Conference: Call for Papers
The Colour of Fire: Sinophone Performance across Australia and Cultural Exchange
Host: JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide
Date: 3-4 November 2022
Organising Committee: Jonathan Bollen
, Tsan-Huang Tsai, Anne Pender
Sinophone performance across Australia has a rich history and cultural significance that has not been fully documented or widely appreciated. We seek to explore the reach of Sinophone performance across our region, its many forms, long history and contemporary expression. We welcome papers from a multidisciplinary frame of reference.
We invite proposals for papers that explore any aspects of what might be called Sinophone performance across Australia from contact times to the present, with interest in diasporic experiences, migration networks, identity formation, sensory adaptation, community engagement, creativity and traditionalization, regional touring circuits, regional politics, international and cultural relations, diplomacy, exchange, collaboration, trade, globalisation, training, audiences, theatre ecologies, ritual and daily life, as well as all forms of performing arts, music, opera, music theatre, cabaret, ballet, dance, circus, revue, spoken word theatre, works in translation, puppet theatre, devised work and hybrid contemporary forms. Consideration of the performance archive and analysis of the curatorial afterlife of performance cultures are also of interest.
Abstracts are invited for papers of 20 minutes duration or panels of 90 minutes on any of the topics listed above that examine performance and performance cultures from Sinophone contexts or inspired by Sinophone cultures. Works in English deriving from or inspired by Sinophone sources are included in this enquiry.
Please indicate your preference for attending in person or online. Please send proposals for abstracts of approximately 250 words to the emails below by 1 October 2022.
The conference is scheduled to coincide with the OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, 20 October – 6 November 2022.
Please feel free to contact the organising committee members with any questions.