7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
18th May, 2013
The Theatre Arts Department, School of Media & Performing Arts at Middlesex University, with support from the Dance Department at University Campus Suffolk, will be hosting the second symposium on collaboration in performance practice, with a specific focus on the politics of collaboration.
Simon Murray – “Lightness of touch: politics and embodiment in collaboration”
Rosemary Butcher and Susan Melrose – A dialogue: “Just in time: collaborative memory work and judgement in dance-making practices”
The symposium features a range of research papers and practice interventions, and includes performance installations by Angela Woodhouse and Henrietta Hale, as well as Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow. Gerard Bell and Karen Christopher will be performing their work So Below (Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects) to conclude the event.
The symposium specifically focuses on the politics of collaborative practice in performance-making and related disciplinary areas, addressing issues such as:
• The politics of working together: relationships between collaborators at work
• Modes of performance-making: the ongoing search for alternative modes of work
• Identity and performance: going beyond oneself in contemporary contexts
• Theorising collaboration: matters of authorship in a networked age
• Collaboration across disciplinary and cultural boundaries
Registration is open, please book here.