Politics and Community Engagement in Doctoral Theatre Research
11 October, 2017 by Radka Kunderova | 0 comments
Theatre Faculty of Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno invites you to 8th Conference of Doctoral Studies in Theatre Practice and Theory
Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno is pleased to invite you to the 8th Conference of Doctoral Studies in Theatre Practice and Theory. This year´s topic is POLITICS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN DOCTORAL THEATRE RESEARCH and the conference will be held 3-4 November 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic.
The conference provides a platform on which different concepts of doctoral studies and research in the field of theatre practice and theory can be contrasted. The event has been attended by over one hundred doctoral students from Europe, Africa, North America and Asia who have come here to introduce their research in progress to an international audience and discuss common methodological issues.
The increasing political tension around the globe in many respects poses a challenge to current theatre practice as well as to its scholarly reflection. Being based on live social contact, theatre is a fundamentally political art form as it always takes place within a particular social setting involving particular physically co-existing people.
Considering politics in the most general sense as affairs of the community, it has become obvious that interest in theatre’s political, i.e. participatory, mobilizingand potentially transformative aspects has been increasing both in theatre practice and theory, as well as interest in theatre’s relationship towards the public sphere and the issue of social responsibility. The intensity of theatre’s political engagement has grown on many levels and has been mediated through different genres, often referred to as “political theatre“, “documentary theatre”, “radical theatre” or “applied theatre”.