The Body in Mind: Reflections on Research Embodiment (Workshop, Oxford, 25 Feb 2015)

The Body in Mind: Reflections on Research Embodiment A Body and Being Network event Wednesday, 25 February, 5.30pm-7.00pm Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford The body can be messy, inconvenient and unpredictable. When you’re a scholar, the body can also be suspected of disrupting the research process. Academic cultures tend to negotiate the Read the full article…

“Le Traumatisme”: Performance at Vane Gallery (26 July 2014, Newcastle)

You are invited to ‘Le Traumatisme’ performance at Vane Gallery, Newcastle, on Saturday 26 July 8-10pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. This Push Push Practice performance event combines newly developed contemporary dance theatre, contemporary music, and cinematography, all inspired by the theme of trauma. For more information, click here.    

Undissolved (Performance, London, 17-18 July 2014)

‘Bodies never lie’ – Agnes de Miller Visual Art and Performance. Presence and Absence. Though seemingly unrelated pairs of words, there is an intrinsic undercurrent of rhythm which connects practice based disciplines towards each other – this often brings out various connections, connotations, and inferences. All 12 artists exhibiting engage with this very undissolved threshold Read the full article…

Love & Sex AKA Per-Mission (St Aidan’s College, 10 March 2014)

Love and sex are complex matters. They carry profound personal and social significance. Our understanding of love and sex as objects of intellectual study straddles the social sciences, arts, humanities and sciences. Despite the multiple perspectives offered by these disciplines, much exceeds exploration by traditional academic means.. Love & Sex aka Per-Mission is a ground Read the full article…

Space and Place in the Health Humanities, plus a Masterclass on the Geography of a Dance Intervention – Prof Sarah Atkinson (Seminar, Edinburgh, 23 Jan 2014)

The sixth Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass will be on Thursday 23 January 2014. Prof Sarah Atkinson, Deptartment of Geography, Durham University. Co-Director of Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing, Wolfson Research Institute, and Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanities Public Seminar: Space and Place in the Health and Medical Humanities Thursday 23 January 2014, 3:30-5:00pm The Old Library, Read the full article…

A Sense of Anatomy (Dance Theatre, November 29-30 2013, Gulbenkian Centre, University of Hull)

A Sense of Anatomy November 29-30 2013 Gulbenkian Centre, University of Hull This piece of dance-theatre explores what it means to possess, move and be a body. The work results from a collaboration between staff and students from the University of Hull, Hull York Medical School and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. The body Read the full article…

Sex, gender, sexualities, sexual health; dance & social science: An Invitation to Collaborate

Simon Forrest, Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health writes: This is an invitation to join in a collaboration with the dance company State of Emergency  in the development of new performance piece, Per:mission, focusing on issues around sex, gender, sexualities and sexual health and targeted at young people. The interface Read the full article…

Using Dance as an Intervention: Can dance help prevent and decrease psychological and health-related problems among young women?

Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, writes: Despite the alarmingly high rates of disordered eating on US college campuses, very few prevention efforts have been successful. The evidence is clear that women’s bodies are intimately linked to well-being and Read the full article…

Ordinary Wars: Transition, Weddings, Wives, Choreography and Research

Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, writes: In November 2012, I had the pleasure of participating in the Times of Transition Workshop, sponsored by the Centre for Medical Humanities and the Institute of Advanced Study. I spoke about timing Read the full article…

Geography, Art & Dance: Conference of Irish Geographers sessions (Galway, 16-18 May 2013)

As part of the Conference of Irish Geographers, and as a collaboration between the Space and Place Research Collaborative and Galway Dance Days, we are hosting a series of performances, workshops, and discussions across the fields of geography, art and dance, and interrogating various creative and embodied research practices. Session themes include ‘Place-Based Artistic Work’, Read the full article…