Mōtiō: Postgraduate Journal for Dance Practice and Research is hosted by the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton, London, an international leader in dance research. The editorial team is made up of current and alumni postgraduates from Roehampton Dance.
Mōtiō is Latin for ‘motion’ or ‘movement’. It is pronounced moh-TSEE-yoh or moh-SHEE-yoh, with the accent on the second vowel sound.
The initial idea for a journal of postgraduate writing, run by postgraduates, was proposed in 2014 by Ryan Rockmore, an MA student at Roehampton Dance. The first issue of Mōtiō was published in February 2015, by an editorial team of Rockmore and two other alumni of the MA programme.
This peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishes articles by postgraduates from all over the world. By allowing new perspectives to be aired, Mōtiō opens up their work to established scholars and professionals in these fields.
Roehampton Dance Advisory Board: Dr Ann David, Dr Anna Pakes, Chris Jones
Founding editors: Ryan Rockmore (lead editor), Kyle Bukhari (associate editor), Hakan Redjep (associate editor)
Top image: Performance of Some Parts of the Back of Beyond, choreographed and performed by Emma-Jane Martin. Photograph © 2012 Jake Brazier-Brown. Used with permission.