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The 2014 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University

Posted: February 16, 2014 | By:

The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our fourth annual summer session, to be held June 2 - 13, 2014. The School offers faculty and advanced graduate students the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in theater and performance research in an intensive two-week summer program.The topic for the 2014 sessio...

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2013/14 IFTR Prize Winners

Posted: February 14, 2014 | By:

I am pleased to announce the winners of the New Scholars' Prize and Helsinki Prize for 2013/14 as:  ~ NEW SCHOLARS' PRIZE:Mr. Pedzisai Maedza (University of Cape Town), The Line: Committing and commemorating 'the crime without a name' Ms. Hwang Yuh-Jhung (Trinity College Dublin), Mourning Origin, Performing the 1916 Rising Ms. Sue Fenty Studham (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University), Bali Agung: The Possibility of Hybridity in an Intercultu...

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Free online Introduction to Meyerhold and Physical Actor Training

Posted: February 11, 2014 | By:

Colleagues might be interested to have a look at this experimental online course lead by Professor Jonathan Pitches, University of Leeds, UK.  It comprises three weeks of video lectures, online forums, and practical tutorials, with the space for students to upload evidence of their own experimentation with Meyerhold’s études.  Please do share it with your students. There is a short teaser video here:  http://youtu.be/LTq99i7M0YQ And students can register here. https://www...

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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Feb 25 - Making the Invisible Visible: Mime’s Contemporary Legacy: Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium - April 11, 2014

Posted: February 10, 2014 | By:

Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium Call for Papers, Presentations and Workshops Making the Invisible Visible: Mime’s Contemporary Legacy The Ohio State University, Department of Theatre Columbus, Ohio April 11, 2014   Extended Deadline: February 25, 2014   As the founding fathers of contemporary mime, Étienne Decroux (1898-1991) and Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) have, through their apprentices, established a performative legacy with global resonances. As a new generatio...

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Online petition for the preservation of the Institute for Theatre Studies at Leipzig University

Posted: February 4, 2014 | By:

Dear colleagues, As some of you might already have heard: the Institute for Theatre Studies at Leipzig University is threatened by closure. See below for more info and please consider signing the online petition for the preservation of the Institute for Theatre Studies at Leipzig University! http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/tw-in-le-muss-bleiben On January 21, 2014, the president’s office of Leipzig University all of a sudden picked out five positions at the Institute to be cancelled un...

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Final Call for Papers: IFTR Warwick 2014

Posted: January 28, 2014 | By:

DEADLINE APPROACHING: IFTR WORLD CONGRESS, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, 28 July – 1st August 2014   After a phenomenal response to the Call for Papers for the IFTR Warwick 2014 conference on the theme of Theatre and Stratification, the organisers extended the deadline to the 30th January 2014. The extension follows a number of requests from IFTR members from around the world who have been unable to meet our earlier deadline for a variety of reasons, but remain very keen to participate in t...

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New book published by Rodopi and WG Theatrical event

Posted: January 19, 2014 | By:

Playing Culture.-Conventions and Extensions of Performance.Cremona, Vicki Ann, Rikard Hoogland, Gay Morris and Willmar Sauter (Eds.) In IFTR:s serie -Themes in Theatre. Playing Culture represents one of the corner stones in the model of the Theatrical Event, as developed by the Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). In this volume, thirteen scholars contribute to illuminate the significance and possibilities of playing within the framework of theatrica...

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Deadline Extended to 30th January for IFTR Warwick 2014

Posted: January 17, 2014 | By:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: IFTR WORLD CONGRESS, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, 28 July – 1st August 2014 After a phenomenal response to the Call for Papers for the IFTR Warwick 2014 conference on the theme of Theatre and Stratification, the organisers have decided to extend the deadline to the 30th January 2014. The extension follows a number of requests from IFTR members from around the world who have been unable to meet our earlier deadline for a variety of reasons, but remain very keen to participate i...

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Theater, Performance, Philosophy: Crossings and Transfers in Contemporary Anglo-American Thought

Posted: January 16, 2014 | By:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE June 26-28, 2014 University of Paris IV – Sorbonne   Organized by Flore Garcin-Marrou, Anna Street, Liza Kharoubi, Julien Alliot Conference website: http://tpp2014.com/   Confirmed Keynotes: Judith Butler (University of California at Berkeley) Alphonso Lingis (Pennsylvania State University) Catherine Malabou (Kingston University) Jon McKenzie (University of Wisconsin–Madison) Martin Puchner (Harvard University) Avital Ronell (New York Universi...

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Deadline Extended to 25th Jan'14: Performance in Public Spaces Working Group

Posted: January 16, 2014 | By:

Janelle Reinelt called for “Rethinking the Public Sphere for a Global Age”, drawing on Habermas to declare that  "the governing geometry of this sphere needs to be envisioned not as a unified field but rather as a network or a rhizome with a plurality of entry points and, indeed, of publics. There is no monolithic sphere." [p.18]  During WG PiPS meeting in Warwick we would like to look at the public sphere and public space as a palimpsest of strata, where the almost benign nature...

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