Serata Dantesca: a Sequence of Poetry, Music and Dance, took place at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, on 13 November 2021. The programme included two original dances, created with the support of DANSOX. The first was ‘That even I’, a solo created with movement direction by Estela Merlos and danced by Thomasin Gülgeç to music by Joseph Kay made by sampling extracts of spoken word. The second dance was ‘In a dark wood’, a duo choreographed by Susie Crow to music by Jeremy Thurlow. Read Maggie Watson's review of the event in Oxford Dance Writers.
Professor Susan Jones, Tutorial Fellow in English, Professor of English Literature at the English Faculty, and founder of DANSOX was awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship for 2020/2021 by TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. Professor Jones is collaborating with Yorke Dance Project on a research project, Dance as Grace: Paradoxes and Possibilities. This will bring together experts in the practice of dance and a number of academic disciplines including engineering, theology, literature, and art history. The Grace project has received generous support to continue beyond the year of the TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellowship and will open up to St Hilda's especially as a targeted series of interdisciplinary research events associated with the College and DANSOX.
Professor Jones was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship from October 2017 - October 2018 for a project on Samuel Beckett and choreography.