Dancing the Dow: A matter of Truth and Knowledge boundary challenges in a contemporary world of 'climate change deniers' and 'fake news

Location
Harborne Room, Lucas House
Dates
Wednesday 7th February 2018 (09:00-16:30)
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Contact

If you are interested in participating in this workshop please email Lauren Rawlins

WORKSHOP LEADER – Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen, Birmingham Business School

This workshop will explore and challenge accounting as number-crunching and narrative storytelling, for accounting must first name what it counts in what are therefore embodied non-narrative statements – not a million miles from dance. The project explores the apparent boundaries of seemingly different or even oppositional forms of knowledge and truth telling. The workshop will also approach accounting and dance as initial examples, where disciplinary ‘opposites’ can then be approached as structurally similar ways of knowing and acting in and on the world, so dissolving the apparent boundaries of knowledge forms. By constructing ‘translations’ of accounting into other forms of embodiment (e.g. music and dance), and seeking to challenge the view of accounting purely as a form of disembodiment, we hope to build connections to research in seemingly distinct and disparate disciplines. 

Internal attendees:

Mr

James Brackley

Birmingham Business School

Prof

Courtney Campbell

Department of History

Dr

Ann-Christine Frandsen

Birmingham Business School

Prof

Karen Harvey

Department of History

Prof

Keith Hoskin

Birmingham Business School

Dr

Patricia Noxolo

School of Geography

Dr

Caroline Radcliffe

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts

Prof

Ian Thomson

Birmingham Business School

Prof

Penelope Tuck

Birmingham Business School

Dr

Rose Whyman

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts

 

External attendees: 

Rosie Kay (Rosie Kay Dance Company)

Geoff Sweeney, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Claire Lewis, Executive Director, DanceXChange

Dr Emma Redding, Trinity Laban; IADMS

Dr Kim Gregory, The NHS Dance Injury Clinic