Performances & Events

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

1 March 2018: Theatre and Sport Interdisciplinary Seminar (with London Theatre Seminar). Speakers: Dr. Solomon Lennox and Dr. Claire Warden. Details here.

24 March 2018: Agonistic Politics in Performance, TaPRA Bodies and Performance Working Group Interim Event. Details here.

13-14 April 2018: The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together, Department of Performance Studies, New York University. With Eero Laine, “Between Antagonism and Eros: The Feud as Couple Form in Professional Wrestling”

April 2018, TBC: University of Texas at Austin

6-8 June 2018: Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Annual Conference, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia. I am delighted to be speaking on the Dynamic Tensions Physical Culture Show at my Alma Mater, and in my home town!

14-15 September: Sport-Spectacle: Intersections in Sport, Theatre, and Performance ResearchDynamic Tensions is pleased to organize this international symposium in theatre and sport interdisciplinary research. More details to follow.

Past Events

14 December 2017: Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, University of London (CHASE) (Event: Researching (with) Difficult Feelings)

“Willful Things: Bodies, Equipment, and Potentialities”

1-4 November 2017: North American Society for Sociology of Sport

“Progressive Overload: The Laboured Performances of CrossFit”

“Willful Things: The Political Economy of Performing Strength”

26 October 2017: Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo, SUNY

“Hypertrophic Theatre: Male Bodybuilding, Theatricality, and the Evidence of the Body”

13 October 2017: Anatomy Museum, Kings College London

The Dynamic Tensions Physical Culture Show was the major performance output of this AHRC Leadership Fellows project. Full documentation is available on the link.

30 August – 1 September: Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual Conference, University of Salford, UK

“Hypertrophic Theatre: Male Bodybuilding, Theatricality, and the Evidence of the Body”

8-11 June 2017: Performance Studies International, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)

“Progressive Overload: The Laboured Performances of CrossFit”

29 April 2017: Defiant Embodiments in Theatre, Sport, and Performance, Brunel University London. This interdisciplinary research networking workshop, in conjunction with the TaPRA Bodies and Performance Working Group, took place at Brunel University London. For more information, please see full documentation of the day’s events here.

23 January 2017: Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network, CRASSH, University of Cambridge

“Becoming an Image: The Transformation Narrative in Physical Culture.”

3-6 November 2016: ASTR (American Society for Theatre Research), Minneapolis, Minnesota

Along with Eero Laine (Assistant Professor of Theatre, SUNY Buffalo), Broderick will be convening the working group Training/Trans–, exploring questions of translation, transfer, transformation, and transition in the process of training in performance and sport.

26 October 2016: Queory, Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, University of Sussex

“Every Little Thing He Does: Entrepreneurship and Appropriation in the Magic Mike Series”