Black Performance Theory:
A Working Group
|The Black Performance Theory working group is an interdisciplinary
colloquium and discussion group that assembles
a small group of scholar/practitioners working with and through performance
to investigate and articulate black performance theory.
The establishment of this working group presents us with a unique opportunity to gather and discuss issues, paradigms, and approaches to theorizing black performance. As we make valuable connections as a community of scholars, we will work towards addressing questions, such as:
group continues a conversation begun in 1998 at Duke University, at
the one-day conference "Reading, Writing, and Representin': Performance
and the Subjects of Race" curated by Richard C. Green.
The bulk of
the working group time is devoted to discussion, with the aim of
raising more questions and hopefully establishing frames for black performance
critique and analysis.
Announcing a colloquium and discussion group to meet at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, 18-20 2007, sponsored by the Northwestern Department of Perofrmance Studies, ALice Berline Kaplan Humanities Insittute Mellon Grant, SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture Technology at MIT, and hosted by Jennifer Brody, E. Patrick Johnson, and Harvey Young, convened with Thomas F. DeFrantz.