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Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series: Diana Taylor - "Archiving the Thing: Teatro Vertigem's Bon Retiro"

Feb 28, 2014, 9:30am-11am

Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute and University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University, presents a free public talk titled "Archiving the Thing: Teatro Vertigem's Bon Retiro".

Taylor's talk is the keynote address for Panamerican Routes/ Rutas Americanas, an international festival on Performance and Human Rights in the Americas, organized by Aluna Theatre. The talk is presented in collaboration with the University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Brock University's Department of Dramatic Arts.

Taylor is the author of Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), winner of the Best Book Award of the New England Council on Latin American Studies and Honorable Mention in the Joe E. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama; Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's 'Dirty War' (1997); and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (2003), winner of the Outstanding Book award of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education and the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize of the Modern Language Association. She is the editor of five volumes of critical essays on Latin American, Latino and Spanish playwrights.

Led by York theatre professors Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer, the Performance Studies (Canada) Project is a SSHRC-funded research study that explores how the field of performance studies has developed in Canada over the past few decades. The project seeks to bring together performance studies researchers located in Canada to share their work, identify major works of performance theory on Canadian subjects that have been left out of American-centred mappings of the field, and ask how institutional and cultural conditions have produced alternative articulations of “performance” in Canadian contexts.


Location:Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St., Toronto
Posted by:Marlis Schweitzer
Web Sitehttp://performancecanada.com/events/performance-studies-canada-speaker-series-theme-moving-bodies/
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