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Thursday, September 5 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TaPRA Executive Curated Panel

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Decolonizing Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies 
This TaPRA Executive-sponsored panel consists of five provocations addressing decolonizing research, teaching, practice and the industry in theatre, dance and performance studies. Each speaker will address a particular area, finishing with a short provocation or question. Following this, there will be a 30-minute open discussion. The panel will also launch a related website. 

Chair: Professor Jerri Daboo (University of Exeter) 


Lynette Goddard

Dr Lynette Goddard (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘ Researching Gaps’ This provocation will focus on how recognising and filling the research gaps about race and Black experience works to develop an inclusive approach to contemporary British theatre.  

Royona Mitra

Dr Royona Mitra (Brunel University London): ‘Making Space’ This provocation will consider the political efficacy of ‘making space’ and ‘taking up space’ (Kwakye and Ogunbiyi, 2019) as dialectical decolonial acts that can displace, disrupt and reconstitute the... Read More →

Tom Cornford

TaPRA Executive Curated Panel:Dr Tom Cornford (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London): ‘Undoing Language’ This provocation will address some ways in which whiteness shapes research, not only in terms of its content, but the theoretical standpoints... Read More →

Victor Ladron de Guevara

Dr Victor Ladron de Guevara (University of Plymouth): ‘Gatekeeping Accents’ This provocation will explore the absence/presence of ‘foreign’ accents on the contemporary British stage as a phenomenon that both challenges and re-asserts hegemonic cultural practices and... Read More →

Prarthana Purkayastha

Dr Prarthana Purkayastha (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘Decolonising Archives and Histories’ This provocation will examine the violence of archives and history on certain kinds of performance remains, noticing how the politics of race can impact historical writing... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Forum: Alumni Auditorium