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TaPRA 2017 AGM Agenda

Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual General Meeting, 1st September, 2017 Salford University (Minutes from previous AGM are below) Welcome from the Chair (GB-B) Minutes of 2016 AGM to be approved and Matters arising Reports: Chair (GB-B) Summary of Executive policy discussions in 2016-17: Executive Committee posts: TaPRA Fellowships: Tracy Catell Treasurer (TR) Accounts ECR…

TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Prizewinners 2017

TaPRA is delighted to announce the details of the winning entries in this year’s Postgraduate Essay competition, decided by a panel led by Professor Joanne Tompkins of the University of Queensland. We were hugely impressed this year by the range and level of postgraduate work across all disciplines of theatre and performance displayed by entrants…

TAPRA PG BURSARIES 2017

TaPRA invites applications for this year’s ten postgraduate bursaries for the 2017 TaPRA conference, 30 August – 1 September, to be hosted by University of Salford. Please note that bursaries cover the conference fee and a year’s TaPRA membership, but not accommodation. Applicants must belong to a TaPRA Working Group, and have had a paper accepted…

TaPRA Prizes 2017: Shortlists

The shortlisting process for the TaPRA Research Prizes for 2017 is now complete and we are delighted to announce that the following scholars and works have been shortlisted for final consideration: The David Bradby TaPRA Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance Jim Davis, for Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England (Cambridge…

TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Prize 2017

TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Prize The 2017 TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Competition is open for submissions! All postgraduates registered at an HE institution for PG study on the closing date of 15 May 2017 are eligible and should send essays no longer than 6,000 words to TaPRA’s Deputy Research Officer, Elena Marchevska (e.marchevska@lsbu.ac.uk) by midnight on Monday 15 May 2017. Guidelines…

TaPRA Gallery

As part of the Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA) 2017 conference, we invite proposals to exhibit audiovisual, digital and analogue documentation of PAR projects across theatre and performance disciplines for the TaPRA Gallery hosted by the University of Salford’s Practice as Research Centre of Excellence, at the New Adelphi Studio (30 August – 1…

Applied and Social Theatre : Generation and Regeneration

In our first conference as convenors, we would like to focus on the theme of generation(s) and (re)generation in applied and social theatre. Previous conferences and events have addressed: health and wellbeing; heroism; craft; aesthetics; histories and geographies; impact; value; slowness; practice (as) research; age(s) and ageing. We would like to move the debate a…

Asian Performance and Diaspora : Practice as Methodology in/and Asian Performance

The intimate relationship between theory and practice continues to be one of the central concerns of Asian performance. Concepts, theories and techniques in Asian performance, to a great extent, demonstrate the interlocking mechanism between practice and practice-based knowledge. Within the field of Asian performance, knowledge becomes knowledge only when it is connected to embodied practice.…

Directing and Dramaturgy : Interval

Intervals, gaps, breaks, ellipses, caesuras, pauses, syncopes… Live performance can very literally have an interval. In addition, in our modern world of hyper-acceleration, Jonathan Crary calls for a state of being suspended, or an interval: ‘a looking or listening so rapt that it is an exemption from ordinary conditions … a hovering out of time.’…

Documenting Performance : Migration and Documentation

Questions of migration are among the most contested in contemporary culture. In the current political climate, investigating the performative role of the document in controlling the movement of bodies across borders has particular urgency. The troubled status of documentation as identification affects performances of self at the most intimate levels, producing vulnerability and precariousness in…

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