This interdisciplinary meeting will include talks, posters, dance workshops and evening performances, followed by social dancing.

The current conference timetable is now available [here]. The full conference programme, which includes full abstracts and further details about the posters, is available [here].

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Robert Dow (Gesture in Electroacoustic Composition)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mary Fogarty (Music and Dance Practice)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Prof. Stephanie Jordan (Dance Studies)
    Roehampton University, UK
  • Prof. Mercédès Pavlicevic (Community Music Therapy)
    Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre, UK
  • Prof. Dee Reynolds (Dance and Performance Studies)
    University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Daniel Stern (Developmental Psychiatry)
    University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. Vicky Karkou (Dance Therapy)
    Queen Margaret University, UK
  • Dr. Peter Keller (Neuroscience of Movement)
    Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Dr. Sophia Lycouris (Dance Improvisation)
    Edinburgh College of Art, UK
  • Luis "Alien Ness" Martinez (B-Boying and Hip Hop Culture)
    New York City, USA
  • Prof. Nigel Osborne (Composition for Dance)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dr. Jessica Philips-Silver (Neuroscience of Dance)
    University of Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Ben Schögler (Psychology of Movement)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen (Developmental Psychology)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dr. Margaret Walker (Ethnomusicology and Kathak dance)
    Queen's University, Canada
  • Richard Witts (Music in Dance Performance)
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland


Invited Performers and Workshop Leaders

  • Tricia Anderson (Choreography and Creative Dance Education)
    St. Andrews, UK
  • B-girl Firefly ("Breaking" Workshop)
    Leeds, UK
  • [the dyad] - Ross, Keene, Schögler (Improv Performance)
    Edinburgh, UK
  • Etch N Sketch (B-Boy/B-Girl "Breaking")
    Scotland, UK
  • Dr. Shelley Katz and Diana Gilchrist-Katz (Gesture in Vocal Performance)
    ISC at Herstmonceux Castle, UK
  • Méta-Méta (Cuban Jazz Performance)
    London, UK



Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Katie Overy [] for general enquiries.

Please contact Karen Ludke [] for administrative enquiries.


We would like to thank Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader for their generous sponsorship of this event.