Department of Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology >> Faculty

Associate Professor

Dave Wilson

Location: Ivor Wynne Centre, Room 207
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 23571
E-mail: dcwilson@mcmaster.ca

Research

Research

My two main areas of interest are Modern Dance and Body, Mind, Spirit concepts.  In my position as Artistic Director of McMaster Dance Company, I produce, direct and choreograph dance works.  My work has been produced in Canada, England, France and USA.   My emphasis is on the creative process, novel ideas, and multimodel dance training.  I also direct my professional dance company, The Parahumans.  Our work, much of it theatrical in style, focuses on social, esoteric and futuristic issues, and incorporates acting, voice and stage combat.  My other area of dance research, involves developing dance in the community and at the recreations level, and dance film-making (e.g. Boy Dancer').

I am involved in Body, Mind, Spirit experiences through personal participation in meditation and healing activities with groups. I teach practice in these areas, and have worked with professional and Olympic level athletes in event preparation (e.g. Alan Nolet, Canadian Gymnast; Bill Berg, Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey). I have recently attended a sacred Hindu festival (Kumbh Mela) at the Ganges River, Haridwar and also visited Himalayan Hindu temples at Kedarnath and Badrinath, India.

 

Education

Education

Degree University Year
BEd St. Paul's College (England) 1972
MA York University 1980
PhD (Candidate) University of Leeds 2009

Teaching

Teaching

Courses

Undergraduate


Kinesiol 3S03 - Somatics

Kinesiol 3SS3 - Body, Mind & Spirit

Kinesiol 3T03 - Dance Performance

Contact Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology is located in the Ivor Wynne Centre (IWC) and IWC East Building, on the northeast side of the university's central campus.
Department of Kinesiology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Ivor Wynne Centre
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Canada