Maps, Trespassing and the Periphery: Reflections on the Location of Dance Studies in Canada


  • Seika Boye University of Toronto
  • Emma Doran Ryerson University


Upon the culmination of the recent symposium The Other D: Locating Dance within Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies in Canada, we decided it would be valuable to consolidate our responses in order to reflect on our experiences. These responses include readings, conversations, and reflections upon the symposium (held January 2016, Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, University of Toronto) and a subsequent roundtable held at the annual conference for the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (May 2016, Calgary). These two events we hosted (along with Nikki Cesare Schotzko, Heather Fitzsimmons Frey, and Evadne Kelly) were intended to examine ways dance studies connects to the academy, and the future of dance studies in Canada both within and beyond the scope of drama, theatre, and performance studies. 

Author Biographies

Seika Boye, University of Toronto

Seika Boye is a PhD candidate and Lecturer in the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, where she also serves as Director of the Centre for Dance Studies.

Emma Doran, Ryerson University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ryerson University