All the faculty in the School of Dance are involved in ongoing programs of research, creation, publication, and dissemination. Guided by the principles outlined in the Learning Lens, the research essentially develops both new knowledge and new practice. The breadth of research is immense, from the development of new and applied pedagogy, to the role of dance in promoting wellness or social development, to the creation of new kinds of performance work, often in relation to the needs of specific locations or communities. Critical perspectives on the role of dance in social and political history are also the subject of faculty authored publications.
The School’s Office for Global Dance research and Creative Partnerships is the engine that drives much of the School’s research into current and historical dance practices around the world, as well as developing projects and engagement with socially-based dance practice.