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

A Research Network for Theatre, Performance, Sport, and Physical Culture

Dynamic Tensions: A Research Network for Theatre, Performance, Sport, and Physical Culture As part of the AHRC-funded research leadership fellowship Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance of Fitness, this interdisciplinary research network aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from theatre and performance studies engaging with practices of sport and physical culture, with scholars,… Read More A Research Network for Theatre, Performance, Sport, and Physical Culture