Engaging with performance practice through research

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2019
EventPerformance Studies x Cultural Studies Colloquium : Cultures in Motion, Performance in Transit - Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Duration: 22 Feb 201922 Feb 2019
https://www.ln.edu.hk/cultural/Colloquium.pdf (Program)
https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/802/ (DC@Lingnan : Video)

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Public LecturePerformance Studies x Cultural Studies Colloquium : Cultures in Motion, Performance in Transit
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTuen Mun
OtherHow do scholars based in the Asia-Pacific adapt and improvise to make sense of performance studies’ inherently transnational and emancipatory premises, yet decenter its Euro-American pedigree as an institutionalized discipline? This colloquium invites three scholars from the Pacific-Asian region to lead a colloquium on teaching and researching in the emerging discipline of performance studies. There has been a series of sustained interests in, critique on, and reconsideration of applying performance studies methods and methodologies to the Asian context and Asian performance traditions. Yet the actual teaching and researching, i.e. institutional practices in the academe, merit further discussions that respond to the priorities unique to Asian universities in the neoliberal climate. In light of Department of Cultural Studies’ continued efforts to introduce the field of performance studies at Lingnan, the colloquium will also address specific questions, opportunities, and challenges emerging from performance studies research and teaching in the Hong Kong’s cultural context.

“Performance Studies x Cultural Studies” Colloquium speaks to a broader community of scholars, performance practitioners, and general public in Hong Kong interested in performance as an object of analysis and method of inquiry. The first session is led by the three invitees in a panel discussion format based on their respective research interests and institutional background. The second half is led by the Cultural Studies department’s own faculty members as discussants addressing the most salient issues emerging from the first session as well as their own methodological concerns from performance-related research and teaching within cultural studies.
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