Conferences / Annual Conference

Dance and the Social City


June 14 – June 17, 2012
The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

SDHS welcomed scholars and artists from across the globe as we considered histories and narratives of dance and the social city. History was defined in the broadest possible way and includes a wide range of research methodologies, interpretive approaches, and analytic techniques.

Trisha Brown Dance Company, Roof Piece, 1971/2011

Meeting in the City of Brotherly Love affords us the opportunity to consider the rich traditions of social dance and performance inspired by one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. We rethought the multiple meanings of social and city: urban identities, dance as a site of social exchange, historical and contemporary iterations of dance and city planning.