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Thursday, September 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Working Group Session 2: Performance and Science

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Gianna Bouchard

Self-Experimentation: Performing Gender, Beyond the LaboratoryAt once celebrated as an essential part of medical history and development, and repudiated for fear of controversy and backlash, the self-experimenter converts their own body into a site for experimentation and testing... Read More →
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Nicholas Arnold

Senior National Professor (Emeritus) of Cultural Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Frightful/Delightful – exploring pain and pleasure in high-energy physical performanceThere is a kind of anti-Nietzschean (if we ignore recent reappraisals of Nietzsche) reaction to notions of the actual or potential extremities of physicality in performance training. We are aware... Read More →
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Kirsty Surgey

Climbing twisted ladders: Using DNA in performance storytellingFamily histories are changing. An increased understanding of the science of DNA can challenge or affirm a sense of identity. Performances such as La Messe Basse’s Siri use the science of DNA to ask questions about what... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am BST
Thornlea: SR2