The 47th Annual Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators’ Conference
Claiming our Voices
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Friday through Sunday – October 13th to 15th, 2017
CLAIMING OUR VOICES
Attention all artists, educators and academics! The Council of Drama and Dance Educators is looking for presenters for our 47th annual conference Claiming our Voices. The vision of the conference is to celebrate, inspire and learn about the diverse voices that make up our drama and dance community. We hope to have representation from artists, educators and academics from diverse backgrounds share their work around equity issues, arts advocacy, teacher and student wellness and the lenses which shape understanding.
One of the many strengths of dance and drama is the potential to allow students to explore a variety of perspectives and embody new ideas and concepts. As drama and dance educators we need to provide students with opportunities to experiment with various roles, use drama and dance as a vehicle to explore a variety of perspectives, and claim their voice through the roles they embody and the movements they create. We, as educators, must also examine our own voices. Where do we fit in in the landscape of Arts advocacy? How can we include a variety of perspectives, cultures, identities and experiences in our classrooms? What part do we play in fostering student creativity? Join us at the CODE conference as we work together to Claim our Voices!