"Dance has always been a site for revolutionary ideas in motion. To commemorate the centennial of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising, Dance Research Forum Ireland (DRFI) – in partnership with New York University's Tisch Department of Dance, Tisch Department of Performance Studies, Steinhardt Dance Education, Glucksman Ireland House, and in association with Irish Arts Center – invites participation in its 6th biennial conference.
This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore themes related to rebellion in terms of movement and performativity. Topics may include, but are not limited to: How are narratives of selfhood and/or nationhood constructed, questioned, and reconstructed through performative socio-political and cultural practices? In what ways is the body a site of both remembering and re-imagining? How do performative practices enable community engagement and reflection during political and cultural crises? How does an embodied sense of place resonate in creative practice? In what ways do movement practices encourage the navigation of borders and/or re-inscription of boundaries - be they political, cultural, social, geographic, stylistic or historical?"