2021 Virtual Conference & Festival Assembly
Ecologies Of and Through the Body
April 22-29, 2021
WDA-America Board Members strongly condemn the violence and ongoing harassment directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. As dance and movement practitioners with a long-standing relationship to our Asian Pacific partner organization WDA-AP, we express our solidarity with the communities affected. (read more)
World Dance Alliance Americas (WDAA) is an independent, non-profit, non-political, and non-religious member-driven organization. It is part of the larger World Dance Alliance including the Asia-Pacific Network and other global regions.
World Dance Alliance
Provides information, advocacy, and communication for dance organizations and individuals;
Offers a forum for the exchange of ideas, information expertise, and resources in all areas of dance;
Encourages an awareness of, access to, and understanding of dance as an art, ritual, traditional expression, and as a leisure-time activity in diverse communities throughout the world;
Encourages the protection of dance repertoire in all dance forms by preservation in notation, film, and other media; and
Supports the work of existing dance organizations and collaborates with other groups in related disciplines.
The Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS) is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field. Articles featured in JEDS are selected through a double-blind review process by international reviewers with strong publishing records and established expertise in diverse fields of dance. Articles are selected based on their originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).
The Digital Dance Concert aims to offer a virtual platform for choreographers, companies, and dance filmmakers to present, promote, and disseminate their work. Selected dance-for-camera works are featured online through a digital dance concert format on our website and are also presented at WDA Assemblies. Each submission is reviewed by governing members of the WDA and/or qualified professionals in the field of dance and evaluated based on demonstrated use of the camera that highlights the dance differently from live performance, such that the dance cannot be viewed in the same way outside of the film. Selected works will demonstrate inventiveness and originality, cohesiveness and clarity of artistic intention, quality of choreography, performance, cinematography, and editing in relationship to the stated artistic intent.
The International Young Choreographers Project (IYCP) is sponsored by World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific and the Chinlin Foundation. IYCP is a three-week residency in Taiwan for emerging choreographers held every other year in July. Eight emerging choreographers are chosen through an adjudicated process: 3 from Taiwan, 3 from the Asia Pacific region, one from WDA-Americas and one from WDA-Europe. Pre-professional dancers in Taiwan form a “company” of young artists with whom choreographers work.