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Media, Art, and Performance Presentation Series

Fri., Jan. 29, 2016 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Jan. 29, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Location: ED 113

Dr. Charity Marsh - CRC, Faculty of MAP and Darci Anderson - Principal, Flux School of Human Movement       

Title: The Promise Of Movement       

Within the realm of physical and athletic culture there has been a growing trend towards a culture, philosophy and an ethics of movement. The purpose of this talk is to introduce this current investment in a discourse of movement, rather than sport, exercise, or fitness. We suggest that underlying this turn towards movement and the movement arts is a promise - the promise of movement. Drawing on contemporary examples from the disciplines of Capoeira, Parkour, Contemporary Dance, as well as the recent example of the UFC's Conor McGregor's inclusion of Ido Portal's movement practice, we will pose and answer the following questions: What is this promise? What is this promise a response to? And what might it mean to deliver on this promise?


Dr. Charity Marsh is Canada Research Chair in Interactive Media and Popular Music in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP). Dr Marsh’s research areas include Global Indigenous Hip Hop Cultures; Popular Music in Canada;  Interactive Media and Performance; Technology and Gender; Arts and Athleticism; Arts-Based Community Health.

Darci Anderson, MA is Principal and Director of Programming at Flux School of Human Movement. Darci completed her MA in Social and Political Thought at York University. Upon the successful completion of her doctoral comprehensive exams, Darci decided to change direction and open Flux School of Human Movement. Her current research areas are movement, the politics of food and urban ecology.