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Two exciting events in summer term hosted by the 'Bodies, Objects and Performance Practices Research Group'

Posted on 07/04/2011

jonathan-burrows-matteo-f-006The event: Is material a performative subject?

Three short presentations/provocations by Eugénie Pastor, Dr Nesreen Hussein and Silvia Battista. Questions of embodiment, agency and participation will be investigated in relation to materiality in performance. The aim is to provoke a discussion where the conventional dichotomy of the artist-creative subject and the material-passive object is questioned together with issues on spectatorship and audience participation. Participative creative processes will be explored looking at specific case studies where artists negotiate their position with the materials through dialogical approaches. Through those case studies, the presenters will open up questions related to the politics and aesthetics of the subject-object exchange in the space of performance, which situates the object beyond its physical limitations.

When: Thursday 5th May 2011   - 12.30 – 2pm (Bring your lunch along and we will provide drinks and biscuits)

Where: Sutherland House, Rehearsal Room A.

 The event:  Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion will perform Cheap Lecture and extracts from their new production

We are delighted to welcome Jonathan (choreographer) and Matteo (Composer) back to the Boilerhouse to perform their recent duet Cheap Lecture along with extracts from their new piece that will be premiering in July. They would like to talk to us afterwards about both pieces and would welcome comments on the new piece as they go into the final stages of making it. They have performed several times in the last few years at Royal Holloway and Jonathan was awarded an honorary doctorate from the college last year. They combine music and dance composition in a most extraordinary way and with their lively and humorous delivery combined with rigorous attention to detail a treat is in store…

When: Thursday 9th June   - 12.30 – 2.00pm

Where: The Boilerhouse Theatre, Royal Holloway main campus


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