10th University of Calgary Dance Research Conference

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023
2 - 5:30 p.m.
University Theatre, University of Calgary

UCalgary Dance Research Conference

Conference Schedule

Melanie Kloetzel, an Associate Professor and Dance Division Lead at the University of Calgary, holds a PhD in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton, an MFA in Dance from the University of California at Riverside in addition to a BA and an MA in History from Swarthmore College and the University of Montana, respectively.

Kloetzel is the artistic director of kloetzel&co., which she founded in New York in 1997 and which has traveled with her across the United States and now into Canada. kloetzel&co. has performed in New York at such venues as Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Flea Theater, and the Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center, as well as internationally at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, On the Boards in Seattle, the University of Victoria, the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA, Dancers’ Studio West in Calgary, the Horizons Concert Series in Flagstaff, AZ, and the Fluid and Feats Festivals in Alberta.

Emilie Field, Changes in Capoeira’s Practice as a Result of its Exportation as a Cultural Resource

M'Kayla Kongnetiman, Profit Over Passion: The Connections Between Capitalism & Competitive Dance

Anastaciya Knoll, Sexualization of Girls in Competitive Dance

Jillian Sanborn, Street Dance Intervention Programs in the Lives of Underprivileged Youth

Madeleine Graham, Examining Issues of Dance Pedagogy in Relation to Indigenous Dance in Canadian University Settings

Kalyna Howell-Matwichuk, Recentering Agencies of Femme Bodies in Movement: Making Our Own Forms Permanent

Sierra Oszust, Linking Interoception and Proprioception through Physical Research

Alèn Martel, Asynchronous Dance-making Tools (for Murtads)

Vanessa Paglione, Dance to support physical literacy and embodiment for older adults: A case study from the instructor’s perspective

Andrea Downie, Science, somatics, and embodiment in contemporary dance

Shayla Waschuk, Combatting Anxiety: The Interplay Between Body, Breath and Movement

Jamie Stock, Mourning vs. reminiscing, acceptance of the now through nostalgic memories

Meghan Critchley, Informing injury prevention in youth dancers

Alli George, Validity and reliability of a Dance Injury and Participation Questionnaire for pre-adolescent studio dancers

Olyvia Hoban, Bird Watching: The Prologue

Nyhia Zubernick, The complexities of consent in audience-performer interaction

Margarita Rebetskaia, Images and Impulses in Choreographic Research

  1. Cassie Brandford –– Injury prevalence and characteristics in female elite adult competitive Irish dancers
  2. Alli George –– Self-reported participation and injury trends in pre-adolescent studio dancers
  3. Maria Araujo –– The culture of ballet: Conceptualizations of pain and injury in pre-professional dancers