Eligibility: UK/EU graduates with the required entry requirements
Funding details: Bursary plus tuition fees (UK/EU)
Duration: Full-Time – between three and three and a half years fixed term
Application deadline: 16 October 2020
Interview dates: Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
Start date: January 2021
To find out more about the project, please contact Professor Sarah Whatley.
The Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) is a world leading research Centre that conducts research into a wide range of dance activities, many in collaboration with professional dance artists and organisations and much of it in partnership with other disciplines including, for example, cognitive psychologists, anthropologists, law experts, cultural heritage experts and programmers.
The Centre’s strength lies in promoting the importance of understanding the world and our place in it as embodied whether this is in the analysis of dance, the transformation of dance and performance through digital technologies, dance’s culture and history, dance pedagogies and research-informed teaching, practice-as-research, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, or inclusive dance practices and pedagogies.
Coventry University has a highly supportive provision through the Doctoral College, with skills training and research sharing opportunities such as research methods, presentation skills, and academic writing.
This project will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the Community Dance (CD) sector in the UK, and specifically examine how CD practitioners have adapted their practice and developed new ways to deliver sessions and maintain connections with their participants during lockdown.
CD is primarily participatory and is largely dependent on social interaction, often involving physical contact, through partner and group dancing. The impact of COVID-19 and social distancing has led to CD leaders and practitioners having to adapt their practice to find remote ways to maintain contact.
This project will investigate this impact through three interrelated enquiries:
Fully funded PhD studentship, which includes bursary plus tuition fees.
Training and Development
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
Candidates should have a good working knowledge of community dance in the UK.
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus an up to 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.Continue reading
|Title||Community dance in the UK: recovery and ‘re-socialisation’ for participation and engagement in dance in a post-pandemic era|
|Job location||Priory Street Coventry, CV15FB|
|Published||July 17, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 16, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Performing Arts,   Cognitive Psychology  |