7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
16th January, 2014
Intersections – the annual Colloquium of Performance Research – is taking place at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on January 16th and 17th, 2014. A partner event to Collisions (a performance as research event), the Colloquium seeks to engage with current theoretical and conceptual discourses in performance research, led by the Research Degrees community. Not only highlighting the diverse research interests at Central, the Colloquium is an inclusive event which attracts international scholars who will be speaking on a range of topics. The theme of this year’s colloquium is ‘Intersections’ and includes keynote addresses from David Wiles (University of Exeter) with Simon Shepherd as respondent and Karoline Gritzner (Aberystwyth University) with Gilli Bush-Bailey as respondent.
‘Intersections’ can be defined both as points of communication and separation among various research aspects. In performance practice the term could indicate the ‘crossroads’ as well as the binaries between different modes and models of research. For instance in the expanded field of performance, the most vivid example emerges from the dynamic conversations between varied materials of practical and theoretical implications. Therefore, ‘intersections’ may set up research obstacles or enact renewed definitions and perceptions. Formulating the theme of this year’s Colloquium, ‘intersections’ will shape as well the organisation of panels, open discussion forums and interplay with artistic explorations. The aim of this Colloquium is to create a space of curious connections and exceptional confluences within and between fields of research in performance practice.
Interweaving ideas from different perspectives, the Colloquium intends to illuminate contemporary research aspects, bringing into dialogue seemingly allied or opposing concepts.
For more information please visit Intersections: Colloquium of Performance Research at RCSSD.