Performance as Research Working Group 

Proceedings of the meeting at the IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) conference, University of Hyderabad, India 6.-10.7.2015. 

Program of the Performance as Research Working Group meeting at the IFTR conference in Hyderabad 2015


Meetings in room 106  at the S.R.K Lecture Hall Complex and adjacent areas


6 July 9.00-11.00 am

Introductory session (chaired by Annette Arlander)

Video by Emma Meehan and Jonathan Heron

Website (by Juan Aldape Munoz)

Documentation (choice of those responsible)

Publications (by Bruce Barton)


6 July 11.30 – 1 pm

Workshop session Group 1

Organized and based on papers by Juan Manuel Aldape Munoz, Johnmichael Rossi, Walmeri Ribeiro, Annette Arlander

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6 July 2 pm – 3.30 pm

Workshop session Group 2

Organized and based on papers by Manola k. Gayatri, Bruce Barton, Emma Meehan and with participant Laurelann Porter

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7 July 9.00 am – 10.00 am.

Discussion of papers – how to articulate practice, Group 1

Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz:

Violent Democracies: Performance Practices of Death and Brutality as a claim to justice in Mexico and the United States,

Comments chaired by Johnmichael Rossi

Johnmichael Rossi:

Reading and Writing Postdramatic Plays: Digital and Democratic Practices

Comments chaired by Juan Manuel Aldape Munoz

Walmeri Ribeiro: 

Sensitive Territories: Performative research and humanitarian actions

Comments chaired by Annette Arlander

Annette Arlander:

Vegetal Democracy and performance as research,

Comments chaired by Walmeri Ribeiro

10.00 am – 11.00 am.

Discussion of papers - how to articulate practice, Group 2

Manola k. Gayatri:

Towards Democracy: Ethico-Political Horizon as Chora in PaR

Comments chaired by Bruce Barton

Bruce Barton:

Intersections: The Possibilities of/in Intimacy in Interdisciplinary Performance

Comments chaired by Laurelann Porter

Emma Meehan:

Ethics of Care in Revisiting The Archives of Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre

Comments chaired by Bruce Barton


7 July 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Working Group Open Session – Panel

(Chaired by Annette Arlander)

Mark Fleishman:

Beyond Capture

Lynette Hunter:

PAR Methodologies for emergent democratic politics in the work of Duskin Drum

Myer Taub:

The Social Life of Waste/Art: Recycling exchange as a transversal mode of translating research from the relationship between waste and artistic practice.


8 July 9.00 am – 11.00 am.

Closing Session (chaired by Annette Arlander)

Sharing of documentation and reflection on Group 1 workshop session

Sharing of documentation and reflection on Group 2 workshop session


Discussion of future plans

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