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DANCEHOUSE DIARY CALLOUT ISSUE #8

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Deadline: 16 February 2015


WHAT THE BODY CAN DO
DANCE AND ETHICS

According to Felix Guattari, ethics and aesthetics go hand in hand. Why ethics? Because individually, and together, we are responsible for the future. Why aesthetics? Because everything, even tradition, has to be continually reinvented.

To what extent then is the aesthetic domain affected by ethical concerns? If dance is an interactive, relational practice of innovation, then it will by its very nature be subject to ethical forces and concerns. Ethical notions of responsibility need not be posed in terms of dogmatic morality (rules and responsibilities) but may be thought corporeally, in terms of force, fluctuation, power, and affect. In short, the ethical is already implicated within the domain of dance simply because we dance. It is found in the tactile flow of information, from one body to another. It is implicated in the choice to empower one kind of dance, one domain, one body type over another.

In that sense, ethics is always political.

For this issue of the Dancehouse Diary, we invite contributions that address the notion of ethics within and in relation to the moving body, in all its permutations and combinations. Authors may want to look at issues of training, innovation, relations between bodies, including the body politic, or muse upon the ethical dimensions of making art or the moral conventions of what is conveyed with art. 

What you should submit:

We are looking for articles which are innovative, challenging and experimental responses to above editorial theme.

Your contributions should be:

- 1000 word limit (max.), with biographic references or annotations included if appropriate (and not part of word count) - 100 word biography of contributors
- a single A4 page CV

We also accept visual responses (drawings, photos).
If submitting a visual response, images should be at print quality (300dpi, preferably jpeg or tiff formats), including credits for the image.

PROCESS

You will be informed of the response to your proposal via email by February 18th, 2015.

Your contributions will be considered by the board of editors, and in exceptional situations may be subject to changes, which will be sent to the contributor for final review.

Successful contributors will NOT be remunerated.

All submissions and editorial enquiries should be emailed to: diary@dancehouse.com.au