A one day symposium at The Drama Department of Exeter University on Saturday 18 March 06, led by disabled and d/Deaf practitioners and academics.
The event is a culmination of Kaite O'Reilly’s AHRC creative fellowship, 2003-2006 and will include papers, presentations, work demonstrations and panel discussions. .
Key questions to be explored include:
What impact have disabled and d/Deaf practitioners had on the dramaturgy of text and non-text based performance work?
How are those dramaturgies similar to and/or different from ‘mainstream’ or ‘traditional’ forms?
How has form been reinvented or subverted?
Is it possible to make inclusive, bilingual performance (British Sign Language and spoken English) without resorting to translation or interpretation? Will one
language or culture always be dominant?
What is the relationship between the dominant and subaltern language/cultures in performance work made by disability artists and/or those informed by a disability or d/Deaf perspective? Are such divisions still relevant or current?
Do ‘alternative dramaturgies’ exist?
Confirmed participants include:
Dr Petra Kuppers (USA) Academic and practitioner (‘Bodies on Edge’,
Dr Aaron Williamson (UK) Live artist and film maker (Director of 15mm films,
currently at Serpentine Gallery, London)
The Fingersmiths (UK) a new company exploring bilingual performance work
Kaite O'Reilly, playwright and AHRC fellow (peeling)
Jean St Clair, performer and BSL advisor (National Theatre of Deaf USA,
Australia, West End) Jeni Draper, performer and SLI -Sign Language Interpreter (Graeae, Pacici Company).
Jonathan Meth – Director of writernet
Alison Jones – visual artist/project manager North West Disability Arts Forum
Alicia Grace – performance artist.
Fee to attend: £10 individuals; £20 institutions
For further information, please contact Kaite O'Reilly at K.OReilly@exeter.ac.uk
Kaite O’Reilly, AHRC Creative Fellow, Drama Department, University of Exeter, Thornlea, New North Road, Exeter EX4 4LA.
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