Sport­/Spectacle: Art, Performance, and Sport — Schedule Announcement

Book tickets (free) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sportspectacle-art-performance-and-sport-tickets-48273587600 Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art “It is fundamentally wrong to pay more attention to the dead weight lifted, than to the living body that lifts it” — George Hackenschmidt, wrestler, physical culturist, performer and philosopher, Vienna, 1925. At the centre of both… Read More Sport­/Spectacle: Art, Performance, and Sport — Schedule Announcement

Call for Proposals: Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September 2018, Kings College London, Strand Campus Day 1, Keynote and Screening with Jennifer Doyle, 14 September, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Nash Lecture Theatre Day 2, Papers, Workshops, and Performances, 15 September, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Anatomy Museum. Reception to follow. Organized by Broderick D.V. Chow (Brunel University… Read More Call for Proposals: Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art

Theatre and Sport Panel with Solomon Lennox (Northumbria) and Claire Warden (De Monfort), 1 March 2018

I am pleased to announce an interdisciplinary seminar on Theatre and Sport, in conjunction with the London Theatre Seminar. Our speakers will be Dr Solomon Lennox of Northumbria University, and Dr Claire Warden of De Monfort University, and the seminar will investigate the theatrical/sportive stage of the boxing and wrestling ring. It takes place 1… Read More Theatre and Sport Panel with Solomon Lennox (Northumbria) and Claire Warden (De Monfort), 1 March 2018

Event Announcement: Agonistic Politics in Performance, 24 March 2018

The TaPRA Bodies and Performance Working Group and Brunel University London is pleased to announce a second workshop/interim event: Agonistic politics in performance: practices of difference, disagreement, and respect in theatre, dance, and sport 24 March 2018, Brunel University London Organized by Janet O’Shea (UCLA) Keynote Presentation by Alex Channon (Brighton) The global rise of… Read More Event Announcement: Agonistic Politics in Performance, 24 March 2018

The Dynamic Tensions Physical Culture Show: Documentation

The Dynamic Tensions Physical Culture Show was performed on 13 October 2017, at the Anatomy Museum, Kings College London. This one-off performance event brought together athletes and artists to explore the history of physical culture on the theatrical stage. This film, documenting the entirety of the performance, was made by Alexandros Papathanasiou. … Read More The Dynamic Tensions Physical Culture Show: Documentation

Dynamic Tensions: Physical Culture Performance at Kings Arts and Humanities Festival 13 October 2017

  DYNAMIC TENSIONS: THE PHYSICAL CULTURE THEATRE SHOW & THE GLOBAL TRANSMISSION OF HEALTH, FITNESS & MANLINESS Friday, 13 October 2017 20:00 – 21:30  Anatomy Museum, Kings College London  Strand, London, WC2R 2LS Free, but booking is essential via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dynamic-tensions-the-physical-culture-theatre-show-tickets-37490199195 Would you like to test your grip against a strongman? Or challenge a reigning champion wrestler? In Dynamic… Read More Dynamic Tensions: Physical Culture Performance at Kings Arts and Humanities Festival 13 October 2017

Call for Proposals: Defiant Embodiments in Theatre, Sport, and Performance

  Top Image: British Physical Culturist Stanley Rothwell with Edwin Picton, Brockwell Park Baths, 1939. Handwritten caption: “With Edwin Picton a former gym mate from Ashton-in-Makerfield. Edwin was one of the La Volgas Bros. This was taken in the afternoon when the war was declared.” From The Stanley Rothwell Papers, H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture… Read More Call for Proposals: Defiant Embodiments in Theatre, Sport, and Performance

Unlike the real strongmen, Trump’s politics is all spectacle and no technique

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. With the third debate out of the way, the spectacle of the US presidential election is drawing to a close. Throughout the race Donald Trump has prompted commentators to write of his “strongman politics” or his efforts to “join the strongman club”. Other… Read More Unlike the real strongmen, Trump’s politics is all spectacle and no technique

Press Release: AHRC Funded Project on Physical Culture, Fitness, and the Construction of Masculinities

Dr Broderick D.V. Chow, Lecturer in Theatre in the Department of Arts and Humanities, is the recipient of a Leadership Fellowship grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, worth £159,045. This is the first such award for Brunel.… Read More Press Release: AHRC Funded Project on Physical Culture, Fitness, and the Construction of Masculinities