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Perforum Conference 2018 - Call for Papers

25 Apr
Francuzi (The French) dir. Krzysztof Warlikowski Photos: Tal Bitton

PERFORUM CONFERENCE 
20th & 21st June, 2018
POSTGRADUATE ARTS PRACTICE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018:
CHANGING THEATRES: DRAMATURGY AND CONTEMPORARY
THEATRE PRACTICE AND RESEARCH

The Department of Theatre, University College Cork, is pleased to announce a two-day conference of workshops, papers and round-table discussion for (post-graduate) scholars and practitioners with an interest in practice and research in the field of dramaturgy and contemporary theatre.

Questions we are posing in order to open up discussion around contemporary cutting-edge dramaturgical practices and the role of dramaturge in contemporary theatre include:

Why does the dramaturge not need to be a playwright?

What creates spaces and techniques of theatrical imagination in the context of a dramaturge’s work?

What is the relationship between theatre and the literary text?

How do dramaturgical strategies manipulate narratives to reflect and represent them in a multidisciplinary context?

Our Keynote Speaker is Dr Piotr Gruszczyński – theatre critic, dramaturge and co-programmer at Nowy Teatr, Warsaw. He has collaborated with Krzysztof Warlikowski on numerous productions: (A)pollonia, Un tramway (co-production with Odeon Theatre, Paris), The End, African Tales by Shakespeare, Kabaret Warszawski, The French, and Phedres (Odeon Theatre, Paris). He is author of the first analysis of new Polish theatre (Ojcobójcy, 2002) and a book-interview with Warlikowski (Szekspir i uzurpator, also translated into French and Romanian). He also collaborates with opera director Mariusz Treliński and lectures at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He is a member of the editorial boards of „Dialog“ (Warsaw) and „Ubu“ (Paris). The title of Dr Gruszczyński’s keynote is: ‘Adaptation, Multi-channel Adaptation and Adaptation as Installation’.

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS

We invite proposals for:

45-minute workshops and 20-minute papers that relate to contemporary dramaturgical practices in:

-       text adaptations;

-       explorations of the development of a dramaturgical consciousness within improvisation practices;

-       choreographing dance performances; 

-       the use of multimedia in theatre performances;

Papers can take / include the form of visual or performative presentations. 

Workshops can be participant and/or observer-based. We particularly encourage proposals for workshops and papers that can lead to lively discussion in order to foster new ideas and reflect on new dramaturgical approaches to performance making.

Please submit a 300-word proposal and a short biog by Friday, 18th May 2018  to:

perforum2018@gmail.com.

Please also indicate any technical requirements needed to present your work.  

 

More info at https://perforum2018.wixsite.com/dramaturgy

For more on this story contact:

Patricia Klich (IRC Scholar and PhD candidate)

Department of Theatre

Muskerry Villas

Western Road

University College Cork

patriciaklich@gmail.com

 

Dr Bernadette Cronin

Department of Theatre

Muskerry Villas

Western Road

University College Cork

b.cronin@ucc.ie

School of Music and Theatre

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Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, College Road, Cork, T12 K8AF,

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