5 March 2021 13:01

A call for contributions for our fourth international conference

Following the success of Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds (2020), Royal Academy of Dance Australia is delighted to announce its fourth conference, Dance and Dance Education in an Age of Interconnectivity. The conference aims to bring together and connect teachers, practitioners, scholars and innovators from the fields of dance, education, research, science and technology for an engaging and stimulating programme.

With the coronavirus pandemic fundamentally changing the way we live and learn, the paradigms of dance and dance education have changed significantly.  The need for social distancing has caused the separation of student and educator and performer and audience, forging new ways of learning, practicing and teaching and initiating potential for greater interconnectivity now and into the future.

Streamed performances, use of digital platforms for online teaching, increased access to global archives, sharing of resources and virtual collaborations have brought about immense change to dance and dance education practices leading to increased interconnectivity on a global scale. We are seeking contributions in the form of in person and digital lectures, panel and roundtable discussions, practical demonstrations and workshops to address themes associated with Dance and Dance Education in an Age of Interconnectivity.

The call for contributions closes on Wednesday 30th June 2021. Find out more here or contact conference2022@rad.org.au.

Photo: Kotomi Narai at the 2014 Genée International Ballet Competition semi-final by Marc Haegeman