dimanche 7 juin 2009

Costume Colloquium 2: Dress for Dance - 6-9 november 2010

Call for papers

Following the great success of the first Costume Colloquium (held in Florence 6-9 November 2008 and attended by over 315 participants from 26 countries with 39 presentations on 8 themes), there will be a second symposium in November 2010 on the subject of Dress for Dance.
Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance will explore interdisciplinary aspects of dance dress and costume, this multi-cultural mode of human expression, from a variety of practical, historical and creative perspectives. For four days (exact dates to be determined) participants will attend lectures, see demonstrations, have on-site visits as well as observe or participate in exclusive dance performances. This unique symposium will be of interest not only to costume and dance historians, costume designers, costume makes, museum curators, archivists, textile and costume conservators, dancers and dance re-enactors, etc., but also to students and members of the public with a desire to learn about dress for dance from the experts in the fields
As was the case for Costume Colloquium: A Tribute to Janet Arnold, the second edition will benefit from the collaboration of a number of prestigious national and international institutions who are supporting this new initiative. The topics covered will include the use of historic dress for re-enactment dances, and the interpretation of dance dress in documents and visual images, the creation of costumes employing traditional and contemporary materials and techniques and
their conservation and museum display, and they will incorporate both theoretical and practical perspectives on these subjects.
A wide variety of papers and presentations will provide participants with in-depth knowledge and new information about unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experiments related to the international, interdisciplinary and intercultural themes associated
with dress for dance.

For further information please write to dressfordance@costume-textiles.com or look the website : www.costume-textiles.com