Dance Performance Studies

A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 314

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
School of Creative Arts & Industries, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury CT1 1QU, UK
Interests: dance; performance; embodiment; practice-based; identity/ies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on “Dance Performance Studies” invites authors to submit their innovative research articles, both scholarly and practice-based, about research projects that integrate philosophies/methods of creating/making/artistry in practice, choreography and performance. The articles could examine, for example, technique(s), improvisation, performer training, analysis, performance research, historical/contemporary perspectives, digital arts, embodiment, intersectionality, identity/ies, impacts/implications and/or reflexivity. The work can also relate to various ways of presenting dance performance. Research-based dance performance projects can be a collaborative inquiry process that involves a team, including dance artists/dancers, choreographers, producers, researchers, and lighting/set designers, who collectively engage with a complex research topic in artistic, academic/educational, community, and/or digital learning spaces.

The aim is to publish a collection of submissions that appeal (equally) to researchers/academics, educators, artists, and community members, and we encourage/invite arts-based and/or participatory approaches to be emphasized when sharing your scholarly work. Single-authored and collaborative articles are welcome, as are interdisciplinary teams (with the emphasis on the dance performance).

Prof. Dr. Angela Pickard
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Arts is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • dance
  • performance
  • embodiment
  • practice-based
  • identity/ies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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