CfP Working group the Theatrical Event, IFTR Manilla Philippines 2024

02 November, 2023 by Rikard Hoogland | 0 comments

CfP Working group the Theatrical Event, IFTR Manilla Philippines 2024

Rethinking the Theatrical Event after 27 years of Working Group's activity Rethinking the Theatrical Event after 27 years of Working Group's activity

<p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: center; background: white;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: center; background: white;" align="center">What more is there to say about Theatrical Events after 27 years of annual Working Group meetings, intensive discussions and criticism, and five book publications (and a sixth on its way)? Well, the present group members are convinced that the idea of theatre and performance as an event still offers theoretical perspectives and analytical tools of surprising quality and value. Therefore we would like to invite new participants and former members of the group to contribute fresh suggestions and future directions for the meeting in Philippines 2023.</p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-indent: 36.0pt; background: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">Contributions may deal with any kind of historical or contemporary theatrical event in the broadest sense, i.e. from traditional theatre performances to installations, rituals and ceremonies, festivals, concerts, games etc. <em>Of special interest this year is th<span style="background: white;">e Cultural Context in form of Cultural Policy, State regulations and laws and its impact on the Theatrical Event.as a whole</span>.</em> The point of departure should always be a particular event described and analysed from a specific perspective: its conventions, organisation, time and place, the encounter between performers and spectators or the general character of playing. In all cases, cultural and other key contexts should be taken into consideration.</span></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-indent: 36.0pt; background: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">Contributors are expected to get familiar with the books the Working Group has published, in particular some of the theoretical ideas and models which were presented in <em>Theatrical Events</em> (2004), <em>Festivalising!</em> (2007) and <em>Playing Culture</em> (2014); a book on <em>Theatre Scandals </em>(2020).</span></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-indent: 36.0pt; background: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">You are welcome to submit an abstract (250 words max.) through the IFTR conference system. </span><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="color: red;">Deadline for abstract submission: 2 February 2023.</span></strong></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; background: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">Contributions for the Philippines conference should make explicit theoretical frames and chosen perspectives, conceived as a work-in-progress, no more than 3-4000 words, with a clear idea but ample room for revisions and additions. Once the abstract has been accepted, the first version of the paper should be distributed among the group&rsquo;s members about 3 weeks before the meeting. Since everyone has read all the papers when we see each other, the meeting is mainly devoted to constructive discussions that should enable the authors to continue the development of their ideas and writing of a final text that will be discussed again at the Working Group meeting in 2025.</span></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; background: white;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: #111111; background: white;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; background: white;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: #111111; background: white;">We are eager to get new members outside the western hemisphere, and especially welcoming proposals from new members.</span></strong></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; background: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="LTR" style="margin: 0cm; text-align: justify; background: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">The convenors will be happy to answer any questions and advise the new members of the group:</span></p> <p dir="LTR" style="text-align: justify; text-indent: -31.5pt; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0cm 36.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">Dr. Smadar Mor, Tel Aviv University: </span><span lang="EN-US" style="color: black; mso-color-alt: windowtext;"><a href="mailto:smadarmo@tauex.tau.ac.il"><span style="color: #1155cc;">smadarmo@tauex.tau.ac.il</span></a></span></p> <p dir="LTR" style="text-align: justify; text-indent: -31.5pt; margin: 0cm -16.7pt 0cm 36.0pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #111111;">Associate Prof. Rikard Hoogland, Stockholm University: </span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="mailto:rikard.hoogland@teater.su.se">rikard.hoogland@teater.su.se</a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" dir="RTL" style="text-align: justify; text-indent: -31.5pt;"><span dir="LTR" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>

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