“A Place in This World”: Music and Belonging / Canada 150

ASPM-Canada Annual Conference

Where: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

When: May 25-27, 2017

Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2016

In a queer dance club, a Black Lives Matter or Idle No More protest, at the Tragically Hip’s “farewell” concert this past August, in the context of Canadian confederation or elsewhere, music is a powerful means through which participants can enact a sense of belonging. Of course, as demonstrated by Brexit, the Syrian refugee crisis, celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday (branded as “Canada 150”), and activism on behalf of murdered and missing indigenous women, any enactment of belonging also carries with it a series of struggles over who is included and excluded, over whose voice and experiences matter. Music is integral to these processes of inclusion and exclusion.

Move On Up

Move On Up

Move on Up: Popular Culture and Dance Research Symposium will bring emerging and established performance scholars together April 16 at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation to share their research into the politics, gender and legitimation surrounding popular dance.

When: Thursday, April 16 from 1 to 5pm

Where: 4th floor Innovation Lab at the Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

Admission: Free, but limited space

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Amplifying Movement

Amplifying Movement

This annual gathering will bring together scholars and practitioners whose emphasis is on novel and challenging approaches to the study of popular performances, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary methodologies and their contributions to the growing field of popular dance studies. All areas of interest and themes are welcome. The list below is offered as a means to entertain and encourage combinations that may expand and stimulate conversations containing new configurations, collaborations and directions.

When: October 29, 2011

Where: University of East London 

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