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Final Reminder: CfP: Redefining Theatre Communities. Community Perspectives in Contemporary Theatre-making

Posted: March 23, 2015 | By:

Final reminder: deadline 30 March 2015    Call for Papers     Redefining Theatre Communities. Community Perspectives in Contemporary Theatre-making   University of Malta 14-16 September 2015   Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Prof Mark O ' Thomas (University of Lincoln)   Organisers: New Tides Platform (UK) and Department of Theatre Studies, University of Malta In the last two decades, a series of financial, social, demographic – and not...

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Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance

Posted: March 19, 2015 | By:

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF FINE ARTS   Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance     The Department of Theatre in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University invites applications for an Emerging (Tier 2) Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance. We are seeking an emerging artist-researcher (within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree) with recognized expertise in oral history performance located within forms such as verbatim theatre, docum...

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VOCAL PEDAGOGIES - CALL FOR PAPERS

Posted: March 17, 2015 | By:

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies — Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença, an online periodic freely and universally available, will be receiving, until April 30th, 2015, unpublished papers for its thematic section VOCAL PEDAGOGIES. The section aims at giving visibility to discussions which contribute in an innovative way to the theme and advances in the universe of knowledge already accumulated in the field of the Performing Arts. The journal will focus on works of critical and...

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CfP: Theatre during the Yugoslav Wars

Posted: March 17, 2015 | By:

University of Vienna Department for Theatre, Film, and Media Studies   Theatre during the Yugoslav Wars: Call for Papers Conference: 19th – 21st November 2015, Vienna Conference organisers: Stefan Hulfeld, Jana Dolecki, Senad Halilbasic   The purpose of the conference is to examine theatre activities during the Yugoslav Wars between 1991 and 1995, focusing on Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The socio-political and historical contexts greatly influenced how the th...

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New Associate Editor appointed for TRI

Posted: March 14, 2015 | By:

IFTR welcomes Dr Fintan Walsh (Birkbeck, University of London) as the incoming Associate Editor for Theatre Research International. Fintan brings a wealth of editing experience to the post, as well as research expertise in contemporary theatre and performance analysed through the lenses of subjectivity and identity, cultural politics, affect, ethics and queer arts practices.  Many thanks to all those who expressed interest in this position.  

The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East

Posted: March 12, 2015 | By:

Whether you call it qi, prana or presence - energy is the fuel that turns ideas into actions.  Everything is made up of and directed by energy whether it is the energy that constitutes and moves the stars, planets and moons or the energy used in lifting your hand to push open a door.  Developments in performance practices through the 20th century have been inspired by insights into alignment and breathing from traditional energy systems located in various parts of the world (in...

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The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East

Posted: March 12, 2015 | By:

Whether you call it qi, prana or Presence - energy is the fuel that turns ideas into actions.  Everything is made up of and directed by energy whether it is the energy that constitutes and moves the stars, planets and moons or the energy used in lifting your hand to push open a door.  'The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East' London 22 - 26 June 2015   *** 10am - 3pm each day ***  Early Bird discounts available or just turn up. Developm...

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Staging Beckett April Conference Registration Open

Posted: March 11, 2015 | By:

Please see below for registration and schedule information for the Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures conference, University of Reading, 9th-11th April, 2015. Building on the conversation begun at the first two events which addressed national and international performance histories and productions at the cultural ‘margins’ respectively, this conference will address how we can locate productions of Beckett’s theatre or the staging of any Beckett text within...

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Staging Beckett April Conference Registration Open

Posted: March 11, 2015 | By:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!     Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures   Minghella Building, University of Reading   9th-11th April 2015   ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://store.rdg.ac/UoR-StagingBeckettConference   SCHEDULE   Thursday 9th April   10.00 -11.00 Registration & coffee   11.00 - 11.30 Welcome and opening address   11.30 - 13.30 Panel 1: Performance and the Archiv...

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Routledge Companion to Adaptation - cfp

Posted: March 11, 2015 | By:

We are soliciting contributions for the new Routledge Companion to Adaptation.  The book is under contract, and publication is expected in late 2016 or early 2017. As a Routledge Companion, this book will offer a wide-ranging overview or perspective on current critical approaches and discourses as well as develop new perspectives as and when appropriate. It will still include source-oriented studies, such as novel-to-stage, film-musical-to-stage-musical etc., but it will go beyond th...

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