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Call for migrant theatre and performance makers

Looking for a chance to share your migration experience and creative practice and to connect with fellow migrant artists? Join us for ‘The Migrant Institute: performing (non)belonging & post-Brexit imaginaries’ on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, ONLINE, 10am-12 workshop / 2-3.30pm discussions.

The Migrant Dramaturgies Network is looking for first-generation migrant theatre and performance makers based in Bristol and the South West for a one-day ideas’ exchange to meet, discuss and share perspectives on artistic and creative practices informed by migration to the UK. We hope to explore new ways of performing migration and forge exciting new collaborations. This participatory event will feature a performance workshop with Lara Parmiani (artistic director of LegalAliens International Theatre, London) and a set of discussions facilitated by theatre, migration and media scholars.

The entire event is FREE to attend, and we welcome everyone who is interested in migration and performing arts!

Due to limited availability, please register HERE.

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More about the project

This event forms part of a pilot experimental research and performance project that brings together migrant theatre-makers and scholars from theatre, migration & mobility studies, environmental humanities and media studies from Bristol, the South West and London. We explore new forms of migrant representations and performance practices emerging from experiences of migration in the UK. We look at migratory identities in connection to (non)belonging to geographical and cultural spaces, to examine geopolitics of memory and translocal identities in performance.

Amidst increasingly polarised narratives of migration – where humanitarian and security narratives position migrants either as victims or threats to national security – we believe is important to shape better narratives in order to shape better policies. For this, our project opens new creative spaces for recognition: mapping, debating and sharing new perspectives via performance workshops, ideas exchange and debates.

The project is funded by the Brigstow Institute (Bristol).

[Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash]


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