Unity or independence? In the past decades, the Relationship of music and dance has evolved dramatically. How do thèse affinities and collaborations colour both disciplines? How effective and productive is the communication between scholars of music and dance? This conference gathering participants from France, The Netherlands, England, the USA, and Canada will attempt to address the issues brought forth by experts and practicians on the difficult art of communicating across these two disciplines.


  • Steven Huebner (president), Chaire de recherche James McGill, McGill University
  • Michel Duchesneau, Professor, Université de Montréal
  • Jacinthe Harbec, Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Silvy Panet-Raymond, Professor, Concordia University


  • 16 February
    • 5pm → Presentation, lecture and cocktail (Stéphanie Jordan, Roehampton University)
  • 17 February
    • 9am → Discussed music/dance performances (Sudeshna Malik & Shawn Mativetsky, Michael Montanaro & Eric Cadesky, Silvy Panet-Raymond, Nicolas Bernier, David Drury)
    • 11am → Panel discussion and Q&A (Philip Szporer, Moderator)
    • 1:30pm → Cage & Cunningham (Jonathan Clark; Paul Cox; Richard Brown)
    • 3:30pm → Identities and Cultures (Juliet McMains; Elina Djebbari; [controle.bq_bios.afficher] Stéphane Sawas)
    • 7:30pm → Banquet
  • 18 February
    • 9am → French Ballets (Jacinthe Harbec; Deborah Mawer; Julia Randel; Marie-Noëlle Lavoie; Hervé Lacombe, Samuel Dorf)
    • 1:30pm → Identities and Ideologies (Daniel Callahan; Christopher Moore; Carolyn Guzski; Fatiha Tabti-Kouidri)
    • 4pm → Belgian Dance Company (Antoine Bonnet; Philippe Guisgand; Florence Figols)
    • 7pm → Concert
  • 19 February
    • 9am → New Trends (Sophie Stévance; Alanna Thain; Falk Hübner; Anthony Papavassiliou)
    • 11am → Canadian Pespectives (Claudine Caron; Albrecht Gaub)
    • 1:30pm → Theoretical Models (Christine Beckett; Sophie Jacotot; Helen Minors)
    • 3:30pm → New Readings (Christine Roquet; Olga Moll; Stephanie Schroedter; Katja Simunic)
    • 8pm → Concert

A presentation of the Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM), Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et recherche en musique (OICRM) — Université de Montréal, Contemporary Dance Department — Concordia University, and Schulich School of Music — McGill University.