Saturday, January 22, 2011


OMG- we should email them and ask if we can hold a version here in Toronto! So brilliant!

** Call for Submissions **

So You Think You Can Dance Your Thesis? (Winnipeg)

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 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


* You just need to be a student currently working on (or relatively recently completed) a thesis or dissertation.


* 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!


* Submit an overview of your thesis/dissertation (and the faculty you’re in), along with a brief description of your performance concept to

* 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!
And please, re-post and invite this far and wide!


NOTE: This is call-out info only. Information on the actual event (happening on March 7!) will be sent out as soon as the call-out closes!

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