Intersections 2016: Practice (…) Research
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s annual Intersections Conference will be held on Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January 2016. Led by the Research Degrees community at Central, Intersections seeks to engage with current theoretical and conceptual discourses in theatre, dance and performance research, not only to highlight the diverse research interests at Central, but also to host a range of international scholars from a variety of backgrounds and institutions, addressing points of intersection between disciplines, fields and modes of research. The theme of this year’s conference is “Practice (…) Research”, investigating the blurring boundaries of the practicing researcher.
Everybody has a practice. Performing, curating, producing, writing, thinking, theorising. Whether you write about it or whether you do it – and arguably if you write about you are also doing something – practice is central to research in drama, theatre and performance.
In recent years the boundaries between pure theoretical research and engagements in practice have increasingly blurred, and new forms of generating knowledge are being accepted throughout academia. In many cases, it could be argued, there exists a continuing binary between Practice-as-Research and traditional modes of research, particularly within higher education institutions. Intersections 2016 aims to provide a forum in which practicing researchers can examine, challenge or insist on this binary, and encourages participants from across the field of research in drama, theatre and performance to consider the ways in which, whether explicitly or not, (their) practice intersects with their research.
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THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY 2015
|9:30 – 10:00||Registration (Reception)|
|10:00-10:15||Welcome: Dr Tony Fisher (RCSSD) and the Conference Committee|
|10:15-11:30||Keynote address by Professor Joe Kelleher (Roehampton)|
|11:50-13:20||Panel 1: Practice (documenting) Research||Panel 2: Practice (practicing) Research|
|PAPER 1: “My camp is not your camp. Your camp is mine: Lip-synching as a practical method of inquiry.” Simon Dodi||PAPER 1: Making ‘The Copla Musical’: Developing a PaR Methodology. Alejandro Postigo|
|PAPER 2: “Performance as Archive: reflections of a practitioner-researcher / researcher-practitioner” Marie-Louise Crawley||PAPER 2: “Alice and the Worms. A Performative Lecture.” Alice Colquhoun|
|PAPER 3: “Performative Lecture: Affective Documentation in Perplexpedition” Robbie Z. Wilson||PAPER 3: “Subverting Theory in Postdramatic Theatre” Silvia Dumitriou|
|14:30-16:00||PANEL 3: Practice (messing with) Research||PANEL 4: Practice (training with) Research|
|PAPER 1: “Cloud Seeding: The Poetics of Clouds and the Creative Process” Phillip Stanier and Penny Newell||PAPER 1: “Experiment: Reflections on Nymph Errant” Sherrill Gow|
|PAPER 2: “Homo Academicus: The Musical – challenging the inaudibility of academic knowledge” Farokh Soltani||PAPER 2: “Practice as research into practice: closing the loop” Penny Andrews|
|PAPER 3: Hear Me Roar: Queer Utopian Negativity and the Potential of Performance” Joe Parslow & Meth||PAPER 3: “Frogging: How practice works in my research” Evi Stamatiou|
FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY 2015
|10:00-11:15||Keynote address by Dr. Kelina Gotman (KCL)|
|11:30-13:00||PANEL 5: Practice (knowing) Research||PANEL 6: Practice (voices) Research|
|PAPER 1: “Practice as “Search” towards a different form of knowledge” Dr Anna Troisi||PAPER 1: “Re-authoring John Donne in a Vocal Somatic Dialogue” Jane Boston|
|PAPER 2: “Practice (confounds) Research: Grappling with ‘Lost Causes’” Adelina Ong||PAPER 2: “The Challenge to Artistic Collaborators: Who then is the author?” Alan Taylor|
|PAPER 3: “Finding the Woo Woo: when Practice does Not Become Research” Royce Sparks|
|14:00-15:30||PANEL 7: Practice (dances with) Research||PANEL 8: Practice (mixing) Research||Guest Lecture/ Presentation: Dr Kiki Selioni|
|PAPER 1: “Practice as Research: a new insight of composing dance improvisation” Jindeok Park||PAPER 1: “Clod Ensemble: Creative Collaboration: Practice meets Research” Dr Sophie Lally|
|PAPER 2: “Attending (Theatre) as Practicebased Research” Dr George Home-Cook||PAPER 2: “Theatre as research in clinical settings; adopting a mixedmethod.” Dr Persephone Sextou|
|PAPER 3: “The Choreography of Research / Performing Practice: Visioning and embodying landscape | Dancing towards practice based action research.” Dr Beatrice Jarvis||PAPER 3: “Actor/spectator? … When one becomes two: an interchange of process and product.” Elizabeth Howard
PAPER 4: “Keeping Research Live” Dr Joseph Dunne