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Preserving Performance in the Pacific Northwest

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A gathering of researchers and artists to consider the rich history of performance in the Pacific Northwest region.

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Calling all performance researchers, artists, museum professionals, curators, and arts enthusiasts working in the Pacific Northwest region. We invite your attendance at the symposium…

Preserving Performance in the Pacific Northwest

Feb 21st (Royal BC Museum), Victoria, British Columbia on the traditional and unceded Coast Salish territories of the Esquimalt, Songhees and WSÁNEĆ nations.

This gathering highlights the vibrant performance history of the Pacific Northwest region and gathers together many of the region's leading voices in archival knowledge, performance research, and artistic practice to...

• deepen knowledge related to the performance activity of the Pacific Northwest region

• imagine best practices for the preservation of performance materials by surveying and discussing the approaches currently used by local, regional, and national performance organizations and publics

• highlight the significant role of archives in creative production by inviting some of the region's celebrated artists to reflect on the impact of archives on their artistic process Registration for this symposium’s public events on Feb 21st 2020 (see schedule that follows) are free of charge. Please register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/preserving-performance-in-the-pacific-northwest-tickets-86284759037

Symposium Presenters Include: Danette Boucher (Histrionics Theatre), Amy Bowring (Dance Collection Danse), Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse (Burke Museum of Natural History), Patrick Blenkarn (Simon Fraser University MFA Candidate), Dr. Kathy Carbone (UCLA Postdoctoral Scholar), Eury Chang (UBC PhD Candidate), Carolyne Clare (Simon Fraser University), Dr. Selena Couture (University of Alberta), Lindsay Delaronde (Artist and University of Victoria Indigenous Cultural Resurgence Coordinator), Dr. Heather Davis-Fisch (University of the Fraser Valley, Dr. James Hoffman (Thompson Rivers University), Michelle Jacques (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria), Gerry Lawson (UBC Museum of Anthropology Oral History Language Lab), Janis La Couvée (Arts Advocate), Lou-ann Neel (Royal BC Museum), Matthew Payne (Theatre SKAM), Lara Wilson (University of Victoria Archives). Principle Funding for this project is provided by the Gatherings: Archival and Oral Histories of Performance Project. Gatherings is a partnership supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It is comprised of scholars across the territory commonly known as Canada with a shared interest in documenting and archiving the history of performance, widely construed, in this country. More info: https://gatheringspartnership.com

Additional support for this symposium is provided by the Royal BC Museum, University of Victoria Department of Theatre, University of Victoria Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria Libraries and Archives, and University of the Fraser Valley.

For more information contact symposium organizer Sasha Kovacs (Assistant Professor, University of Victoria Department of Theatre), preservingperformance@gmail.com, 250-721-8008.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

9:00am: Welcome

9:30-10:30am: Opening Talk, Keynote Presenter: Gerry Lawson

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45-12:15pm: The Place of Performance in Pacific Northwest Museums, Archives and Galleries, Presenters: Katherine Bunn-Marcuse, Michelle Jacques, Lou-ann Neel, Lara Wilson; Moderator: Sasha Kovacs

12:30-2:00pm: Lunch Break

2:15-3:45pm: Approaches to Archival Practice in the Performing Arts Presenters: Amy Bowring, Carolyne Clare, Janis La Couvée, Matthew Payne; Moderator: Priyanka Chatterjee

3:45-4:00pm: Break

4:00-5:30pm: Performance In/As Archive, Presenters: Danette Boucher, Kathy Carbone, Lindsay Delaronde; Moderator: Allana Lindgren

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