School of Music and Performing Arts
Canterbury Christ Church University
Embodied Practice and Performance in the Arts

A two day interdisciplinary conference exploring embodiment across arts research, practice and performance.

Dates: Thursday 5th April and Friday 6th April 2018.
Venue: Anselm Studios, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, UK.
Cost: £60 per day £100 for the two days. Lunch and refreshments are included.

This conference will offer opportunities to examine the body in arts and the art of the body. Discussions will highlight contexts, complexities and contradictions in the ways in which bodies are viewed and valued. Central are body(ies) as paramount in creating and experiencing the arts, as biological, phenomenological, sociological, pedagogical and philosophical.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute presentations, as practice, performance or paper, related to embodied practice and performance in the arts.

Topics for consideration might include (but are not limited to):
Embodied experiences
Embodied identity(ies) in the arts or specific disciplines or techniques
Embodied performer(s) in the arts
Embodied pedagogies/learning
Embodied methods of research and/or making
Embodied knowledge in the arts
Embodied choreography(ies)
Embodied technologies
Embodied narratives/cultures

Please e-mail a 300 word proposal plus a 50 word biography to Sarah Beaglehole by Friday 9th February.
For further information please email:

Decisions regarding the status of submitted proposals will be made and communicated as quickly as possible following the submission deadline.