9:00 – 9:30     Registration

9:30 – 9:45     Welcome

Carole-Anne Upton, Steffi Sachsenmaier and Noyale Colin

9:45 – 10:30    KEYNOTE 1 – Simon Murray

Lightness of touch: politics and embodiment in collaboration

10:30 –11:45   SESSION 1

                        PATH A - Anonymity, secrecy and privacy: collaborative ethics

Alexandra Kolb

Steve Fossey
A Collaborative of Anonymities

Stuart Tait
                        Molecular Collaboration

PATH B* - Inequalities, identities and (dis)abilities
            BSL interpretation

Jane Carr
Collaboration as a site of Intertwining: Re-considering the embodied interrelationships between dancer, choreographer and audience

Pedro de Senna, Caroline Bowditch and David Bower
Nothing about us without us: collaborations between disabled and non-disabled practitioners

11:45 – 12:15  Coffee

12:15 – 1:45    SESSION 2

                        PATH A - Choreographic pluralities

Freddie Opoku-Addaie/ Jorge Crecis/ Mary Anne Hushlak/ Stephanie Schober
                        Dance Games

                        Jo Breslin and Jill Cowley
                        Collaborative  Choreography: An Approach to Making 

Tuuli Tahko
Collaboration through communication: dancers and choreographers at work

Mariella Greil and Martina Ruhsam
Postconsensual collaboration. A shared lecture on plurality and the choreographic

PATH B - Labour and the Collective
BSL interpretation

Eugenie Pastor
Being Oneself Collectively: An exploration of the construction of collective virtuosity in the work of Little Bulb Theatre

Noyale Colin
                        Collaboration as a Mode of Labour: A Post-Marxist Perspective

Tim Jeeves
                        The gift of the Author

Arabella Stanger
                        John Cage’s 1952 event and the politics of collaborative autonomy

1:45 – 2:45      LUNCH

PLUS installations (throughout the day):
Skrypt - Writing-Dancing presented by Choreographic Lab (Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow)
I’ll take you with me - Solo performance intervention by Angela Woodhouse and Henrietta Hale
‘Heroin’ to Heroines - Fugitive Images’ collaborative film screening by David Roberts
S-5 in the drivers cab of history – Film installation by Adrian Palka
Glitching – Digital installation by Beverley Hood

2:45 – 3:30      KEYNOTE 2 – Rosemary Butcher and Susan Melrose. A dialogue.
Just in time: collaborative memory work and judgement in dance-making practices

3:30 – 5:00      SESSION 3

                        PATH A - Cultures and communities

Ola Johansson
Beyond Vice

LeighTredger and Mark James Hamilton
Cross-cultural adoption: The Politics and Metaphysics of Being Between Worlds

Campbell Edinborough
Treading On Fine Lines: budo and the development of democratic presence

Ailsa Richardson
Collaborative Performance pedagogy and the re-thinking of community and its working/unworking

PATH B - Cross/Inter/Multi? Working within and across boundaries
            BSL interpretation

Stefanie Sachsenmaier
Work Me Out! Spontaneous Combustion, Remote Collaboration – Researching into various collaborative set-ups in performance-making

Point and Place
                        Exposing the collaborative process of Point and Place: a score

Jo Scott and Dreidre McLaughin
Divergence/Convergence: Reflective on digital Interactivity and the Construction of Self in Collaborative Processes

Sara Giddens and Simon Jones (Bodies in Flight)
                        Forcing and Dwelling

5:00 – 5:15     COFFEE

5:15 – 6:00     PLENARY PANEL with wine
                       Rosemary Butcher, Emilyn Claid, Mark Franko, Josephine Machon, Simon Murray,
                       Pedro de Senna, Carole-Anne Upton

6:00               PERFORMANCE
                      Gerard Bell and Karen Christopher (Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects)
                      So Below

                      * British Sign Language interpretation is provided for Path B


  1. I would very much like to join you. As I am in Western Australia, is there any possibility you will be streaming live?

  2. Sorry, we won't be able to offer live streaming during the symposium but we will disseminate documentation after the event

    Best wishes

  3. Hello! When would it be possible to get hold of the documentation from the event? I am in the process of researching into an aspect of collaborative practice for my MA and would love to be able to read some of the transcripts/essays etc. Regards, Daliah

    1. The documentation is still in process I am afraid. If you tell me what aspect you are researching, I might be able to point you to some sources.