Graduate Research Assistant, University of Guelph
Kimber Sider is a PhD candidate in Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Sider’s doctoral research focuses on equine/human inter-species performance, and how symbiotic inter-species improv engages alternative modes of communication (such as physical resonance and body language), and how further understanding these manners of communication may inform notions of performance-based exchange. Sider completed her MA in Theatre Studies also at the University of Guelph in 2012. Sider’s MA thesis titled, “The Ride: Equine Influence and Inter-species Performance” delved into questions of human/equine exchange and communication through the lens of performance based methodologies in order to explore the inter-species collaboration of The Ride, the performance of Sider’s 2008 horseback ride across Canada. Sider is also a story-practitioner in both theatre and film; most notable is her 2010 feature documentary Chasing Canada.