PoP Moves Symposium

29 October 2011

CCSR, alongside the Institute for Performing Arts Development (IPAD), Roehampton University, Kingston University, De Montfort University, University of Chichester and the Society for Dance Research present, PoP Moves, the annual popular dance studies symposium.

This year, PoP Moves is promising to be an exciting international event. The theme, “Amplifying movement: New directions in popular dance studies,” has drawn interest and submissions from the UK, Germany, France, USA, Canada and beyond.

Programme: The programme is available here: popmoves2011program. The day (29th October 2011) will begin with registration at 9am and end at 6pm (tbc).

VENUE CHANGE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our venue for the event has been changed. We will now be meeting at the Docklands campus of the University of East London (University Way, E16 2RD). This is located beside the “Cyprus” station on the DLR. See the Docklands campus map here. For further details on the venue change click here: Amplifying Movement IMP INFO

Registration: The cost for the symposium day is £15 per person (£12 for students, £13 for Society of Dance Research members) and this will include refreshments and a light lunch catered by Driftwood Cafe. This fee is for both delegates and anyone choosing to attend this event. PoP Moves is open to the public. If you are planning to attend the event, please send a confirmation e-mail to popmoves2011@gmail.com. This is important so we have a proper estimate on numbers for catering.

Speaker confirmation: If your abstract has been accepted for the symposium and you have yet to confirm your attendance, please contact Mary Fogarty at popmoves2011@gmail.com. (The deadline for submissions is now closed. See the CFP here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/hss/news/events/PoPMovesCFP2011.pdf)


Hotels: There are many hotels located in the vicinity of “Canary Wharf” which is near to Trinity Buoy Wharf.

The closest hotel to TBW is the Radisson Edwardian New Providence Hotel, located at 5 Fairmont Avenue, London England (close to London City Airport).


Hotel IBIS London Docklands located on Baffin Way off Preston Road, walking distance from TBW: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-2177-ibis-london-docklands/index.shtml


St. Christopher’s Inn located in Greenwich, not far from Canary Wharf and Trinity Buoy Wharf, is offering a deal right now on rooms. They are also near to Laban’s library for those interested in doing some research while visiting London: http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/london-hostels/london/greenwich

Special Requests: If you wish to participate in practical workshops, bring comfortable clothes for dancing as well as clean indoor trainers (sneakers, running shoes, etc.) for urban dance workshops that are being planned (tbc).

For further information please contact Mary Fogarty at popmoves2011@gmail.com: