Gender Roles in the World of Dance

Presented by The Hart House U of T Festival of Dance and Only Human Dance Collective

Sat, Sep 24, 2022
  • Panelists Sue Aranha, Bebe Brunjes, Roderic Chan, and Rhea Khurana
Run Time: 2 hours
Intermission: 0 (0 min)
Venue: Hart House Theatre
  • General Admission
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Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 2 - 4 pm inside Hart House Theatre.

"‘Gender roles’ are behaviours, attitudes, and dispositions that are associated with a masculine or feminine social role"1 that affect all of us in our daily lives.

So, how do these culturally determined behaviours permeate through the dance community? Our discussion will challenge and question gender roles, including perceived differences regarding strength, ability and skill. Through examining different art forms, we will explore intersecting identities and how they interact with or influence people’s experiences differently in the world of dance.

We will address queries such as how do gender stereotypes differ between dance styles, are there any benefits in continuing to cast within these norms, and how can we challenge and work towards breaking these gender stereotypes. To delve deeper into and spread awareness within artistic practices, we have invited a panel of dance educators, professionals, and emerging artists to participate in a provoking and exciting conversation about gender roles in the world of dance.


    The event will be moderated by members of the Hart House U of T Festival of Dance Executive.