Conference 2011: Dance Dramaturgy: Catalyst, Perspective and Memory

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Dance Dramaturgy: Catalyst, Perspective and Memory
Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference
York University’s Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and UC Drama at the University of Toronto as well as the Toronto-based companies Dancemakers, Series 8:08 and Nightswimming
Toronto, Canada
June 23 – 26, 2011

An issue of Canadian Theatre Review is an outgrowth of material that was presented at this conference: Canadian Theatre Review / Volume 155 (Summer) 2013. Dance and Movement Dramaturgy. Edited by Pil Hansen with Darcey Callison and Bruce Barton. Click here to view the table of contents. The journal is also available at Project MUSE.

For the first time in North America, this conference brings together an international body of scholars and artists to discuss the growing impact of the discipline, history and potential of dance dramaturgy. We invite proposals for papers, panels, workshops and PERsentations from a broad spectrum of dance scholarship and practiced-based research on dance dramaturgy, or any other topic in dance.

In the last three decades, the discipline of dance dramaturgy has evolved to facilitate creative and strategic engagement with a multitude of perspectives (including, though not limited to, historical, cultural, social, political, aesthetic, semiotic, perceptual and embodied) that are inherent within and acting upon dance practices. The dance dramaturg is often seen as an important catalyst for choreographic invention as well as dance preservation and audience appreciation. Both the independent and company-based dance dramaturg may be called upon to fulfill the roles of navigator, facilitator, catalyst, curator and documenter.

This conference brings together the resources of York University’s Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and UC Drama at the University of Toronto as well as the Toronto-based companies Dancemakers, Series 8:08 and Nightswimming in an unprecedented collaboration between artistic practice and scholarly research. Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America and it is a nucleus for numerous dance, theatre and performance artists, physical theatre companies, community arts organizations and arts-focused educational institutions.

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Credits:
Radiant (2009)
Choreography: Holly Small
Dancers: Louis Laberge-Côté and Keiko Kitano
Photos: John Oswald
Bookmark Design: Randal Boutiller

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