2 - 4 July 2014

About

Co-convenors

Professor George Belliveau,
Dr Christine Sinclair

Symposium Opening

Wednesday 2 July
5pm - 7.30pm

Welcome to Symposium Delegates by the Acting Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor David Beckett. Symposium Welcome by Convenors, Chris Sinclair and George Belliveau

Presentation: Alice Hoy is Not a Building An ethnographic performance (Jane Bird, Kate Donelan, Christine Sinclair, Prue Wales)

Refreshments to follow.

Symposium

Thursday 3 July – Friday 4 July
8.45am - 5pm

Over the two days, the Symposium program includes a range of activities:
  • Performance Forums – an example of Performed Research is presented as performance; two Critical Respondents are invited to discuss the work in the context of relevant Symposium themes with the researcher/playwrights; all delegates are invited to join in the forum Q& A style. A number of leading, international researchers and scholars with an interest in Performed Research have been invited to take on the role of Critical Respondents for the Symposium : Professor Jim Mienczackowksi, Professor Carl Bagley, Professor Rita Irwin and Professor John O'Toole.
  • Forum Presentations – scholarly (and performative presentations) from leading researchers speaking about their recent practice in Performed Research
  • Parallel Papers and Workshops – a rich and diverse range of papers, workshops, some including live or recorded performance emerging from research projects, have been scheduled across the two afternoons of Symposium. The Parallel Paper sessions will be moderated and will each conclude with a 30 minute plenary/wrap up – inviting delegates to tease out links between papers and their own practice, and raise questions and comments provoked by the papers they have just heard and seen.
  • Opportunities for formal and informal discussion - The Symposium welcomes dialogue, robust debate, forging new networks and the many and varied conversations that arise during forums, paper presentations and over lunch. Our aim has been to create space in the program for all of these things. Finally, the Symposium concludes with a moderated plenary, where Respondents and delegates will have the opportunity to revisit the Symposium themes and any key issues which have arisen through the Masterclass, forums and presentations.

Themes

Defining performed research: Ways of knowing and inquiring

  • Is it possible or desirable to define the boundaries of 'performed research'?
  • What are the 'conditions' which characterize performed research, recognizing that it may be undertaken in different disciplines and for different purposes?
  • What are the traditions – in performance, art, and research – which most usefully inform the practices of performed research?

Audience

  • How does 'live' research, where dissemination takes place within the immediacy and temporality of a live performance, change and inform the ' new knowledge' generated through the research practice?
  • How can this performance form be read as research?

Sustainability

  • How can performed research become an accessible and sustainable methodological practice for researchers?
  • How can the skills and understandings necessary to undertake performed research be shared and supported?

Venue

The Open Stage,
757 Swanston Street,
University of Melbourne

The venue for the workshop is 757 Swanston Street, Parkville Campus, The University of Melbourne. The entrance to this building is located on the corner of Grattan and Swanston Streets.

People with wheelchairs can enter through the rear of the building accessed via the laneway north of the main entrance.

Travel

Public transport

Melbourne Central is the closest train station to 757 Swanston Street. From Melbourne Central, catch a tram up Swanston Street towards the University of Melbourne. Tram numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 travel past 757 Swanston Street.

Parking

The closest commercial car park is on the corner of Grattan and Cardigan Streets. Casual parking is also available in the following University car parks both within walking distance of the venue:

University Square Car Park and the Eastern Precinct Car Park Entry

Accommodation

A number of accommodation options are available very close to the Open Stage in Carlton.

Key dates

Early bird registration

Opens – 3 April 2014
Closes - 15 May 2014

Standard registration

Opens - 3 April 2014
Closes - 30 June 2014

Masterclass registration

Opens - 3 April 2014
Closes - 30 June 2014

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Dr Ricci-Jane Adams

+61 (0)3 8344 5413
riccia@unimelb.edu.au

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Registration

Registration includes:
  • Access to the two day conference program, including presentations by international speakers and workshops
  • Conference booklet and pre-conference reading resources
  • Full contact list of delegate and presenters for pre and post conference networking
  • Morning tea and lunch on the first two days, as well as a welcome event on the first evening of the conference.

The conference will include an artistic program presenting contemporary practice-led approaches to socially engaged art.

Pricing

Ticket Available until Price
Thursday - Friday: Waged 30 June 2014 $299 AUD
Thursday - Friday registration: Unwaged/independent 30 June 2014 $99 AUD
Single-day registration 30 June 2014 $89 AUD
Early bird 15 May 2014 $209 AUD
Masterclass 30 June 2014 $99 AUD

A full program will be launched in June 2014. Tickets for these events will be available to purchase separately.

Masterclass registration now open. Places are strictly limited.

Registration


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Speakers

Scholarly inquiry through performance:

Performed Research Forums and Invited Contributors

With this Symposium, we have chosen to replace the usual keynote lecture format with a series of moderated discussions in which the performance of performed research is the central feature. We are inspired by the seminal series of conferences created by Richard Schechner and Victor Turner in New York and Arizona in the early 1980s, when theatre makers, ethnographers and other social scientists and performance makers, came together to consider intersections between ritual, theatre and scholarship. Similarly we hope to explore the intersections between research and performance, theory and practice, across disciplines. We are planning a series of whole of symposium forums, where a performance or performance fragments are presented as provocations for critical inquiry. This moderated process of inquiry, where all participants will be invited to contribute will be led by invited contributors, leading practitioners and writers who have advanced our current understandings of Performed Research forms. Through this Symposium, it's our hope that these understandings will be further advanced through the discourse created in the Performed Research Forums.

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The invited contributors include:

 John O'Toole (Aus)
 Rita L. Irwin (Can)
 Carl Bagley (UK)
 Jim Mienczakowski (Sarawak)
 George Belliveau (Can)

Masterclass

Explorations through practice: The Wednesday Masterclass

On Wednesday 2nd July, the APSI Symposium focuses on the practices of performed research and invites delegates to explore questions of 'how to?' and 'what are the possibilities when…?' and 'what does this process look like on the floor?'.

Leading exponents of a range of 'performed research' forms will lead participants in practical explorations of how one goes about 'doing' performed research. The workshops will be participatory and inclusive and will invite dialogue and reflection alongside practical activities.

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As a whole day of immersion in the practice of Performed Research, this will be of particular appeal to Early Career Researchers and Research Higher Degree students wanting to sample a new form of embodied research practice; and experienced research practitioners, wanting to share their ideology and knowledge, through embodied practice.

Symposium Masterclass

(Register for this event separately)
Wednesday 2nd July
8.30am Registration 9.00am – 10.45am Presentations

During this session Professor John O'Toole will open proceedings with a provocative 'reverse keynote' – raising questions and issues and useful starting points for the practice of performed research.

Molly Mullen and Esther Fitzpatrick, two PhD students from the Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre (Auckland) offer a performed, participatory presentation based on the question of what sustains them through their methodological explorations as doctoral candidates. As the fifth iteration of the presentation, these researchers provide the workshop participants with a model of evolving performative practice.

Practical Workshops

11.00 - 4.00pm (1.00pm -1.45pm Lunch)

The Workshops are facilitated by George Belliveau, Richard Sallis and Prue Wales, three highly experienced researchers, who bring their extensive experience of using a range of forms of performed and arts-based research to this event.

The hands-on workshop guides participants (of any level of experience) through a series of activities in key phases of an artistic approach to research, drawing on a pre-selected stimulus text and/or resources. Through the practice, participants will be invited to consider some of the key tensions of performed research: ethics; verbatim; space; time; artistry; research positioning. The workshop complements time spent 'on the floor' doing and exploring with discussion and reflection afterwards.


Watch this space for further details. Registrations for this Masterclass are now open and places are strictly limited. Register now

Enquiries: Dr Ricci-Jane Adams riccia@unimelb.edu.au

Note: The workshop program is ticketed separately from the symposium program for Thursday and Friday.

You are welcome to attend for just this day, or to take up this event in addition to attending the Thursday/Friday symposium program.


Program

Wednesday 2nd July

8.30am

See Masterclass schedule

5.00pm

Official Opening Event: Symposium Opening and

Arts Ed Colloquium

5.30pm

Alice Hoy is not a Building

 

6.30pm

Drinks

 

Thursday 3rd July

Time  Venue

8.30am

Registration

Open Stage foyer

8.45am

Welcomes (CS, GB)

Open Stage

9.00am

Performance The First Time
Michelle Ludecke
followed by forum

Open Stage

10.45am

Morning tea

Open Stage foyer

11.00am

Forum Presentations
(Alison Richards)
Performance as Research/Performing Research: Framing the Field 1995-2015

(Carl Bagley)
Evoking Anti-Colonialism: Critical Arts-Based Research with Undocumented Americans

Open Stage

12.30pm

Lunch

Open Stage foyer

1.30pm - 3pm

Papers

 

Stream 1 (OS)

Stream 2 (418)

Stream 3 (Music room)

1.30pm

Sarah Peters

Bald heads & blue stars: A Reflective Practitioner Case Study

Chris Hatton

He(art)ful dodgers: expert drama teachers, artistry and the labour of high stakes playbuilding

Molly Mullen

Three perspectives on the pedagogy, supervision and examination of performed research within the University

2.00pm

Richard Sallis

The Colin Monologue

re-purposing performed research

Jane Rafe

Walking With Witches: Young people's reflective practice through performance

Julie Peters

Performance Auto-Ethnography — Ubiquitous Research Tool

2.30pm

Esther Fitzpatrick

It's a tricky business performing poetry with the ghost

Victoria Campbell

The Selkie Project: Teachers storying, storying teachers - between stereotype and truth

Michael Anderson  & Linden Wilkinson

Artistry and Academia: adventures on the wrong side of orthodoxy

3.30pm  

Afternoon break

4.00pm

Workshops
Stream 1 (OS) Stream 2 (418) Stream 3 (Music Room)

Anne Harris & Chris Sinclair

Critical Plays: Embodied Research for Social Change

Jack Migdalek

Danced Inquiry

Peter Duffy

Crowdsourcing Data: Muddy waters yield the purest water

Reinterpreting qualitative data through playwriting

5.00pm

Informal dinner at local restaurant (bookings taken at lunch time. Costs covered by participants)

Friday 4th July

Time  Venue

9.00am

Performance

Today we're alive
Michelle Ludecke
followed by forum

Open Stage

11.00am

Morning tea

Open Stage foyer

11.30am

Forum Presentations

 

(George Belliveau, Rita Irwin)
Precious Moments: Performing A/r/tography


Open Stage

12.30pm

Lunch (Celebration of new publications)

Open Stage foyer

1.30pm - 3pm

Papers

 

Stream 1 (OS)

Stream 2 (Music room)

1.30pm

Michelle Ludecke

Performing research as a method of analysis

Bernadette Meenach

Performing Biography: creating, embodying and shifting history

2.00pm Judith Ackroyd

But whose voice is it anyway? The ethno-dramatist, the audience and notions of research

Genevieve Noone

Performed Philosophy: The embodiment of place and space – performative presentation

2.30 Jane Bird

Applying performance ethnography in a professional development context

Prue Wales

Representing Singapore voices in contemporary Singapore theatre practices

3.00pm

Discussion

3.30  

Afternoon break

4.00pm

Plenary session

Open stage

5.00pm

Post-Symposium drinks at Tsubu

Submitting media content

If you are presenting with media, please read the following guidelines for media content.

All content must be submitted by Wednesday the 25th of June.

If you cannot submit your content by this time, please let us know what you intend to use and we will work with you. If you would like one of our technicians to operate content for you, please include a script with clearly marked cues.

For PowerPoint/Keynote files:

Please email them to ghook@unimelb.edu.au, or send a Dropbox link. If you have any embedded files, please ensure you include them as well.

We prefer to use PowerPoint files (.ppt or .pptx) however we can accommodate keynote files as well.

For still images:

Please email them to ghook@unimelb.edu.au, or send a Dropbox link. Preferred format is .jpg or .png

For Audio/Music Files: Please share using Dropbox. Preferred format is MP3, encoded at 192kbps or higher. iTunes .m4a files may not play back correctly due to the Digital Rights Management encoded on them.

For video files:

If at all possible, please forward a copy of the files on physical media (IE: Memory Stick, Portable Drive or DVD/CD in disk mode). If this is not possible, please send a Dropbox link however please note it could take a long time (multiple days depending on size) to upload. Preferred format is .MOV (QuickTime), alternate is .MP4

If you have any questions, please get in contact and we will see how we can help you.