Diaspora & Embodiments of Hope: Performances of Spirit & Sustainability
Centre for Performance Philosophy, PATS, University of Surrey
April 19th 2018
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The Centre of Performance Philosophy present a half-day Symposium exploring and interrogating a diverse range of dance practices and other modes of embodied resilience in response to Western modernity and globalization. Key themes that will be discussed address the following topics:
- What is the potential of performance to build sustainable futures?
- Can we extend models from somatic movement into a global politics of resilience?
- What are the moral and ethical practices underpinning sustainability in the context of community work, arts therapy and well-being?
1:30pm Welcome & Introduction (L Cull/ S Sorgel)
2pm Keynote Lecture
Prof Christopher Balme (LMU Munich): Dancing on the Bandmann Circuit: Brokering Dancers between East and West
Response: S. Sorgel
3-4pm: Paper Presentations (Chair: H McClure)
Luciana da Costa Dias: STAGING ANTROPOPHAGY: Avant-Garde Movements and Post-Colonialism In the work of Teatro Oficina
Adriana Pegorer: Contact Tango: finding a sustainable practice
4-4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm-6pm: Practice Workshops/ Performance Lectures (Chair: S Sorgel)
Sandra Golding: PERFORMING SANKOFA
Debbie Fionn Barr/ Vidya Thirunarayan: Individualising Cultural Knowledge in Clay Body Sites
6-7:15pm: Dinner Break (Wates Pub)
7:30-8:30pm: Evening Performance Programme (with post-show Q&A)
Stella Uppal Subbiah: UYIR in Unarvu
Francis Angol/ Movement Angol: Shift – Voicing Presence
Diaspora & Embodiments of Hope: Performances of Spirit & Sustainability is the third and final event in the ‘Performance Philosophy and Spirituality’ series hosted by the Centre for Performance Philosophy at the University of Surrey.