Being Human Festival: Discovering Home, A Dance and Philosophy Workshop, at The Place, 16 November 2019

In a world of growing division and displacement prompted by conflict, climate crisis, and injustice, can we find hope and common ground in conceptions of ‘home’ and in attachments to place? As a new generation leads the way in finding spaces of resistance and modes of solidarity, we want to explore what happens when we put the human body and embodied experiences at the centre of our inquiry. Discovering Home is an interactive workshop, led by choreographer Sivan Rubinstein and Sarah Fine (Department of Philosophy, King’s College London), drawing on philosophy, dance, music, and visual art, focused on participation and collaboration. Together we will create a piece about our different experiences and understandings of home.

Book a free ticket here.

Please note: this event will be recorded.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.

Hub Series ‘This Time Its Personal’ in partnership with Queen Mary, University of London

Flying Circus Airlines: A Little Show About Immigration Controls, 14 November 2019

St. Albert at Dublin Airport, circa 1950 An Aer Lingus DC-3 plane at Dublin Airport’s original terminal building.

Date & Time: 14 November 2019, 18:30 to 20:00

Location: Bush House, Strand Campus , London

Hosted by Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Queen Mary University of London. 

This play invites audience members to reflect on their personal moral stance when it comes to immigration controls.

ice&fire theatre company presents extracts from their upcoming show: a fun, irreverent and accessible excavation of the complex themes of freedom of movement versus the politics of exclusion. Be prepared for a show featuring clowns, an airplane, karaoke and possibly a turf war between a brown owl and a parakeet. Includes Q&A with the creative team. Created by playwright Amy Ng and Olivier-award winning Director Donnacadh O’Briain in collaboration with Dr Sarah Fine (King’s College London).

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the school of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.

Society for Classical Studies 151st Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2020

Affiliated Performance@ member Dr Rosa Andújar is co-organiser (with Daniel Orrells, Classics), of Problems in Performance: Failure and Classical Reception Studies, an Organizer-Refereed Panel, to be held at the Society for Classical Studies 151st Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2020.

More information about the event can be found online here.

Royal Holloway “Intersections” Conference 2020 CfP

The annual Intersections conference, for PhD researchers and ECRs, held at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, is inviting 300 word abstracts until the 31st October.

This year’s theme is The precarious nature of the new university: the prospects, problems and aspirations of ‘early career’ theatre and performance researchers. The conference will be held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January 2020. 

Please find the full information online here.