|Type of post:||Association news item|
|Posted By:||Glen McGillivray|
|Date Posted:||Mon, 16 Nov 2020|
|Special issue Performance Training and Well-Being to be published June 2022
Call for contributions, ideas, proposals and dialogue with the editors
Guest editors: Dr. Virginie Magnat, University of British Columbia, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Nathalie Gauthard, Université d’Artois, France (email@example.com).
Performance Training and Well-Being (Issue 13.2)
Conceived as a way of foregrounding the relevance of performance-based artistic practices in response to the current health crisis caused by the global pandemic, as well as a way of challenging neoliberal conceptions of creativity and performance as hallmarks of capitalist productivity, adaptability, and efficacy, this special issue will explore the relationship between performance training and the notion of well-being, broadly conceived, to reignite, reconfigure, revitalize, renew and/or reimagine their inter- and/or intra-action.
We seek contributions by performance and theatre studies scholar-practitioners, artists, educators, and activists committed to critically and reflexively investigating the cultural, social, political, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of performance training modalities that have the potential to promote, enhance, restore, and sustain the well-being of practitioners, audiences, and other/more-than-human participants and collaborators.
We are committed to integrating the perspectives of non-Western and Indigenous scholars and artists, and welcome contributions examining the ethical implications of conducting research on performance and well-being in the neoliberal academy, as well as decolonizing approaches to performance training that take into account the well-being of culturally diverse communities.
This special issue will therefore respond to the urgent need to acknowledge and to include multiple ways of knowing and being within Eurocentric paradigms that still inform dominant knowledge systems.
The contested term “well-being” is intended as a generative provocation. In this light, potential contributors are invited to engage with topics and questions such as:
To signal your interest and intention to make a contribution to this special issue please contact Virginie Magnat (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nathalie Gauthard (email@example.com) for an initial exchange of ideas/thoughts or email us an abstract or proposal (max 300 words). Please consider the range of possibilities available within TDPT: Essays and Sources up to 6500 words; photo essays; shorter, more speculative, essais up to 3000 words and postcards (up to 200 words). All contributors could extend their work through links to blog materials (including, for example, film footage or interviews). Questions about purely digital propositions can be sent directly to James McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for the blog. Firm proposals across all areas must be received by 1st March 2021 at the latest. We look forward to hearing from you.
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training has a number of formats:
Innovative cross-over print/digital formats are possible, including the submission of audiovisual training materials, which can be housed on the online interactive Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal blog: http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/
1 March 2021: proposals to be submitted to Virginie Magnat (email@example.com) and Nathalie Gauthard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
31 March 2021: Response from editors and, if successful, invitation to submit contribution
April to End August 2021: writing/preparation period
Start Sept to end October 2021: peer review period
November 2021 – end January 2021: author revisions post peer review
June 2022: publication as Issue 13.2