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Unravelling Repertoire: Histories, Pedagogies and Practices (Brisbane)

20/01/2018 09:00 AM - 21/01/2018 05:30 PM

Unravelling Repertoire: Histories, Pedagogies and Practices   (Brisbane)
The conference seeks to bring together dance professionals, educators and researchers, including dance teachers, lecturers, repetiteurs and notators, historians, musicologists and scholars, from across a variety of dance disciplines and forms to discuss the role, function, and impact of repertoire in the contexts of dance as art, education, culture, and history.

Following the success of the 2016 Sydney conference Dance Teaching for the 21st Century: Practice and Innovation, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) continues to bring together stakeholders from the fields of dance performance, pedagogy and education. The RAD is committed to leading and innovating dance teacher education and training, particularly as it nears its Centenary anniversary in 2020.  In this second conference, Unravelling Repertoire: Histories, Pedagogies and Practices, will explore the role and value of dance repertoire. In today’s eclectic dance ecology, how do repertory works from past and current times inform our understanding of dance? How do different stakeholders engage with the concept of ‘repertoire’ in order to shape the way we learn and teach dance, and ensure that dance heritage is sustained? 

The Conference aims to address:

  • The role of repertoire in various educational, professional, historical and cultural context including: Higher Educational, professional and pre-professional, recreational and research settings
  • Repertoire as resources for research as embodied practices in pedagogies for dance, education and training
  • Current and past local models of repertoire practices in pedagogies for dance, education and training
  • Exploration of technologies for the management of learning and teaching of dance repertoire
  • Understanding the value of restaging, revising and reconceptualising repertory works as sources of histories, practices and pedagogies
  • The role of repetiteurs, notators, dance dance foundations and organisations to support and facilitate the sustaining of dance heritage
  • Repertoire as currency for local and global practices in established and emerging dance forms including: ballet, contemporary dance, tap cultural dance, Indigenous dance, Broadway and musicals, popular dance forms such as street dance, social and folk dance, site specific or environmental work
  • Approaches for inclusive pedagogies in dance teaching including: dance for older participants, young adults and children


QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

MORE information

Welcome, registration and opening night cocktail party Friday 19 January 2018
Conference opens Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018

Contact Kathy Baykitch at RAD Australia on + 61 2 9380 1905 or  for more information

Call for papers

Now open Please click here  to download more information
Closing Friday 1 September 2017


Members                   $450* includes opening night cocktail party
Student Members      $400* includes opening night cocktail party
Non Members            $525** includes opening night cocktail party
1 day rate                  $300 excludes opening night cocktail party

*Member presale and early bird discounts available.

Bookings are now open for RAD members in a Members' only presale until 31st August. Log in to the Members' Area of our website here for the presale code.

Bookings then open to the general public from 1 September at an Early bird rate until 1 October 2017


For RAD Registered Teachers, attending both days is equal to 20 hours CPD, 10 hours Time-valued and 10 hours independent, and attending one day is equal to 10 hours of Time-valued CPD for the Membership Year 2017/18


Host venue partner QUT Square

Artwork: Waltz of the Flowers by Jan Brown.

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