Call for Papers: “Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni”, n.10, 2018

Due June 30, 2018

"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" is soliciting original contributions for its 10th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2018. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).

Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, D&R wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2018 issue. However, we are going to create special dossiers, focused on Dance Studies topical subjects, that require critical insights and greater research.

For the first time, we are opening a call for papers about a contemporary inquiry, both theoretical and practical, particularly applicable to Italy but also present in unique ways in other European countries. It is the phenomenon commonly called "Community Dance" or "Relational Dance", which is largely divided into two aspects nowadays: first as "dance for all" experiences, carried out in educational or social contexts with ordinary people of every age, ability, condition, and ethnicity, and aimed at re-evaluating and stimulating a community spirit through a common artistic experience; and second, as dancemakers trend of involving non-dancers into their creative processes and performances.

We would like to ask to international scholars, critics, and artists involved or interested in this topic to study and analyze documents, events/performances, thoughts, and practices from different points of view (sociological, cultural, aesthetic) to build a focused dossier that will be published in our D&R 2018 issue.

For the free topic section or the special dossier, we can accept articles focused on either contemporary and historical dance. The type of contributions we will accept range from historiography, to theory, to reviews, and should incorporate an extensive use of research tools deriving from interrelated disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and pedagogy. The paper should be written in either Italian, French, or English, and the length should be between 25,000 and 60,000 characters, including spaces.

We also encourage the submission of already published articles and translations, provided that they are in the public domain or are accompanied by permission from the copyright holders.

Finally, applicants are welcome to submit bibliographies on particular topics in the dance field (e.g. concerning specific disciplines, dance practices, dancers, and choreographers). Each bibliography should be accompanied by a critical introduction.

Authors must submit licenses for all works requiring them with the manuscritpt. That includes permissions that may be needed to reproduce material created by other people, including images and text quotations.

Each article submission is blind reviewed by two international dance scholars, who can make one of the following judgments: a) positive; b) positive, with request for changes; c) negative. In any case, authors will receive an evaluation sheet.

Submissions must be written according to the editorial guidelines ( and emailed to: Contributions must be accompanied by an abstract and the author’s CV (each text should consist of 500 characters maximum, including spaces).

The submission deadline for this issue is the 30th of June 2018. Contributions submitted after the deadline will be delayed to the next issue.

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