shed light on the performances from different perspectives through inviting guest speakers from wide-ranging backgrounds
– To work in partnership with kindred organisations

These are voluntary positions.
The Society for Dance Research will make a contribution towards the cost of theatre tickets and travel.

Plans are underway for the live-streaming and video recording of future Choreographic Forum discussions, so as to increase their reach, longevity and impact.

We invite expressions of interest from individuals or teams of people, who wish to play a role in influencing and shaping the field of dance research through these events. Please send a brief statement (no more than 500 words) in which you outline how you plan to serve and broaden the membership of the Society for Dance Research through curating the Choreographic Forum discussion events.

Expressions of interest should be sent to societydanceresearch@gmail.com no later than Friday 28 September.