This event is taking place on the bridge between theory and practice in contemporary women's performance. An international forum of performance makers and scholars will offer a 4 day programme of performance, lectures, presentations, and artist-led workshops. Confronting the language divides between scholarship and artistic production, the aim is to create an intellectual meeting ground of ideas, words and works that challenge what it means to 'articulate' practice.
Led by an international forum of performance makers and guest scholars the programme will examine the nexus between practice and theory, to confront the language divides between scholarship and artistic production. The aim is to create an intellectual meeting ground - on the bridge between practice and academia - of ideas, words and works that challenge what it means to ‘'articulate practice'.
Historically, there exists a dividing line between academic consideration of theatre and professional practice. In recent years, however, academia has been developing notions of ‘'practice led research', and drawing on theories and interventions from what has now become termed the ‘'artist scholar' - a professional practitioner comfortable within the culture of the academy. This duality of experience and fluency in both languages is being drawn upon within contemporary pedagogy, and has led to many artists developing a voice within the context of scholarship.
As a consequence, distinctions may have become blurred: and artists are beginning to re assert the differences between academic and artistic articulation; between professional practice in the public domain and practice realised within the academy.
This gathering is the stimulus for a forum of debate intended to identify, reveal, develop and record vocabularies that might be useful, to both practitioner and scholar, in the development of an understanding of the processes engaged in the making of effective performance; performance intended for, and surviving within, the public domain.
The 4 day programme offers artist led workshops, international performances, performance lectures and presentation papers, a challenging debating platform and provocations from delegates.
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