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3 Day Bi-National Work Shop On ‘Body, Space and Performance: Theory and Praxis,’

From 4th to 6th March, 2018

Body, Space and Performance

About the Conference

The School of Historical Studies is organizing a three-day bi-national workshop entitled ‘Body, Space and Performance: Theory and Praxis,’ from 4th to 6th March, 2018 with the participation of a Sri Lankan Lecture Demonstration. The workshop is designed with a cross-disciplinary focus that will benefit students and faculty across all schools of the university. The workshop, which primarily deals with the idea of performance, is aimed at stimulating a discussion and understanding of the categories of culture, tradition, memory, ritual, body, space, and time in their theoretical and practical considerations. Through such an endeavor, the School intends to encourage further interest and debate on these themes and categories in current and future course work. It would also facilitate further research undertaken by students, by exposing them to highly recognized practitioners, performers and theoreticians of traditional and modern art forms.

Mudiyettu performer from Natyavedi Kerala
Mudiyettu performer from Natyavedi Kerala1
Mudiyettu performer from Natyavedi Kerala3
Mudiyettu performers from Natyavedi Kerala 

The workshop includes an inaugural lecture-performance session on Mudiyettu with a troupe from Natyavedi Kerala, headed by Dr CK Thomas, along with Aadarsh Chunkath and Ms Meena Paul (researchers with Natyavedi Kerala) on 4th March, and two sessions with Ms Ruhanie Perera (Lecturer at the University of Colombo, Founding member of Floating Space Theatre Company) on 5th March. The final session on 6th March, 'Conversations and Curations' would be chaired by Professor Aditya Malik, Dean at the School of Historical Studies.

Ms.Ruhanie Perera (University of Colombo), Floating Space Theatre Company, Sri Lanka
Ms.Ruhanie Perera (University of Colombo), Floating Space Theatre Company, Sri Lanka
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