Performing Place #2

The Dance and Theatre Departments at the University of Chichester invite researchers, practitioners, artists and post-graduate researchers to Performing Place #2, a 1 day symposium that will explore, celebrate, problematize, and articulate notions of experiencing, encountering, and ‘performing’ place through creative arts inquiry.

The symposium will include installation and performance work, academic paper presentations, informal discussions, and opportunities to engage in dialogue with colleagues interested in exploring practices and processes of experiencing and ‘performing’ place, and associated notions of (amongst others) site-specificity, embodiment, mobility, location, space, place, and performativity.

The symposium aims to stimulate a sharing of knowledge and ideas in an informal, playful and participatory manner.

Keynote Speakers:

Derek McCormack (Oxford) on Atmospheric Things

Jonathan Skinner (Roehampton) on Dark Tourism

Bill Psarras (Goldsmiths) Performative Flâneur: “Orchestrating” senses, situations and data in the city

Melanie Kloetzel (Calgary): Site Dance (tbc)

Confirmed Contributors:

Vicky Hunter (Chichester),

Peter Reder (independent artist)

Andrew Wilford (Chichester).

Performing Place #2 will take place on Saturday 14th June from 9.15am-5.30pm at University Of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex.

The cost of attending Performing Place #2 is £20 standard & £10 student /concession– price includes sandwich lunch and refreshments on the day.

To book your place please visit the University of Chichester website.