2013 Conference & Festival – Vancouver BC


World Dance Alliance-Americas 2013 Conference and Festival

Evolve + Involve: Dance as a Moving Question…

July 29 – August 4, 2013
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

What are your questions for dance in the 21st century?

The World Dance Alliance – Americas 2013 Conference and Festival was held July 29 – August 4, 2013 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. This event was hosted by WDA-Americas in conjunction with the 2013 Dance Critics Association Conference with support from Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department, and the Vancouver Dance Centre.

With Evolve + Involve: Dance as a Moving Question… as the focal point of the event, WDA-A encouraged broad investigations into the following questions: How is dance evolving in the 21st century? How are we as artists, educators, and researchers engaged with these emerging developments? With whom and how will we be involved as new practices emerge? How might these new engagements and involvements open further questions for dance’s future? With these questions in mind, we urge participants to propose new possibilities for the many different modes of presenting, experiencing, producing, and teaching dance. Proposals were not limited to or by the Conference and Festival’s theme, which was considered as a catalyst for discussion rather than a restraint.

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Event Guide – List of Activities


Presenter Biographies

Presenter Guide

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Scotiabank Dance Centre

Established in 1986 as a resource centre for a broad membership of dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre has evolved into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. Our goal is support the development of dance and to develop an environment where it can thrive. We offer programs and resources supporting the professional development of artists, present public performances and events, manage Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility, and work to promote BC dance.  http://www.thedancecentre.ca/

For general questions about the Conference and Festival, please contact: Scott Martin, Chair of the Conference Committee at scottmartin@wda-americas.net

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