Welcome to the Asian Performance and Diaspora

The aim of this working group is to research, promote and disseminate contemporary Asian performance and diaspora studies to highlight the historical and contemporary scholarship in the area. We also aim to encourage critical debates on the contemporary artistic practices of Asia and a thorough re-evaluation of the current understanding of its conceptual and practical paradigms of the Asian performance scene and its diaspora in Britain. A significant number of academics across the UK engage in the Asian performance and diaspora research producing a large body of scholarly work in this trajectory. Nevertheless, there is a historical lack of academic research, critical writing and wider recognition of the field. More needs to be done to bring better ‘visibility’ for the Asian performance and diaspora research within the UK. It is this gap that the Asian performance and Diaspora working group aims to fill.

Our Aims

  • To offer a dedicated platform for presenting Asian performance and diaspora research
  • To reflect, critique and debate Asian performance and diaspora activities in Britain
  • To foster better dialogue between the academic work and performance practice on the field

Current Convenors

Dr Arya Madhavan

University of Lincoln

Dr Dominic Hingorani

University of East London

Dr Sreenath Nair

University of Lincoln

Calls for Participation


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