CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘ADAPTATION AND DANCE’ ONE-DAY CONFERENCE AT DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

The Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University has released a call for papers for their ‘Adaptation and Dance’ conference, to be held on Wednesday 2nd March, 2016. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

-        Fairy and folk tale ballet adaptations

-        The history of ballet adaptations

-        Modern dance and classical ballet interpretations of literary works

-        Key choreographers as adaptors

-        The idea of the choreographer as ‘auteur’

-        Dance adaptations of novels and poems

-        Stardom, celebrity and dance adaptations

-        Shakespeare and ballet

-        Genres of dance adaptation

-        The theoretical underpinnings of Adaptation Studies in relation to dance

It is hoped that selected papers will form an edited collection. Proposals (between 50–100 words) and a brief biographical note should be sent to Elinor Parsons (eparsons@dmu.ac.uk) and Hila Shachar (hila.shachar@dmu.ac.uk) by 6th November 2015. Hope to see you there!