Issue 2, 2016

Cover of Mōtiō issue 2, 2016. Photo © 2015 James Norman


Let the Battle Commence: The Rejection of Female Stereotypes and Construction of Strong, Multifaceted Women in Ninette de Valois’s Checkmate (1937)
Karolina Romaniszyn-Tong
pp.1-13 (pdf, 293KB)

Más Flow Dance Company: The Cultural Logics that Squeeze Too Tight
Tula Breann Strong
pp.14-22 (pdf, 278KB)

Negotiating the Narrative Themes of Traditional Ghanaian Dance Forms within the Museum Context
Eric Baffour Awuah
pp.23-33 (pdf, 303KB)

Identifying and Developing Talent in Contemporary Dance
Charlotte Downing
pp.34-43 (pdf, 278KB)

Two Reflections on Dance Photography:

When Flying is the Least of My Risks
Photo essay by Eulanda Shead
pp.44-46 (pdf, 4.4MB)

Photo essay by Lauren Van Gijn
pp.47-50 (pdf, 5.8MB)

Cover image
Plasma (Danny Lucien Reid, 2015) performed by Haeyeon Lim and Songhay Toldon at Brixton Studios, London. Photograph © 2015 James Norman/Creative Hitman Photography. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Editorial Team: Issue 2

  • Co-Editors: Chris Jones and Hakan Redjep
  • Editorial Board: Ryan Rockmore and Kyle Bukhari

The editors sincerely thank the peer reviewers who gave their time and expertise to Issue 2.


Mōtiō: Postgraduate Journal for Dance Practice and Research is published by the Department of Dance, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ, UK.

Mōtiō Issue 2 © 2016 Department of Dance, University of Roehampton, London. Authors and photographers retain copyright of their contributions.

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