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RESEARCH
& CREATION


OUR RESEARCHERS

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.

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RESEARCH CENTRES AND LABS

Graduate students benefit from a range of research centres and labs led by our faculty that undertake exploration in cutting-edge projects.



LePARC: The Performing Arts Research Cluster

LePARC is a cluster focused on research and creation in the performing and temporal arts. Its current director is dance professor Angélique Willkie. Faculty members with diverse performance-related research interests, such as the creative process, new collaborative practices, sound and music, acting, oral history, listening, participatory performance, performance and politics, intermedia performance, dramaturgy, contemporary circus, playwriting, educational research in the performing arts, collective improvisation, notation, embodiment, space, and time, among many others.

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Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology

The Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology draws heavily from faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Drawing on a legacy of media arts research-creation, Milieux aims to mess with the boundaries of creative experimentation, graduate research and training, and progressive critical thought and practice. 

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The Topological Media Lab (TML)

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.

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