Theater, Performance, Philosophy

International conference organized by Flore Garcin-Marrou, Anna Street, Liza Kharoubi, Julien Alliot.

June 26 – 28, 2014 at the University of Paris-Sorbonne

In recognition of the growing new field of Performance Philosophy, this conference proposes an exploration into the crossings and transfers of Anglo-American contemporary thought in regards to theater, performance and philosophy. With over 100 scholars and performers from 23 different countries on the program, the conference aims to promote cross-cultural interaction with a rich diversity of perspectives. The keynote lecturers are Judith Butler, Alphonso Lingis, Catherine Malabou, Jon McKenzie, Martin Puchner and Avital Ronell.

During these three days, parallel sessions and practical workshops will be interspersed with performances and plenaries followed by evening activities such as a film screening, the conference banquet and a cocktail reception. The conference will be held at the historical Sorbonne University in the heart of Paris.

Conference website

International Platform for Contemporary Performance Training

The newly formed International Platform for Contemporary Performance Training begins its work from January 2014.

The aim of this initiative is to establish an international network where performer trainers and researchers of performer training from various fields of performance, as well as from different countries and institutions of higher education in arts, could negotiate and share their pedagogical practices in a confidential and supportive setting.

Further information here