Call for Scholarly Gatherings

We invite proposals for Scholarly Gatherings of papers, panel discussions, project dialogues, dance research workshops, lecture demonstrations, workshops, posters/installations and Pecha Kucha that address the Panpapanpalya 2018 core themes: dance, gathering, generations, learning and related sub-themes: community, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and which might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

  1. What issues and aspirations inform access to dance for all from early childhood and across the lifespan?
  2. How might we learn from dance traditions and diverse perspectives for sustainable and peaceful living?
  3. How can we explore innovative ways forward that address UNESCO’s aims for quality, inclusive and lifelong dance teaching and learning?
  4. How may dance connect with and learn from different disciplines?
  5. How should we advocate for dance across wide-ranging teaching and learning contexts?

Proposals for Panpapanpalya 2018 are invited for the following program areas:

Papers: 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion and may include a mix of oral/physical/digital presentation.

Panel discussions: can be three-five presenters. Duration of each panel will be 60 or 90 minutes depending on the number of presenters (divided into 10 minutes each presenter and 30 minutes for group discussion)

Project dialogues: presenters will be paired with a complementary presenter by the organising committee and will have 15 minutes for presentation each and 15 minutes for a shared discussion. The focus can be on any kind of project: teaching, performance, cultural.

Dance research workshops: focus on participatory practice and research. Abstract needs to specify target group/s, the timeframe (within 60-90 minutes) and how the workshop will involve the audience and for what purpose.

Workshops: consist of a practical session 60-90 minutes aimed at dancers with or without conventional training and may target beginners or advanced movers as well as mixed ability groups. Abstracts must specify the timeframe and for whom the workshop is suitable. Workshops provide congress participants with an opportunity to experience the expertise of selected teachers in terms of dance practice and dance making. Please note that the congress facilities cannot guarantee specialized equipment (mats, physio balls, etc.) for use in classes. Details about music technology will be provided at a later date.

Lecture demonstration: may run either 60 or 90 minutes. Please explain how the lecture will integrate demonstration and for what purpose, the length of the presentation, requirements for space, audio-visual requirements, and appropriate attire. Lecture-demonstrations aimed at the general public or non-dance-specific communities are welcome but should be specified as such in the proposal.

Poster/installations: can be two or three dimensional, interactive installations, a speaker’s corner etc. Please describe your idea and technical requirements in the abstract. Timeslots for presentations will be allocated in the program.

Pecha Kucha: concise presentations using the 20×20 format: 20 images for 20 seconds each (approximately 6 minutes in total). Presentations should be prepared in Powerpoint or equivalent software. Images may either advance automatically or manually but must adhere to the time limit.

Key dates

24 April 2017: Open call for proposals

9 October 2017: Submissions close

20 November 2017: Notification of acceptance

1 December 2017: Deadline for submission of revised proposals

18 December 2017: Final notification of acceptance by email

Written abstracts = 250 word maximum (not including bibliographical references)

Panel proposals are to be submitted by the panel chair in a 500 word maximum abstract which summarises the contribution of each panel member, accompanied by contact details and a 100 word biography of each panel member.

All abstracts will be double blind-reviewed by independent expert reviewers. Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria: clarity and quality (focus, purpose, content and format); relevance of content in relation to the congress theme/s; contribution to the field.

APA 6th Edition referencing style where required:

Graduate students and young professionals are urged to send in proposals for the project dialogues, workshops, Pecha Kucha and poster/installation categories.

Following the congress, selected papers, panels and project dialogues will be edited and published in publically accessible on-line proceedings.

The official language of Panpapanpalya 2018 is English, but support will be offered to non-English speakers where possible.

If you have a question about Scholarly Gatherings send an email to the Committee Administrator:

Click here for the call for Scholarly Gatherings document 

Once completed please send your abstract and Scholarly Gatherings document to by the closing date for submissions which is 9 October 2017.