Website Under Construction. For information about the Institute for Dance Studies (IDS) is a research community hosted within the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.Through working groups, events, practice based research and resource sharing we are a platform of support for scholars, students, dance related professionals and people who dance in all ways and aspects of life. It is our mandate to work towards the advancement of the discipline and to encourage re-imaginings of the contours of dance studies within the academy.
We are committed to dialogues and activities surrounding dance that are inclusive of Indigenous / Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, racialized persons / persons of colour, LGBTQ individuals, and women. Our scope of dance is global and inclusive of traditional, theatrical, popular, community, social, somatic, recreational, pedestrian, folk and forms that do not fit into these categories.
The IDS evolved out of the SSHRC supported symposium The Other D: Locating Dance in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Canada, in January 2016. Organizers for this event were Seika Boye, Nikki Cesare Schotzko, Heather Fitzsimmons Frey and Evadne Kelly.
Photo: Workshop with Jumblies Theatre and First Story Toronto May 2017 Photographer Elyse Waugh