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

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

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