DLSU, UP host int’l performance studies conference on Nov. 5-8
INQUIRER.net / 11:45 AM November 03, 2015
The De La Salle University Manila (DLSU) and University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman will serve as venues for an international performance studies conference which will be held on November 5 to 8.
The conference, titled “PSi#21 Philippines: On Tilted Earth: Performance, Disaster, Resilience in Archipelagic Space,” will see scholars, artists, and cultural workers take part in various workshops, panel and plenary discussions on the field of Performance Studies.
The conference will be opened by a talk and workshop on “Publishing Internationally: The View from Theatre and Performance Studies” by Theatre Research International Senior Editor Dr. Paul Rae from the University of Melbourne.
Speakers in the four-day conference include Datu Migketay Victorine Saway, Dr. Merlinda Bobis, Dr. Paul Rae Maaike Bleeker, Antonio Contreras, Marjorie Evasco, Flaudette May Datuin, Bonifacio Ilagan, Rody Vera, Beng Cabangon, Adelina Amparo III Umali, Dr. Catherine Diamond, Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz; and Dr. Marin Blazevic.
On the third day of the event, participants will take part in a guided tour in Metro Manila called “RoRo Journeys in the City.” Some of the places in the itinerary include: the Maritime Museum, the Golden Mosque in Quiapo and Bahay Nakpil. They will also have an interaction with displaced Lumads who are currently staging a camp at Liwasang Bonifacio and take a boat tour of Marikina and Pasig rivers.
The fourth day of the conference will be held in UP Diliman where it will be capped off by a closing program titled “Performing Resilience, Remembering Yolanda.”
The conference was organized by the Performance Studies Philippines in cooperation with DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, College of Arts and Letters Office of Research and Advanced Studies, and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC); the Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Arts Studies and Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, College of Music, and College of Mass Communication; the Lusong Luzon Arts and Culture Network, Inc; Back to Square One; and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).