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EASTAP Annual Conference 2024 - Ecosystems of Theatre and Performance

We are delighted to announce EASTAP’s 2024 Annual Conference, hosted by the Institute of the Arts Barcelona in Sitges, Spain. The conference is entitled “Ecosystems of Theatre and Performance”. As host city, Sitges has been a biosphere destination since 2016, and is committed to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

The conference aims to bring together international scholars, practitioners and researchers, inviting submissions for papers and presentations that delve into different aspects of this theme and offer fresh insights into the dynamic field of theatre and performance.

We aim to explore the terminological shift from ‘ecology’ to ‘ecosystems’ within the realm of theatre and performance. “Ecosystems of Theatre and Performance” invites proposals that explore the scientific-environmental, figurative, and economical dimensions of dynamic artistic systems.

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Call for Papers

Download the Call for Papers from the link below. Proposals are due on 28 February 2024!

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EJTP Issue 6


The European Journal of Theatre and Performance is delighted to announce that Issue 6 is out now. The theme of the essays section is Fluidity Matters. To download the Table of Contents, please click HERE Members can access issue 6 and all past issues at https://journal.eastap.com Image: ‘The Pose’, by Costanza Macras and DorkyPark, 2017. Photo by Thomas Aurin.

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EASTAP24 Artistic Partnership Announced
19 Feb 24
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Save the Date for EASTAP24
05 Jul 23
Rustom Bharucha joins EJTP Advisory Board
28 Jun 23
EJTP Issue 6
28 Jun 23
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EASTAP23 – General Assembly Invite
15 May 23

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New #EASTAP24 Conference poster design! 🌱❤️ ...

EASTAP is pleased to announce the publication of the book, Performing Arts and Intimacy. The volume features the work of EASTAP colleagues Luk van den Dries, Alix de Morant, and Rui Pina Coelho.

The book can be downloaded free of charge from the link below: http://monographs.uc.pt/iuc/catalog/book/374

The relationship between performing arts and intimacy expresses itself in multiple and contradictory valences, creating heuristic possibilities with profound socio-political implications. The opening of the individual intimate sphere to other intimate spheres configures an act of interpersonal sharing that allows the privilege of the experience of another human being in that which is most profound and singular. But a fair analysis will lead us to recognize that, under certain circumstances, this space of intimacy may also (and perhaps should) legitimately remain closed to others. It is within this framework that, through their creators, theatre and the performing arts have developed interesting ways of dealing with problems of the intimate sphere in the contemporary world. Since performative work invariably leads to the investigation of bodily, emotional, mental, and relational processes of the human condition, this edition intends, through an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, to contribute to the mapping of the concept of intimacy in its relationship with the performing arts in a plural, political and affective way.

A book launch will take place on 25 October at 5pm. More info here: https://atuarnomundo.wixsite.com/atuar-no-mundo

Congratulations to playwright Jon Fosse for winning this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature! 🥳 ...

The Executive Bureau of EASTAP is deeply saddened to learn about the untimely passing of our Ukrainian colleague professor Maya Harbuzyuk, Professor of Drama Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. We had only met this energetic pedagogue, inspired theatre dramaturg and engaged researcher, who was instrumental in introducing decolonial thinking into Ukrainian theatre studies in a pioneering way for European theatre research, at this year`s EASTAP conference in Aarhus in June. In a moving and deeply insightful presentation, she reflected there on how Ukrainian drama and theatre negotiates which voices are being heard and which narratives told in a drama about war produced within the war itself. We send our condolences to prof. Harbuzyuk`s family and her colleagues, and send particular sympathy to our colleagues at Jagiellonian University in Krakow who had supported her and other Ukrainian colleagues through the war, also sponsoring her participation at this year`s EASTAP conference. We will publish a commemoration on the organisation`s website in due course. ...

The European Journal of Theatre and Performance id delighted to announce that Rustom Bharucha, who was EASTAP’s first Associate Scholar, has joined the Journal’s Advisory Board.

Rustom Bharucha is a writer, cultural critic and dramaturg based in Kolkata, India. He is the author of several books including Theatre and the World, The Politics of Cultural Practice, Terror and Performance, The Question of Faith, In the Name of the Secular,Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin, Rajasthan: An Oral History, a co-edited volume with Paula Richman on Performing the Ramayana Tradition, and, more recently, The Second Wave: Reflections on the Pandemic through Photography, Performance and Public Culture.

Do check out our webinar with Prof. Bharucha in conversation with Dr Agata Łuksza, which is available on our website and Facebook page.

A warm welcome back to Prof. Bharucha!

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#EASTAP23 Day 2 has begun! Today we welcome our Associate Scholar Prof. Lola Proaño Gomez speaking about ‘The Dramaturgy of Research’ in the context of studying political theatre in Latin America. ...

The European Journal of Theatre and Performance, issue 6, is out now with the start of our #EASTAP23 conference! 🎉🥂

The theme of the essays section is: Fluidity Matters.

Members can access the journal via our website or directly at: https://journal.eastap.com/eastap-issue-6/.

The editorial team will launch the journal officially at the conference tomorrow, 15 June, during panel 3 from 10.30-11.30 at Kasernen, room 212.

If you are at the conference, please join us! #fluidity #eauropeantheatre

Photo: The Pose, by Constanza Macras & DorkyPark, 2017. Image by Thomas Aurin.

It’s HOT HOT HOT in Aarhus, folks!


Travel safely and don’t forget to pack your sunglasses, suncream, a hat and summer clothes! 🧢 🩱 🕶️ 🧳

#EASTAP23 officially starts tomorrow 🌈

EJTP welcomes article submissions at any time, but for Issue 7 (Winter 2023/24) please submit by June 30th
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