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The Politics of Collaboration - European Currents

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The Politics of Collaboration - European Currents

Time: September 24, 2016 all day
Location: Middlesex University
Street: The Burroughs, Hendon
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://oncollaboration.weebly…
Phone: 02084114993
Event Type: research, event
Organized By: Stefanie Sachsenmaier, Noyale Colin
Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2016

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StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000003735 Against the backdrop of current European political developments, the notion of collaboration has arguably gained acute new relevance. Following two symposia in 2012 and 2013, as well as the recent publication of the edited collection Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures (Palgrave 2016), Noyale Colin and Stefanie Sachsenmaier will hold a full-day research event on the Politics of Collaboration with a specific focus on current European dynamics at Middlesex University, London, on Saturday 24 September 2016. The event will be hosted by the Theatre Arts Department at Middlesex University, in collaboration with the Performing Arts Department at the University of Winchester.

In order to initiate a new phase of what is an ongoing project, we welcome the attendance and participation of researchers, artists and students to engage with the following issues:
Can collaboration offer ways of exploring and addressing political issues through performance? What kinds of social life are we producing in performing Europe today?
Can ways of co-working in performance respond to the crisis of togetherness?
To what extent can collaborative performance practice be a means of challenging dominant modes of production in contemporary society?
How does collaboration in performance practice speak to wider conditions of contemporary society including precarious labour, composite subjectivity, cultural boundaries and conflicting ethics?
Could the artist employing collaboration as a strategy to resist alienated modes of production constitute an ideal ‘elite worker’ through her/his intended escapism of precarious working conditions?
Can modes of working together in performance act as a significant force in fostering social change in times of crisis?

Event Details:
9am – 7.30pm, Middlesex University, London (Hendon)

The event will feature presentations, roundtables and performances, a book launch and will give space to discussion for all delegates.

Confirmed presentations:
Rudi Laermans, Gigi Argyropoulou, Bojana Cvejic

Roundtable contributions (selection):
Gob Squad, Rimini Protokoll, Nikki Tomlinson (Artsadmin), Valeria Graziano, Dog Kennel Hill Projects, Alice Chauchat, After Performance (research collective)

Dog Kennel Hill Project, Our True Feelings (Etudes in Tension and Crisis)
Alice Chauchat, Togethering

For further information and updates including the forthcoming schedule please refer to our project website:

Booking details:
Early bird deadline 9 September 2016
£40 for HE representatives
£25 for independent artists and students

Final registration deadline 19 September 2016
£50 for HE representatives
£30 for independent artists and students

Please book via the following link:

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