Practice Pop-Up Special Presentation with Rebecca Barnstaple: Imaging movement - Neurobiological research in dance studies When: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 3:00-4:30 pm Where: Performance Studio, Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79 St. George Street
Co-facilitated by Prof. Xing Fan and Dr. Seika Boye, the Practice Pop-Up Series began in 2017 and offers an opportunity to explore infinite potentials of practice in dance studies. We welcome and encourage creative definitions of, open interpretations of, and in-depth reflections of practice and invite proposals that ask questions that require bodies to answer. In other words, how might live bodies facilitate one or more questions within research.
In June 2019, Rebecca ran a workshop with members of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. This special presentation is an opportunity for Rebecca to share her research with other University of Toronto communities as we are committed to advocating for the value of dance within research and beyond the frame of performance.
Learn more about Rebecca’s research on how dance can be used to counteract the progression of neuro-generative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease on the CDTPS website.
About Rebecca Barnstaple: A lifelong student of dance and graduate of the National Centre for Dance Therapy at Les Grands Ballets in Montreal (2014), Rebecca is currently a second year PhD student in Dance Studies and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at York. Her research interests include movement, cognition, imagination, theoretical frameworks for dance therapy, and the development of hybrid research methods bridging sciences and the humanities. Her doctoral research uses cross-disciplinary collaboration to better understand the mechanisms, and potential impacts, of participation in dance for the improvement of health and society.
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The Institute for Dance Studies presents Diana Reyes (Fly Lady Di) CDTPS Performance Masterclass Series Workshop Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Leonard Common Room (basement) Morrison Hall 75 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2E5
Waacking is a dance style created in the 1970s in the underground clubs of Los Angeles. The movement, lead by gay men of African and Latin American descent was popularized by the television program SoulTrain and has made its mark as a powerful, striking dance style that exudes character, sensuality and charisma. In this dance class, Diana Reyes (known as Fly Lady Di) will lead participants through the basics of the style in order to gain new vocabulary, movement pathways and characters which they can acquire for their own use, whichever their discipline. Starting with warm-up, isolations and stretching, through to basic vocabulary breakdowns, simple combinations, explorations in posing, character, storytelling and mood, the 2-hour workshop is sure to be a rich experience of expression, physical challenge and fun. No former experience required. RSVP link coming soon. This workshop is part of the CDTPS Performance Masterclass Series. Accessibility note: The Leonard Common Room (LCR) is an accessible space, however please note the men's washroom is not accessible.
About Diana Reyes (Fly Lady Di): Toronto born and raised of Filipino descent, this multidisciplinary artist has been rocking stages for over a decade through Dance, DJing and Visual Art. Voted Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Design by NOW Magazine, Diana Reyes (FLY LADY DI)'s one-woman dance creation THIRD WORLD presented by SummerWorks Performance Festival sold out a 3-show run and received a 4N review by NOW with funding from the Toronto Arts Council through the City of Toronto. In addition, Di choreographs for rapper HAN HAN who she recently performed with at Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco as well as Grand Performances in Los Angeles with members of HATAW - for their first official US mini-tour. As a DJ, she has played events for Twitter, Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, SOHO House, Art Gallery of Ontario, FUNKBOX NYC, Harbourfront Centre, Manifesto Festival to name a few. Diana has danced with some of the top artists in dance and music namely Jason Derulo, Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Fabolous, Luther Brown, LaurieAnn Gibson, MOPTOP/Elite Force/Dance Fusion to name just a few. Her work has been featured on such media platforms as etalk, CP 24, CBC's The National, Chatelaine Magazine, Toronto Life, the Dance Current, YRB, TRACE and was supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council for her artistic pursuits. Di also teaches a popular dance class in Toronto called #SweatySundayswithDi - updates about this can be found on her Twitter and Instagram @flyladydi. Check out flyladydi.com for more info! _________________________ September 29 Working Group Practical Dance Studies Methodologies: A Few Favourites from the IDS Exec Leonard Common Room (LCR), Morrison Hall 75 St. George St., Toronto, ON 10am-12pm October 26 Dance With Me: Curatorial Partnerships Series You&Us Created by Cara Spooner in partnership with Workman Arts 6pm Performance Studio, Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse 79 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario FREE November 9 – 11 Focus on Dance Research Days Performance Scholarship Presence Concordia University, Montreal Quebec November 17 Practice Pop-up: Questions that need bodies to answer Facilitated by: Xing Fan 10am-12pm * not open to the public January Working Group – Archiving Dance Facilitated by: VK Preston February 9-10 Inaugural IDS Keynote Series: Jill Johnson (Harvard) Organized by: VK Preston March 9 Practice Pop-Up: Questions that need bodies to answer Pt: 2 Facilitated by: Seika Boye Friday, March 16 Ballets Russes on Tour Symposium Organized by: Sarah Gutsche-Miller Faculty of Music with The Institute for Dance Studies Photograph: Cara Spooner’s You&Us with Members of Workman Arts.