This bi-annual dance conference Confluences is hosted by UCT School Of Dance and covers a range of Dance and its inter-related research fields including Performance, Theatre, Ethnomusicology, Contemporary arts and Pedagogy. Structured as key note addresses, panel discussions, workshops and a series of master classes it also includes public performances, film and DVD showings especially those from Southern African perspectives. The conference has since its inception in 1997 drawn keen interest from dance scholars and gained international status. Previous presenters have included Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Gary Gordon, Jean Johnson Jones, Ketu Katrak, Lynn Garafola , Sharon Friedman, Sue Stinson and Vincent Mantsoe.
The next conference will be held at UCT School of Dance , Cape Town from 16 -18 July 2015.
The Conference theme is Negotiating Contemporary Dance in Africa