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Body, Movement and Dance in Global Perspective

An International Conference

國際會議 • 舞影‧動身心

24–26 July 2008

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Kowloon, Hong Kong

Conference Program

Co-organized and sponsored by
Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, USA
Institute for Cross-Cultural Research, United International College
Robert Wood Dance-New York Inc.

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Thursday, 24 July
7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   [Optional–Join Local Early Bird Moving Practices in the Park]
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.   Registration and Coffee
ACC Lobby Jockey Club Academic Community Centre, Madam
Chan Wu Wan Kwai SCE Tower
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.   OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
Prof. Tsoi, Vice President, Hong Kong Baptist University
ACC 109 Jockey Club Academic Community Centre, Madam
Chan Wu Wan Kwai SCE Tower
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.   Keynote Address

David Best, University of Wales, Swansea, U.K.
The Social Mind
1:00 p.m.­–2:00 p.m.   Lunch [Renfrew Restaurant, 3rd Floor, David C. Lam Building]
2:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  

Paper Session 

Holly C. Fairbank, Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts and Education, New York
Multiple Meanings, Layers of Intent: Efforts to Preserve Minority Dances in China during the 1980s

Minako Nakamura, Department of Performing Arts, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Developing a Digital Archive of the Works of Ms. Tastue Sata, a Leading Japanese Creator of Modern Ballet

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.    Tea/Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Presentation

Drid Williams, United International College, Zhuhai
Sylvia Glasser's 'Tranceformations'
5:00 p.m.    Siesta/Break [ask for a 6:30 p.m. wake-up call!]
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.   CONFERENCE BANQUET
[Renfrew Restaurant, 3rd Floor, David C. Lam Building]

After Dinner Film Screenings - Professor Paul Hockings, United International College, Zhuhai
Qian Shou Guan Yin [Kwan-yin with Thousands of Hands 千手觀音 Seasons of Migration
ACC 109 Jockey Club Academic Community Centre, Madam
Chan Wu Wan Kwai SCE Tower
Friday, 25 July
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.    Keynote Address

Rachel Fensham, University of Surrey, England, U.K.
Local, National, Global Perspectives: The 'Difficult' Interpretation of Indigenous Dance on the Global Stage
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.    Panel Session:
Cultural Knowledge or Corporeal Knowledge?
Analyses, Interpretations, and Reproductions of Indigenous Movement Systems in Taiwan

Chao, Chifang, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

Tsai, Li-Hua, Taipei Physical Education College, Taiwan
From Field to Stage: A Choreographer's Study of Taiwanese Indigenous Dances

Wang, Yunyu, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
The Application of LMA in Analyzing Indigenous Dances in Taiwan

Chao, Chifang, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Movement as the Metaphor of Culture: Toward the Embodied Approach of Analyzing Indigenous Culture in Taiwan
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.    Lunch [Renfrew Restaurant, 3rd Floor, David C. Lam Building]
2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.    Paper Session

Beth Marks, Department of Disability and Human Development,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Applying Critical Theory to Interpret Conceptualizations of Health among
Persons with Disabilities

Zang, Yuli (Amy), School of Nursing, Shandong University, China
An Investigation of the Need for Sign Language in Chinese Hospitals

Piao, Shu-Chi, National Ping-Tung University of Education/Cloud Gate Dance School, Taiwan
We Are the Most Matched Partners: Parent-child Interactive Experiences as Mediated through Bodily Activities
3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.   Tea/Coffee Break
4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.   Round Table Discussion with David Best

An informal opportunity for further discussion with Dr. Best
about his keynote address
5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.   Siesta/Supper Break
8:15 p.m.–9:50 p.m.  

Premiere Performance

The Pearl Sea Movement Exploration
Robert Wood Dance - New York Inc

來自紐約的創新舞動探索演出 : 海上明珠

10:00 p.m.    Postperformance Reception, AC Hall Lobby
Sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU
Saturday, 26 July
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Keynote Address

Charles Varela, University of Illinois, USA
The Pioneering Moment of Drid Williams
11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.   Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Paper Session

Adrianna Pegorer, Independent Researcher, AdagioBrio Dance Company,   London, U.K.
Performing Gender: Tango in the Milongas of Buenos Aires

Baker, Richard Stanley, United International College, Zhuhai
Interrogating Sacred Space

Yong, Sheenru, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Creating Contemporary Ritual: The Choreographic Approaches of Anna Halprin and Lin Lee-Chen
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Lunch [Fine Cuisine Restaurant, 10A Cambridge Road, Owner Association, Kowloon Tong, HK]
Sponsored by the HKBU Sociology Alumni Association

**Reconvene at Australian International School Hong Kong, Auditorium**
3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.    Lecture Demonstration

Mahua Mukherjee, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Guadiya Nritya: A Bengal School of Classical Dance
2:45 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   Lecture Demonstration

Shannon Mabra, Kwok-Sun Yuen, Winnie Wu--Sweden
The Evolution of 'House'
3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   Solo Performance

Holly C. Fairbank
3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.   Presentation and Discussion

Robert Wood, Robert Wood Dance - New York Inc.
Brenda Farnell, University of Illinois, USA
The Pearl Sea Project­–Choreography as Live Theoretical Practice

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