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Theatre, Performance, Foucault!

 One-day symposium hosted by the Theatre, Performance and Philosophy working group of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)

 Saturday, 4th July 2015
King’s College London

K0.31 Small Committee Room, Strand London UK WC2R 2LS

Registration site


9:30-10am Welcome, registration and tea/coffee

Session 1: Theatre/Foucault/Theatre
10am – 11:30am

Mark Robson (University of Dundee), “Foucault and Theatre: Playing Placeless Place”

Stuart Elden (University of Warwick), “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”

Aline Wiame (Université Libre de Bruxelles), “Foucault’s Genealogical Theatre of Truth and its Impact on Performance Philosophy”


Interruption/Provocation 1: ‘Murmurs of Resemblance’
11:45am –12:15pm

P.A. Skantze (University of Roehampton), “The Table that Says Its Name”

Eleni Kolliopoulou (independent artist, Turin), “Dead can dance” and “8-9”


12:15 – 1:30pm Please join us for lunch at Fernandez & Wells, in the Somerset House courtyard

Session 2: Forms, Methods and Methodologies
1:30pm – 3pm

Magnolia Pauker (Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of British Columbia and European Graduate School), “Foucault Live! ‘A voice that still eludes the tomb of the text’”

Mischa Twitchin (Queen Mary, University of London), “Animating Masks”

Fay Brauer (University of East London and University of New South Wales), “Performing Biopouvoir: Body Culture, Scientia Sexualis and Eugenics”


Interruptions/Provocations 2: Time and the ‘Conduct of Souls’
3:15 – 3:30pm

Steve Potter (Goldsmiths, University of London / Cornell University), “Doing Time Together: Music, Chance, and the Security State”

Tea & coffee break
3:30 – 4pm

Session 3: Critical Historiography / Theatre and Performance Genealogies in the dix-neuvième
4pm – 5:15pm

Eve Katsouraki (University of East London), Chair “On the Interstices of Knowledge and Theatre Historiography: a Provocation”

Tony Fisher (Central School of Speech and Drama), “A Night at the Riot: the struggle against monopoly and the governmentalisation of the stage”

Kélina Gotman (King’s College London), “Archaeology, Genealogy, Choreography: Imagining Dance Histories in Motion”

5:15 – 5:30pm

Sanja Perovic (King’s College London)

Symposium dinner and drinks

5:30pm Please join us for dinner and drinks at the India Club, upstairs from the Hotel Strand Continental, 143 Strand WC2R 1JA

Please note all attendees must register on our Eventbrite page: Registration is free for TaPRA members, and £10 for non-members. Spaces are limited, so advance registration is strongly advised.

3 thoughts on “Theatre, Performance, Foucault! – programme 2015

  1. stuartelden says:

    Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:
    Full details of the ‘Theatre, Performance, Foucault!’ event I’ll be speaking at next month.


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