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Dancing Beyond the Institution

Thomas F. DeFrantz will present a keynote lecture, "Let’s Go Outside: Dancing Beyond the Institution" on Friday, February 2 at Hart House and a workshop on Saturday, February 3 in Morrison Hall.

Presented by: Faculty of Arts & Science, Hart House
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Lecture: Let’s Go Outside: Dancing Beyond the Institution by Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz

The institutionalization of dance in academic settings has forced a reckoning with genre, access, aesthetics, and colonial histories, at least.  This talk focuses on the ways that dance resists containment by institutions. Calling on the rhetorics of dance as protest, as erotic demonstration of possibility, and as manifestation of outrageous style, we wonder together at the ways dance arrives outside of the scaffolding of the linguistic, to demonstrate ways to be in relationship to authority while moving in another direction.

Workshop: Doing Us: Dancing Beyond the Institution

The institutionalization of dance in academic settings has forced a reckoning with genre, access, aesthetics, and colonial histories, at least.  This workshop focuses on the ways that we can dance ourselves into institutional spaces. Moving gently, and thinking together, we call on the rhetorics of dance as protest, as erotic demonstration of possibility, and as manifestation of outrageous style, we workshop gestures that allow dance to arrive outside of the scaffolding of the institutional setting, to demonstrate ways to be in relationship to authority while moving in another direction.

Dates, Places and Times:

Lecture: Friday, February 2nd, 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hart House Music Room, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

Workshop: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, 10:00 – 11:30 pm
Leonard Common Room (LCR), Morrison Hall, 75 St. George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E5

Registration links:
Lecture: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/769694987427?aff=oddtdtcreator
Workshop: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/institute-for-dance-studies-2024-keynote-workshop-tickets-776409510747?aff=oddtdtcreator


Have questions about this event?

Contact Martin Austin, Lead Administrative Coordinator, Institute for Dance Studies at martin.austin@mail.utoronto.ca

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