Edited by Katia Savrami, Choreologist, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras
Foreword by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Philosopher, Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon.
After seven years, corresponding to seven successful online issues of Choros International Dance Journal, a very fruitful collaboration and dialogue sprung between Greek and international dance scholars (editorial board members, reviewers and contributors). We thus came up with the idea of publishing an Anthology, entitled Dancing Dialogues, in two volumes, in 2019 and in 2020, based on a selection of articles from the 7 issues of Choros International Dance Journal. Indeed, we believe that these two volumes can significantly contribute to advancing Dance in both academic and socio-cultural terms.
Just as the first volume was described as “a book with an interdisciplinary approach at its core”, the second volume of Dancing Dialogues also carries the “dialogue” into further areas of research and theory, detailing the growing importance of interdisciplinary scholarship in Dance Studies. The sectional overview in the preface summarizes the contents of the volume, drawing on the authors’ own abstracts of their articles, as published in Choros International Dance Journal. The volume is thus structured in two thematic sections: Section 1 covers various aspects of “Dance Politics, Activism and Queerness”, whilst Section 2 consists of articles discussing key “Issues on Dance Education”.