Conference on dance research

Dance research and its institutional background in social and culture context

Institute of Choreology opens its first annual international conference dedicated to Prof. Bozena Brodska, dance historian and founding figure of Czech dance theory and choreology, on the occasion of the centenary of her birth.

Date: 7th October 2022

Venue: Galerie Hudební a taneční fakulty Akademie múzických umění v Praze, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1, 118 00. Online stream and hybrid format through MS Teams.

Registration form here:




for donwload PDF:  Abstract brochure




for donwload PDF:  Abstract brochure


Preliminary conference programme

Friday 7. 10. 2022


Registration, coffee


Lucie Hayashi

Making the Dance Research Visible – Insititutionalization andpopularization

in person


Kristián Kohút

Research Center of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

in person


Ivica Liszkayová

Projects of the Research Center in cooperation with the Dance Department The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava since 2011



coffee break


Daniela Stavělová

Ethnochoreology in the context of academic research: benefits, challenges and limits

in person


Nicoleta Demian

Romanian Dance Research between Creation, Theory and Freedom of Expression

in person


Zdravko Ranisavljević

Ethnochoreology and its academic education at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (Serbia)



coffee break


Dorota Gremlicová

Choreology: In search for a distinctive scholarly approach to dance

in person


Sille Kapper-Tiisler

Thematic and methodological trends in the research on Estonian traditional dance



Laura Kolačkovská

The benefits of anthropological approaches to dance research



lunch break


Sofia Caballero

The scientific dissemination of dance: a performance-lecture from Jone San Martín and María Auxiliadora Gálvez (COAM, Madrid, 2019).

in person


Rose Breuss

Notational Studies - Danced movements beyond the optico-practical space

in person


Yang Zhao

Participation in Scottish Country Dancing and the Covid Pandemic: A Blended Ethnography



coffee break


Josef Bartoš

A Cognitive Approach: New Perspective to Dance Studies?

in person


Hana Polanská

Dance between disciplines

in person


Eva Priečková

Dance education as a polyphonic experience



coffee break


Daniela Machová

Struggles of Dance Researchers based in the Czech Republic

in person


Katja Vaghi

Integration and growing deep roots for the future

in person


Blanka Marková

The Analysis of Cultural Policies and Strategies in the Context of Contemporary Dance Public Support

in person


Czech traditional evening beer experience in the nearby


Saturday 8. 10. 2022

9.30-11.30          Commemorative brunch meeting dedicated to prof. Božena Brodská, dance historian and founding figure of Czech dance theory and choreology, on the occasion of the centenary of her birth.

                                Elvíra Němečková, Helena Kazárová, Ladislav Beneš, Choreology and Dance dpt graduates

12.00-14.00       Round table discussion on the needs and perspective of choreology and dance research hosted by Daniela Machová, in collaboration with Taneční aktuality – Czech Dance News Magazine

The Institute for Choreology of the Faculty of Music and Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague announces a call for papers for an international conference
Dance research and its institutional background in social and culture context.

The conference will be held in hybrid format on 7th October 2022 at the Gallery of the Faculty of Music and Dance, HAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Deadline for submissions and abstracts 30. 6. 2022.  The open call is already closed.

The conference focuses on the issues of economic aspects of the existence and practice of dance and its research in historical and contemporary perspectives, on the issues of the institutional background of dance research and the formative role of specific researchers. The conference is dedicated to Prof. Bozena Brodska, dance historian and founding figure of Czech dance science, on the occasion of the centenary of her birth. The Institute for Choreology organizes the conference within the research project Economic Aspects of Dance (researcher Mgr. MgA. Lucie Hayashi, Ph.D.).

In recent years, in the context of the changes in the artistic scene, digitalization and efforts to document, preserve and develop cultural heritage, the need for dance research based on an institutional background guaranteeing its professional conditions and quality, and thus its anchoring in the professional sphere, has increasingly come to the fore. Understanding the economic processes associated with dance and its research appears to be one of the determining factors influencing the integration of these two spheres into the organisational and economic structures of cultural policy in contemporary states. Sharing professional perspectives on this issue in an international context can reveal, in addition to local specificities, the general features of the shaping of the relationship between dance, its scientific reflection and economic and cultural policy structures, and thus provide guidance for strategies to shape the relationship between these spheres in practice.

Suggested thematic areas:

  1. Economic aspects of the existence and practice of dance, its social and theoretical reflection and research
  2. The popularization of dance research, the position and function of dance history and theory in society
  3. Trends in dance research (researched and neglected topics, preferred and oppressed methodologies)
  4. Personalities and their role in the formation of dance research

Papers focusing on other aspects of the conference theme are also welcome.

Individual papers have a time limit of 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion. In the case of personal participation, foreign speakers will be paid travel support in the form of per diems.  There will be a projection screen for sharing presentations including audio-video recordings and a flipchart. Please consult the conference organizer for any special technical requirements.

Please submit your registration form with contact details and an abstract of no more than 400 words by 30 June 2022. Please direct any questions to


Mgr. MgA. Lucie HAYASHI, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Dance, HAMU, 

prof. Mgr. Dorota GREMLICOVÁ, Ph.D., Head of the Institute of Choreology, HAMU, 

Organized by the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Faculty of Music and Dance, Institute for Choreology, Malostranské nám. 12, Prague 1, 118 00, Czech Republic.

Website and registration:

This conference is being held at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as part of the project Economic Aspects of Dance supported by the Institutional Support for the Long-Term Conceptual Development of a Research Organization granted by the Ministry of Education in 2021.