Research & creation
The Department of Contemporary Dance has a dynamic faculty whose artistic practice and research spans a variety of areas, including new approaches to dance training, studies of the human body, new media and technology, experimental and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Contemporary Dance faculty members have worked with a number of outstanding national and international dance companies and cultural organizations. In turn, they have brought their creative practice to our department and to the university community.
Research labs and centres
TML was established in 2001 as a trans-disciplinary atelier-laboratory for collaborative research creation. In 2005, TML moved to Concordia University and the Hexagram research network in Montréal, Canada.Its projects serve as case studies in the construction of fresh modes of cultural knowledge and the critical studies of media arts and techno-science, bringing together practices of speculative inquiry, scientific investigation and artistic research-creation practices.
The Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) research centre is an interdisciplinary collaboration platform for research/creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art. TAG brings together scholars, artists, designers, engineers and students from across faculties and disciplines. Participants are from a variety of universities, the game development industry and community based groups.
The Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies brings together 55 research members and a wide range of graduate students from Concordia’s faculties of Fine Arts, Arts and Science, and Engineering and Computer Science. Hexagram-Concordia encompasses extensive infrastructure and a diverse intellectual community engaged in internationally recognized interdisciplinary research.