The Performing Arts Department at Middlesex University will be hosting a
one-day symposium on collaboration in performance practice, with a
specific focus on the notions of 'memory', 'place' and 'time'
in performance-making. The event will take place on 4 May 2012 at Trent
Park Campus, North London, and will mark a farewell to the location
before the department will relocate to Hendon Campus in summer 2012.
The call for contributions is open to practitioners, academics and PhD
students wishing to present research papers, discussion panels or short
demonstrations of instances of relevant performance practice in the form
of lecture demonstrations and practice demonstrations.
The symposium specifically focuses on collaborative practice in
performance-making and the issues of 'memory', 'place' and
'time'. Questions of interest include, but are not limited to the
• What forms or modes of collaboration can be identified in
performance-making? In what ways is 'the collaborative' at stake in
solo performance-making? • How do compositional techniques
operate in solo and collaborative modes of performance? • How can
collaboration be theorised?
• How is personal or collective memory negotiated in
collaborative contexts? • In what ways can technology impact on
• How are 'place' and 'time' integral to
performance-making processes? • How do performers draw upon and
conceive of memory in performance-making? • How is collaborative
practice taught in HE? What models of practice to we offer and what are
the continued values we identify in teaching collaborative
In order to apply to contribute to the symposium, please send a 250-300
word abstract and a short outline of the nature of your proposed
contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Please also attach a short biography. Deadline 21 March 2012. All
contributors will be notified by end of March. Location details of Trent
Park campus: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Location/trent-park/index.aspx
Further details of the symposium will be announced soon.