Cultural Identity in Performance

School of Consciousness and Transformation TPM 7718 3.00

Students will explore the concept of cultural identity, interrogating how such individual and collective identities impact the process and production of performance(s). During the two-week intensive, a series of shared events and discussions will steer students towards individually and collectively ‘mapping’ a geographical/historical/political place. A series of art-works will be made and shared and these, in turn, will stimulate debate on the theoretical ideas relating to culture, space and place. A wider consideration of these ideas in direct relation to performance practice will be encouraged, particularly in relation to site-specific work: seminal performance works by artists like Lone Twin, will encourage students to consider radical and deflected modes of performance making. Towards the end of the intensive period of teaching, students will be given support to instigate an independent research project that relates identity to both individual and professional practice. Students will be expected to contextualize their work in the light of contemporary developments in arts practice, arts research and cultural identity. TPM student

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