Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Your Thesis?

** Call for Submissions **

Tired of not being able to explain your thesis/dissertation to your friends and family?
Want to raise money for a good cause and compete for fabulous prizes?
Want an excuse to party on a Monday night?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you submit a proposal to ‘So You Think You Can Dance Your Thesis!’
The Snowy Owl Monarchist Society, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, is organising this event as a fundraiser for the RebELLEs’ 2nd Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering!
What we’re looking for: Performance pieces, 1 to 4ish minutes in length, about your thesis or dissertation. The author (you!) has to be in the piece. You can have props, costumes, other dancers, etc. to help you. Looking for inspiration? Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/lmbdampier for some performances from UNBC’s edition of SYTYCDYT.
When is this happening and where? Monday, March 7, 2011 at Gio’s Club & Bar, 155 Smith St., Winnipeg
Criteria: You just need to be a student currently working on (or relatively recently completed) a thesis or dissertation.
Judging: Three fabulous judges will award 50% of the points, while the other 50% will come from the audience vote (so bring your friends!). And there will be prizes for the top three performances!
Interested? Submit an overview of your thesis/dissertation (and the faculty you’re in), along with a brief description of your performance concept to danceyourthesis@gmail.com. Because of the show’s theme, some preference will be given to Women’s & Gender Studies students, but preference will also be given to students from as many fields as possible (this means you, Icelandic and Zoology students!) DEADLINE for submission is Sunday, February 14, 2011.
Hosted by the one and only Tyra Boinks (aka. Prof. Teera Boinkus, Doctor of Brazierology)
Please contact Craig and Owen at the e-mail address above if you have any questions!

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