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April 14, 2013

“Collaboration: Intersections, Negotiations, Mediations in the Worlds of Dance”

Message from the Curators, Dena Davida, Philip Szporer, Melissa Templeton

Collaboration is no easy art. And in the spirit that most art is the result of collaboration, and perhaps compromise, we have assembled people whose dedication to the process and persistent questioning of the form inspires. At the heart of our gathering is the firm belief in the generation of ideas without criticism or censoring.

Not incidentally, this meeting is further embedded with the possibility to interrogate and experience, in a comprehensive fashion, the fundamental physical power of dance as a means to foster inclusion and our individual and social well-being.

Canadian Dance Studies Conference 2012
Proceeding Contents

Somatic Anacrusis: Toward an Ethics of Being via the Solo Dance Practice of Deborah Hay's “At Once”
By Megan Andrews

La critique, facteur de développement d'une démarche artistique
Une dynamique complexe et fructueuse entre la compagnie des Grands Ballets Canadiens et les journalistes montréalais
Par Marie Beaulieu

Pigeon: Choreography, Tyranny, Faith, and the Status of the Document in Relation to Dance
By Jenn Cole

Firedance: Sharing a flame between Flamenco and Kathak
By Catalina Fellay-Dunbar

Internet, Intermedia and Consensual Collaboration: Blogging Choreography by the Post Natyam Collective
By Sandra Chatterjee and Cynthia Ling Lee

Crash & Create: Exploring Dance Improvisation from Three Perspectives
By Mary Fogarty, Michèle Moss and Luca "LazyLegz" Patuelli

Moving Inward/Moving Outward: A Writing and Yoga Workshop
By Terrill Maguire and Carol Anderson

Social Dance as a collaborative enactment of early Montreal society
By Karen Millyard

Quand l'altérité artistique collabore avec la danse
Regard sur l'interdisciplinarité
Par Marie Mougeolle

Collaboration as Practice: The Long and Winding Road
By Thea Patterson and Peter Trosztmer

The Inner Workings of Crew Politics: A discussion with the Mighty Zulu Kingz
By Helen Simard, Tyquan Hodac, Brina Martinez, and Luis Martinez Jr.

Workshop on exploration of meaning-making by the audience
By Nika Stein

The Living History of Ethel Bruneau
By Lys Stevens & Ethel Bruneau


Megan
Andrews


Marie
Beaulieu


Jenn
Cole


Catalina
Fellay-Dunbar


Chatterjee & Lee


Fogarty, Moss & Patuelli


Maguire &
Anderson


Karen
Millyard


Marie
Mougeolle


Patterson &
Trosztmer


Simard, Hodac, Martinez & Martinez Jr.


Nika
Stein


Stevens &
Bruneau

June 21, 2011

Canadian Dance Studies Conference 2010

 

I go to Society for Canadian Dance Studies conferences because I want to know that I am not alone. Research and writing about Canadian dance can feel very specialized, it is nice to know we have colleagues across the country who are doing amazing work. This year’s thematic conference, Renegade Bodies: Dance in Canada in the 1970s, took place in Ottawa coinciding with the Canada Dance Festival. It was a stimulating gathering of many generations of dance creators and researchers (a testament to the Society’s reputation).

 

Conference Co-chairs, Allana Lindgren and Kaija Pepper, did a fabulous job in picking a topic rife with untouched research material. This proceedings includes papers from the Policy and Preservation session, the Larger Social Sphere session, the Dance Education session, the Case Studies session, the Performing Race, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism session, and summaries of the Interdisciplinary Research roundtable and the Influence of Feminism roundtable. (You’ll find some of the papers are only in abstract form because of an upcoming book publication.)

 

It is an absolute pleasure to devote time to reading these articles, even if you did attend the conference. Dance in Canada in the 1970s was indeed booming in many communities across the country. All the papers include ground-breaking work, but I want to draw your attention to Amy Bowring’s compelling article about the perilous state of Canadian dance archives from the 1970s. It is a call to action that we should all heed.

 

The Society for Canadian Dance Studies is ten years old this year! On behalf of the Advisory Board and the membership, I want to thank our director Amy Bowring for her commitment and dedication to the Society and Canadian dance.

 

See you at the next conference in 2012,

Kate Cornell, PhD

 

Canadian Dance Studies Conference 2010
Proceeding Contents

The Canary in the Mine Has Keeled Over: The 1970s Dance Boom in Canada and the Implications of its Preservation
By Amy Bowring

Montréal 1977: in between two revolutions
By Dena Davida, PhD.

Emergence of New Dance in Ottawa A City Awakening 1970-80
By Judith Davies

Presenting Dance Research to Non-Dance Societies: Processes, Challenges, Successes (Roundtable)Participants: Kristin Harris Walsh (organizer and chair), Sherry Johnson, Allana Lindgren, Candice Pike, Mary Jane Warner, Colleen Quigley

The Shape and Shaping of the Dance Scene in Sudbury, Ontario
By Julye Huggins

On the Road: Spunky Spider Captivates Ontario Children in a 1971 Tour
By Mary-Elizabeth Manley

Toronto Dance in International Women’s Year
Summary of Roundtable Discussion
By Selma Odom

No Fear of Falling: Le Groupe de la Place Royale’s Experiments in Dance
By Sara Porter

Dance in Education Pioneers of the 1970s
By Marc Richard

Staging Variety Italian Dance: Reviving Streghe, Revisiting Authentic Multicultural Dance
By Clara Sacchetti


Amy
Bowring


Dena Davida, PhD.


Judith
Davies


Kristin Harris Walsh


Julye
Huggins


Mary-Elizabeth
Manley


Selma
Odom


Sara
Porter


Marc
Richard


Clara
Sacchetti

June 21, 2008

Canadian Dance Studies Conference 2008

 

These electronic proceedings are merely a portion of the papers presented at the Society for Canadian Dance Studies conference held at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland from June 17-21, 2008. It was a privilege to read and compile these papers, as I was unable to attend the entire conference (with my 6-month-old daughter). These papers represent the impressive array of dance research going on in Canada today. Contributors to this proceedings examine dance in many different ways - through the lens of ethnography, philosophy, psychology, history, phenomenology, anthropology and poetry, to name a few. Questions of national identity and cultural representations run through these papers. Notably, the majority of the contributors write about dance from a place of passionate experience, either as participant, observer or insider. I would argue that Canadian dance scholars recognize the dubious nature of objectivity and as such dive into their research whole-heartedly.

 

The conference occurred at one of the most beautiful places in Canada. During our time in Newfoundland, we enjoyed great food and site-seeing excursions. (How many other dance conferences include iceberg sightings?) Please take note of the two papers on dance in Newfoundland by Kristin Harris Walsh and Colleen Quigley. Dance research in Newfoundland has methodologies that are unique and certainly applicable to other regions in Canada.

 

Happy reading,
Kate Cornell
Ryerson University
Theatre School

Canadian Dance Studies Conference 2008
Proceeding Contents

Director's Opening Remarks
By Amy Bowring

 

Woman at the Centre:
New Company Models
Fujiwara Dance Inventions/Lola Dance/MOOnhoRsE Dance Theatre
By Carol Anderson

Lived Reflection, Embodied Memory: The Echo of Narcissus
By Megan Andrews

Celia Franca: Ballet Mistress to Artistic Director in One Leap
By Carol Bishop-Gwyn

Terpsichorean Adventurer:
Alison Sutcliffe and the 1930s Performing Arts Scene in Toronto
By Amy Bowring

The State of Canadian Dance and Dancing With the State: The Community and Dance in Canada (DICA) Divided
By Katherine Cornell

Shedding new light on the Luna choreographic project within a global field of "art dance ethnographies"
By Dena Davida

De NoBody danse à la Collection numérique de signatures motrices danseurs : une instrumentalisation du mouvement
By Martine Époque et Denis Pouli

The Spanish Dancer Who Was Not Spanish:Tórtola Valencia in New York, 1917
By Iris Garland

Cartographies of the living body:
A study of the [Bjm_Danse] production of Paderneiras' "MAPA"
By Bruce Gilbert

How Irish is Irish? Identity in Irish-Newfoundland Step Dancing
By Kristin Harris Walsh

Dancing the Spider: Tarantism and Transnationalism
By Jodi Lundgren

Heart, Soul and Spirit:
An Ethnography of the Kokoro Dance Body
By Samantha Mehra

Archiving Dance: Choreographing a Public Movement in Newfoundland and Labrador
By Colleen Quigley

Watching "Authentic" Italian Dance: Authenticity, Identity, YouTube
By Clara Sacchetti-Dufresne
Researched by Clara Sacchetti-Dufresne and Jane Nicholas


Opening
Remarks


Carol
Anderson


Megan
Andrews


Carol
Bishop-Gwyn


Amy
Bowring


Katherine
Cornell


Dena
Davida


Martine
Époque et
Denis Poulin


Iris
Garland


Bruce Gilbert


Clara
Sacchetti-
Dufresne


Kristin
Harris Walsh


Jodi
Lundgren


Samantha
Mehra


Colleen
Quigley

February 1, 2008

World Dance Alliance Global Assembly 2007 Proceedings


Compiled by Karen Rose Cann

November 1, 2006


Cheryl
Belkin-Epstein


Carol
Anderson


Andrea
Roberts

April 15, 2006


Jennifer
Bolt


Kristin
Harris

January 1, 2006


Carol
Anderson


Ann
Kipling Brown

September 1, 2005


Intro
Sylvie Fortin


Fernande Girard


Myriam
Saad


Martyne Tremblay


Mario
Veillette

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