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Le corps en scene BOURASSA ANDRE G



Bonjour!
Un sujet de conference sur "Le corps en question" pour ceux qu'interesse
la question du corps en scene. 
Amities, Andre G. Bourassa.

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**********************CALL FOR PAPERS*************************

                        "BODIES IN QUESTION"

        AUSTRALIAN DRAMA STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 1998

                29th June to 4th July 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS

BODIES IN QUESTION
The theme of the conference, "Bodies in Question," reflects the growing
concern in theatre scholarship and practice with interrogating the many
ways in which "bodies" are conceived and positioned in our work. On a
fundamental level, the performer's body in space, communing in a direct and
live manner with the audience, is what characterises theatre and
distinguishes it from other art forms. Thus to the performer and the
audience member, the body is at the very heart of performance. To those
concerned with culturally-determined bodies of knowledge, the body may
suggest bodies of work, a single canon, multiple canons, or indeed no canon
at all. To practitioners and critics living and working in environments
where many cultures co-exist and interrelate, the term "bodies" may suggest
the many different bodies inscribed by race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual
orientation. These and other constructions of "bodies" will provide a
backdrop for many of our encounters with theatre and performance at this
conference.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Keynote speakers include Rustom Bharucha, the worlds leading critic of
interculturalism as it is often practiced in the West, and renowned
Shakespearian scholar Andrew Gurr from the UK. In addition, the conference
will also feature two prominent New Zealand theatre practitioners: Hone
Kouka, the country's leading Maori playwright; and Sally Rodwell of Red
Mole, New Zealand's oldest alternative theatre company.

FESTIVAL OF NEW ZEALAND THEATRE
The ADSA conference overlaps with the Festival of New Zealand Theatre, an
independent but related event, which is scheduled from 19 June to 5 July,
1998. This festival brings together performance groups from around the
country to present a range of theatre which reflects the many cultures
which comprise contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand.

BI-CULTURAL IDENTITY OF THE WAIKATO
The Waikato region, in the heart of New Zealand's green North Island, is an
important centre for Maori culture in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The Tainui
tribe owns the land on which the University of Waikato is situated and the
university is the home of a burgeoning School of Maori and Pacific
Development which is rapidly becoming recognised as a global centre for
indigenous and development studies. This conference will reflect the
bi-cultural nature of performance in this part of New Zealand and will be
preceded by a formal Maori powhiri (or opening ceremony) on the campus
marae (the land on which a traditional meeting house is situated).

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS
Most conferees will probably elect to stay in the officially designated
conference motel.  Graduate students and student actors may wish to be
billeted with drama students or stay in a hostel or on a marae.

Shuttles will be offered at pre-arranged (and pre-booked) times to pick up
conferees from the Auckland airport and bring them to their accommodation
in Hamilton (about a 90 minute trip). Conferees travelling from Sydney or
Brisbane may find it more convenient to travel directly to Hamilton on
Freedom Air.  Booking information will be passed on in March to those
responding to this call for papers.

CONTACT DETAILS

• Deadline for Offers:  27th February 1998.
• Papers should generally be either 20 or 30 minutes long, workshops two
hours.
• Please forward a title and 200 word abstract by 27th February 1998,
indicating preferred length to:

        Dr. William Peterson
        Conference Convenor
        Drama Department
        University of Waikato
        Private Bag 3105
        Hamilton
        NEW ZEALAND
        Fax:  0064 7 838 4922
        Email:  william@waikato.ac.nz
        http://www2.waikato.ac.nz/drama/conference/html