Symposium Schedule

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Online symposium March 12-13 and 19-20, 2021. All events are 75 minutes.
Registration has closed.
Click on highlighted sessions below for presenter bios and available recordings.


Friday, March 12
5pm LA / 8pm NYC / 1am (13/3) London / 12pm (13/3) Sydney
Opening Remarks by Harmony Bench
Roundtable: TikTok and short-form screendance before and after Covid, moderated by Alexandra Harlig
Presenters: Crystal Abidin, Trevor Boffone, Kelly Bowker, Colette Eloi, Chuyun Oh, Pamela Krayenbuhl

Saturday, March 13
9am LA / 12pm NYC / 5pm London / 4am (14/3) Sydney
Roundtable: After quarantine: The future of screendance, moderated by Omari ‘Motion’ Carter
Presenters: Sandra Maduoma, Antoine Marc, Vilma Tihilä, Alice Underwood, James Williams

11am LA / 2pm NYC / 7pm London / 6am (14/3) Sydney
Paper Panel 1: Space, Place, and Intimacy
Paper presenters: Hetty Blades, Claire Loussouarn, Archer Porter
Lightning talks: Catherine Cabeen, Jo Cork

(Please note: USA daylight savings begins)

Friday, March 19
5pm LA / 8pm NYC / 12am (20/3) London / 11am (20/3) Sydney
Paper Panel 2: Seeing and Being Seen on Both Sides of the Screen
Paper presenters: Francesca Ferrer-Best, Siobhan Murphy
Lightning talks: Elena Benthaus, Maïko LeLay, Kathryn Logan, madison moore

Saturday, March 20
9am LA / 12pm NYC / 4pm London / 3am (21/3) Sydney
Roundtable: Screendance festivals and online audiences, moderated by Harmony Bench
Presenters: Gabri Christa, Yolanda M. Guadarrama, Cara Hagan, Kelly Hargraves, Marisa Hayes

11am LA / 2pm NYC / 6pm London / 5am (21/3) Sydney
Paper Panel 3: Multiplicity, Connectivity, and the More than Human
Paper presenters: Callum Anderson, Tria Blu Wakpa & Kate Mattingly, Dara Milovanovic
Lightning talks: Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram, As a group: Elisa Frasson, Marisa Hayes, Marco Longo, Ariadne Mikou, and Katja Vaghi

Closing Remarks by Alexandra Harlig


New post-symposium event: Tea with the International Journal of Screendance Editorial Board
Saturday, March 20 immediately following the symposium

In the spirit of the desire to continue as a vibrant and relevant contributor to the field of screendance, members of the current editorial board of the International Journal of Screendance warmly invite you to take part in a conversation. We would love to hear from you about what you would like to read, see, and write about in future volumes of the Journal. We are also reviewing the constitution of the Editorial Board after a decade of steering the journal, and we are interested to hear from those who would like to contribute to the direction of the journal. As a start, you can post ideas and suggestions for themes, issues, hot topics, different approaches etc. on the symposium jam board (will be linked in the symposium chat) or bring them directly to the session. The members of the board will also be offering some provocations to kick-start the event, and we hope that this will lead to a lively discussion and envisioning of possibilities for the future of the Journal and your involvement in it.