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Dates: February 27 & 28, 2020

Registration is now open for the 28th annual Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) conference at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (CDTPS) at the University of Toronto. The conference runs for two days from Thursday, February 27 to Friday, February 28, 2020, and will be hosted in various locations at the CDTPS including the Robert Gill Theatre and the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse. This year’s conference titled Bodies in Flux: FOOT 2020 will address the body in its many varied conceptions in research, artistic investigations, and other enquiries. The following questions will be explored: How do we theorize bodies as a process: as a performance as well as a performer? How are bodies created and transformed through performances, perceptions, receptions, and theorizations of them?

FOOT 2020 has an impressive lineup of speakers including keynote speaker Professor Rebecca Schneider from the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and featured presentations from CDTPS Associate Faculty member Professor Terry Robinson, and the Institute for Dance Studies and The Dance Current.

Check out the full conference schedule at

The Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) is an annual conference held by the CDTPS led by graduate students. The theme of FOOT changes every year, according to the research interests of the new artistic director of the conference, but it’s main goal is to provide graduate students and the performing arts community an academic outlet to showcase, critique, review, perform, discuss, and analyze the changing world of drama, theatre and performance.

For more information about this year's conference, visit the Bodies in Flux: FOOT 2020 website at

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