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P and R CFP: Stockholm 2016

Posted: September 4, 2015 | By:

Performance and Religion Working Group Call for Papers: The performative present of religious, ritual and spiritual traditions  Within their complex of texts, affects, values, beliefs and practices, the world’s religions contain some of the oldest and most venerated traditions of human culture. But in order to make these traditions vibrant and active in contemporary life, these traditions need to be made present, often by means of performance. For its 2016 meeting, the Performance and...

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Call for essays International collection on HIV and AIDS in Theatre and Performance

Posted: August 27, 2015 | By:

Call for essays   International collection on HIV and AIDS in Theatre and Performance   Since the introduction of new anti-retroviral treatments in the mid-1990s, HIV and AIDS have gradually disappeared from cultural agendas in prosperous and politically stable countries of the Global North. On the other hand, there is a certain nostalgia for the theatre and activism of the 1980s and early 90s. In recent years, we have seen acclaimed screen/TV adaptations and stage revivals of pl...

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Posted: August 26, 2015 | By:

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies has just launched the issue number 3, volume 5, referring to the period from September to December 2015. The issued is dedicated to the theme of Research in Performing Arts, comprising bilingual papers by researchers from Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. The articles contain major discussions on research, methods, and methodologies. As usual, the section Other Themes brings diverse and important contributions, including Marvin Carls...

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Call for applications for Theatre Journal Book Review and Performanc Review Editors

Posted: August 19, 2015 | By:

Two Positions open at Theatre Journal: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for THEATRE JOURNAL BOOK REVIEW EDITOR Theatre Journal is accepting applications for the position of Book Review Editor. Responsibilities include: commissioning reviews of books relating to theatre and performance; editing reviews; and establishing and maintaining relationships with book publishers. The Book Review Editor is also an ex officio member of the ATHE Research and Publications Committee. The Book Review Editor will serve...

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Sound for Theatre and Performance

Posted: August 11, 2015 | By:

    Central is seeking to recruit a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Sound for Theatre and Performance   Central is looking for a creative and inspiring Lecturer in Sound for Theatre and Performance to lead the pioneering Theatre Sound degree programme, formerly led by Ross Brown and Gregg Fisher.  You will have a proven professional track record in working creatively with sound and music in relation to drama; have excellent skills in collaborating with directors...

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Theatre for Young Audiences: On the Edge of Practice and Research CFP

Posted: August 7, 2015 | By:

Where are the Pioneers? ON THE EDGE of Practice & Research In July 2016, the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering (AAG) will take place in Birmingham, UK under the banner ON THE EDGE focussing the world of TYA on a 9-day feast of shows, workshops, seminars, papers and more from all regions of the world. The AAGs are designed to stimulate and encourage artistic activity and exchange. The event in 2016 will provide a space in which all the members of ASSITEJ have the opportunity to engage with...

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Creativity, Culture, and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora: 2016 Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin, March 24-27, 2016

Posted: August 6, 2015 | By:

Creativity, Culture and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora Africa Conference 2016 University of Texas, Austin March 24-27, 2016      Closely allied to the idea of genius, the discourse of creativity has privileged the individual subject whose Promethean determination, originality, and passion bring into being art, innovation, and excellence.  This humanist understanding of creativity still has considerable currency in disciplines such as literature and the...

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Representing race and black Britain in theatre, film, television and digital media: An interdisciplinary symposium: National Theatre, London, 6 November 2015

Posted: August 5, 2015 | By:

Confirmed Keynote speaker: Deirdre Osborne, Goldsmiths University of London   The National Theatre with Lynette Goddard (Royal Holloway) and Michael Pearce (Exeter) are delighted to announce a one-day interdisciplinary symposium dedicated to discussing race and black representation in British theatre, film, television and digital media. The symposium will be held at the National Theatre on 6 November 2015 to coincide with a ten-part BBC Radio 4 documentary about the history of black Brit...

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Posted: July 30, 2015 | By:

HEAD OF ACADEMIC AND  CONTEXTUAL STUDIES IN  DANCE FULL-TIME In a city renowned for its internationalism, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has played a unique and influential role in developing generations of performing, screen and technical artists. The Academy's six Schools – Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts –make the Academy a vibrant centre of practice, teaching and practice-based research. Its outstandi...

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Posted: July 20, 2015 | By:

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an open access online journal, will be receiving, until September 30, 2015,new articles that fall within the broad theme of PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY. The edition is intended to give greater visibility to contemporary discourse around this topic through innovative contributions to the advancement of knowledge in this field of the Performing Arts. The edition will focus on works of a critical and analytical natu...

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