Current and recent research projects
Here is a selection of current and research research projects within the Centre for Dance Research. Follow the links to discover more about each project.
- Dance for Parkinson's
Dr Sara Houston researches the benefits of dancing for people with Parkinson's disease, in collaboration with English National Ballet's Dance for Parkinson's programme.
- Dramaturgy at Work
Dr Efrosini Protopapa's collaborative project with Dr Konstantina Georgelou (Utrecht) and Dr Danae Theodoridou (Groningen) addresses contemporary European perspectives on and practices of dramaturgy.
- Falling Through Dance
This cross-disciplinary research project led by Professor Emilyn Claid explores physical, metaphorical and psychological significances of falling.
- Harmonica Breakdown
This AHRC-funded project explored how dynamic media can more clearly communicate a dance. It captured Jane Dudley's solo Harmonica Breakdown (1938) using motion capture/3D visualisation technologies as well as Laban Movement Analysis.
- Stravinsky the Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Igor Stravinsky
This online database compiled by Professor Stephanie Jordan and Dr Larraine Nicholas records over a thousand dances to the music of Igor Stravinsky.
- What Exactly is a Dance?
Dr Anna Pakes asks what dance works are, from philosophical and historical perspectives, developing an ontology of dances and choreographic works.
- Dance Performances in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Dr Carine Plancke, postdoctoral research fellow 2014-2015, examined the current revitalisation of Rwandan dances in connection with the country's post-genocide endeavour to construct a new national identity
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