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On Tuesday, November 7, Dancemakers is pleased to present it's first ever Kitchen Table Conversation, an informal conversation around a key question in a space where it is easy and safe to disagree, air differences of opinions, quickly confirm or repudiate assumptions and organizational dogma, and generate new and innovative ways to look at or resolve a problem.


Here's our question: Does the way we watch dance change when interdisciplinary elements are introduced?

Watching dance tends to be a coded practice: recognizing genre, recognizing steps, recognizing how you are supposed to behave depending on what you recognize. But what when things are unrecognizable? What when disparate practices are thrown into the mix? Does the watching body change between watching "straight movement" and work that diverges from this? And at what point does this happen? Leading up to our November 9 presentation of "Flowchart: a Series of Multidisciplinary Performances", we'll talk together about the interplay between choreography - and everything else! 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7:00 until 9:00 pm (hard stop)

Refreshments will be served


Dancemakers’ Office

15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 301

Toronto's Historic Distillery District


Free - please book through Eventbrite here



Created by Rick Wolfe, the Kitchen Table Conversation process creates a comfortable and safe environment for open communication and information sharing. Metaphor and story-telling ensure that each example lives in the heart and minds of the participants and is taken back to the heart of your organisation. 

Kitchen Table Conversations bring all the power and pleasure of great conversation to the professional setting, with the added advantage of consistency and reliability. A Kitchen Table Conversation can be expected to have high levels of:

  • energy
  • candour
  • debate
  • creativity
  • rapport
  • new ideas
  • stronger relationships