Call for Papers: Harnessing a 21st Century approach to Performing Arts, HKAPA

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Posted By: Helena Grehan
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 1 Oct 2021

HKAPA Virtual Conference
Harnessing a 21st Century approach to Performing Arts: Technology, Practice, Education and Research

Date: 20 - 22 January, 2022
Host: Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

The past two years have been filled with an unprecedented scope of complexities. Universities and Conservatories in Performing Arts had to take a more proactive and agile role in shifting into newer learning modes and teaching under the pandemic. These paradigm shifts required new ways of encounters and approaches as universities and conservatories (re)think how the new normal in living, performance, learning and teaching under the pandemic required a (re)invention of existence, values, and ways of doing. As we approach a new era of (re)thinking, universities and conservatories must now reflect on their practices and generate innovative strategies and insights to overcome the new challenges, and ask how technologies and 21st Century competencies are reshaping performing arts in performance, curriculum design, teaching and learning and research.

We invite students, educators, researchers, and practitioners to submit a 250 to 300 word abstract for a paper presentation, roundtable discussion, lecture-demonstration /workshop, or performance lecture. The abstract should clearly state the aim/objective, the issues/questions addressed, the research design and methodology, the findings and the implications addressing these topics broadly within these themes:

  • Digital pedagogies and educational technology
  • Online, mobile, flexible, and blended learning
  • 21st Century competencies and curriculum in performing arts pedagogy
  • Digital performance and live streaming
  • Telematic performance
  • Experimental theatre
  • Transmedia storytelling
  • Innovation in Practice as Research (PaR)/Applied practice/Community of practice.
Possible topics — for presentation as standard papers, roundtables, lecture-demonstrations and workshops — include:
  • What are the various creative innovations and technologies emerging in performing arts, practice, performance, and art pedagogy in this new normal?
  • What are the ways in which both academics, practitioners and arts educators articulate and evolve these (re)new approaches within the field of performing arts?
  • What are the philosophical underpinnings?
  • What are the issues and challenges (re)emerging that need confronting as artists, performers, academics, educators, researchers, performers, and spectators?
Proposals are due on 18 October 2021. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words via the HKAPA Digital Conference website. Written papers from the conference would be considered for being published in the APA second issues of PA: PER.