Diaspora & Embodiments of Hope: Performances of Spirit & Sustainability

Diaspora & Embodiments of Hope: Performances of Spirit & Sustainability

Centre for Performance Philosophy, PATS, University of Surrey

April 19th 2018

Registration Now Open

Booking: http://gsauk.org/events/research/diaspora-and-embodiment-hope

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?

Event Programme

1-pm              Registration

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-6pmPractice Workshops/ Performance Lectures (Chair: S Sorgel)


Debbie Fionn Barr/ Vidya Thirunarayan: Individualising Cultural Knowledge in Clay Body Sites

6-7:15pmDinner Break (Wates Pub)

7:30-8:30pmEvening 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.