Conferences / Special Topics Conference

Tactical Bodies: The Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects

April 18 – April 20, 2013
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Tactical Bodies will interrogate the possibilities and problematics of choreographic analysis. Choreographers, dance researchers and others have extended the concept of choreography to works that do not necessarily involve danced movement, challenging the assumption that choreography must relate to dance and vice versa.

In scholarly and other projects, the value of choreography as an approach and a means of analysis has been demonstrated across cultural sites as well as in a variety of disciplinary domains. Yet interdisciplinary exchange is rare both because of the manner in which the academic disciplines are organized in the institution, and because of the marginal position that dance has historically held as an art form and area of study.