On March 1, 2019, the CDTPS will host its third colloquium of this academic year! We invite the CDTPS community and interested friends to enjoy food, fellowship, and stimulating discussion as Fateema Miller (upper-level undergraduate), Anna Paliy (PhD, year 2) and Lauren Lacey (upper-level undergraduate) share the insights they have acquired at this phase of three very exciting programs of research!
Fateema Miller asks, “how much do we question the power of theatre in reinforcing myth[s] that can be harmful to our lived experience?” With this project, she examines the perpetuation of Rape Myth[s]—false and damaging beliefs about sexual assault and how [these operate] via Repetition and Resolution in three Toronto-based theatre productions.
Anna Paliy conducts a holistic reading of the historical [ballet] dancer’s body to guide her investigation of these questions: how have dancers of the past transmitted the personal agency of their moving bodies using visual language by embedding messages into the theatrical costumes they transport, wear, and eventually wear out across time and geography? How can we read the nuances of these messages accurately? Finally, how can we (re)open the myriad storytelling potentialities costumes carry into their afterlives, apart from the humans who wore them?
Lauren Lacey poses her questions from the intersection of science and performance. As she explores myriad approaches to the teaching of science through her examination of various methods of teaching a classical principle of mechanics (torque), Lauren assesses the effectiveness of embodied approaches—"levels of performance”—in the project of drawing more women into the pursuit of STEM disciplines.