Allana Lindgren - ChairBA (Honours) University of Victoria,
MA York University, PhD University of Toronto
Phoenix Building, Rm 153
By appointment | Phone 250-721-7991
Areas of Research & Creative Activity
North American dance history, modernism, Canadian theatre history, Canadian cultural history, Canadian cultural diplomacy, oral history and the performing arts, and theories of embodiment.
- FA/ACAN 225 Introduction to the Arts of Canada
- THEA 112 Introduction to the History and Language of the Theatre: II
- THEA 210 Theatre From French Classicism to the End of the 19th Century
- THEA 211 Modern Theatre
- THEA 318 Canadian Dance History: Issues in Embodiment
- THEA 414 Canadian Theatre History
- THEA 500a Theatre Methodologies
- THEA 504 Oral History and Performance
Before beginning university, Dr. Lindgren was a student at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Professional Division. She received her BA (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Victoria, her MA in Dance History from York University and her Ph.D. in Theatre History from the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. She has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Calgary and a Research Visitor at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Canadian Studies.
Her research and publications have been supported by a variety of funding agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Doctoral Fellowship, Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Standard Research Grant), the Canada Council for the Arts and the Advanced Institute for Globalization + Culture.
Dr. Lindgren was a member of the Executive of the Board of Directors for the Society of Dance History Scholars (a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies) from 2007 to 2010. She is the Dance Subject Editor for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.
As part of her community outreach activities, Dr. Lindgren is the creator and principal researcher for the digital Oral History Dance Project. She has hosted post-show chats for the Canada Dance Festival at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. For Dance Victoria, she has hosted pre-show chats and dance salons, and served on the organization's Board of Directors.
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Lindgren, Allana C. “Modernist Dance: An Introduction,” in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, General Editor Stephen Ross, Abingdon-on-Thames and New York: Routledge, 2016. [https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/overview/dance-subject-overview]
Lindgren, Allana C. “English-Canadian Ethnocentricity: The Case Study of Boris Volkoff at the 1936 Nazi Olympics,” in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity. ed. Anthony Shay. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. [* peer-reviewed]
Ross, Stephen and Allana C. Lindgren, eds. The Modernist World. London and New York: Routledge, 2015. [* peer-reviewed]
Lindgren, Allana C. “The National Ballet of Canada’s Normative Bodies: Legitimizing and Popularizing Dance in Canada during the 1950s,” in Contests and Contestations: Bodies and Nation in Canadian History. Eds. Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2013: 180-202 [* peer-reviewed]
Lindgren, Allana C. “The Movement on Stage: Second-Wave Feminism and Choreography in Canada,” in Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s. Eds. Allana C. Lindgren and Kaija Pepper. Toronto: Dance Collection Danse Press/es, 2012: 36-56.
Lindgren, Allana C. and Kaija Pepper, Eds. Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s.Toronto: Dance Collection Danse Press/es, 2012.
Lindgren, Allana. “Françoise Sullivan: An Introduction.” Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories. Eds. Selma Odom and Mary-Jane Warner.Toronto: Dance Collection Danse Press/es, 2004: 10.
Lindgren, Allana. From Automatism to Modern Dance: Françoise Sullivan with Franziska Boas in New York. Toronto: Dance Collection Danse Press/es, 2003.
ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Lindgren, Allana C. “Civil Rights Strategies in the United States: Franziska Boas’s Activist Use of Dance, 1933-1965.” Dance Research Journal 45.2 (August 2013): 25-62.
Lindgren, Allana C. "Critiquing On-Screen Stereotypes of Dancers: Baryshnikov (1974) and Sonovovitch (1975)." Quarterly Review of Film of Video 30.5 (2013): 449-461.
Lindgren, Allana C. “Merrill Denison: The Political and Modernist Writer at 120.” Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada 34.2 (Summer 2013): 281-292.
Lindgren Allana C. “Holistic Pedagogy in Practice: The Curriculum and Ideology of Embodied Self-Discovery in Franziska Boas’s Dance Classes, 1933-1965.” Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices 4.2 (November 2012): 160-177.
Lindgren, Allana C. “Rethinking Automatist Interdisciplinarity: The Relationship between Dance and Music in the Early Choreographic Works of Jeanne Renaud and Françoise Sullivan, 1948-1950.” Circuit: musiques contemporaines 21.3 (Fall 2011): 39-53.
Lindgren, Allana C. “Amy Sternberg’s Historical Pageant (1927): The Performance of IODE Ideology during Canada’s Diamond Jubilee.” Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada 32.1 (Spring 2011): 1-29.
Lindgren, Allana C. and Amy Bowring. “The Choreographer’s Trust: Negotiating Authority in Peggy Baker’s Archival Project.” Dance Chronicle, Studies in Dance and the Related Arts 34.1 (2011): 77-105.
- Reprinted as Lindgren, Allana C. and Amy Bowring. “The Choreographer’s Trust: Negotiating Authority in Peggy Baker’s Archival Project,” in Preserving Dance Across Time and Space. Eds. Lynn Brooks and Joellen Meglin. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.
Lindgren, Allana C. “The National Ballet of Canada and Kimberly Glasco Legal Arbitration Case.” The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society 39.2 (Summer 2009): 101-116.
Lindgren, Allana. “In the Family Way: The Politicization of Motherhood in Merrill Denison’s Marsh Hay (1923).” Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada 27.1 (2006): 31-55. [Appeared in 2007.]
Lindgren, Allana. “The Pioneering Work of Franziska Boas at Bellevue Hospital in New York, 1939-1943.” American Journal of Dance Therapy 28.2 (Fall/Winter 2006): 59-86.
Hagstrom, Krista, Allana C. Lindgren, and Warwick Dobson. “Young Offenders in Performance: Audience and Practitioner Perspectives.” Canadian Theatre Review 142 (Spring 2010): 61-68.
Lindgren, Allana and Ray Ellenwood, co-curators. “Jeanne Renaud: Interdisciplinary Innovations Web Exhibition.” Dance Collection Danse Archives, Toronto, Ontario, 2009. [Open Access Publication: www.dcd.ca/exhibitions]
Lindgren, Allana, curator. “Infinite Originality: The Artistry of Françoise Sullivan Web Exhibition.” Dance Collection Danse Archives, Toronto, Ontario, 2006. [Open Access Publication: www.dcd.ca/exhibitions]
Lindgren, Allana. Contributing writer. The National Arts Centre/Centre national des Arts “ArtsAlive” educational website [Dance], Ottawa, Ontario, 2006. [Open Access Publication: www.ArtsAlive.ca]
Lindgren, Allana. “Françoise Sullivan.” La Bibliothèque de la danse de l’École nationale de ballet contemporain’s Chorème website, Montréal, Québec, 2006. [Open Access Publication: www.choreme.ca]
Lindgren, Allana, compiler and Proceedings coordinator. Society of Dance History Scholars. 29th Annual Conference, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Proceedings, 2006.
Lindgren, Allana. “Modernist Performance and Interdisciplinarity: An Overview of Herman Voaden’s Use of Dance in Symphonic Expressionism.” The Worlds of Herman Voaden, Ed. Anton Wagner, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2005. [Open Access Publication: www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/Theatre/voaden]. [28 pp.]
Lindgren, Allana. “Broadcasting Race in Canada: Len Gibson’s Bamboula (1954).” Proceedings of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) Spring 2005 Conference, Tallahassee, Florida, March 3-6, 2005. CORD, 2005: 159-165.
Lindgren, Allana. “‘Pointe of Law’: The National Ballet of Canada and Kimberly Glasco Legal Arbitration Case.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Society of Dance History Scholars Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 21-24 June 2001. Stoughton, Wisconsin: Society of Dance History Scholars, 2001: 63-69.
Lindgren, Allana. “Kate Alton”; “Dédale”; “Angela Leigh”; and “Edna Malone” in Encyclopedia of Theatre Dance in Canada/Encyclopédie de la Danse théâtrale au Canada. Ed. Susan Macpherson. Toronto: Dance Collection Danse Press/es, 2000: 27-28; 146; 335-337; 370-372.
Lindgren, Allana, and Ted L. McDorman. “A Canadian Response to ‘The Australopithecus Afarenis (Lucy) of Higher Education’.” Journal of Educational Thought 33.3 (December 1999): 313-318.
Lindgren, Allana. “‘La danse et l’espoir’: Françoise Sullivan and the Québec Automatist Movement.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Society of Dance History Scholars Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 10-13 June 1999. Compiler, Juliette Willis. Stoughton, Wisconsin: Society of Dance History Scholars, 1999: 155-160.