ID guest issue Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal

Special issue : Independent Dance Training to be published July 2021

Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal champions a wide range of training initiatives, beyond the more traditional conservatoires and training colleges. Keen to carry on supporting the increasing visibility of forms and methods that do not fit neatly into recognised models, TDPT approached Independent Dance to guest-edit an issue of the journal exploring independent dance training.

The editorial team Heni Hale, Nikki Tomlinson, Gitta Wigro and Sara Reed invited international proposals from practitioners and academics to illuminate as broad a range of perspectives as possible, exploring how artists create, practice and develop independent training forms, and what current practitioners consider important.

Submissions were invited in a range of formats, from scholarly peer reviewed articles to shorter pieces including essays, ‘postcards’ of up to 200 words, visual essays and book reviews.

In this issue, we aim to chart inspiring alternative training routes that can embrace diverse body capabilities and cognitive/sensory modalities.

There are also many cases where formal training may not be available in a particular cultural or historical form of dance; we are interested in training routes people create to develop less-mapped forms and pathways.

The call for proposals has now closed.

This special issue of TDPT journal is due to be published in July 2021

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