Call for Papers: Performing Arts and Globalism

PERFORMART ’15 / II. Performing Art Conference, coordinated by İstanbul Bilgi University, Management of Performing Arts Department and DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), and organized by BİLSAS /Science Art, Sport Productions) will take place on  December 19-20, 2015

The main topic of the conference will be performing arts and globalism.

More to be announced...


DECEMBER 20, 2014 / İSTANBUL BİLGİ UNIVERSITY, santralistanbul Campus, E4-305 / DAY 1

09:30 Opening Speech – Burcu Yasemin Şeyben
09:45 Keynote Lecture – Sue Broadhurst
10:45 Discussion
11.00 Coffee Break
11:15 Session 1
Dancer’s Stillness in Public Space Resists the Choreography of the Authoritarian Mobility – Ayrin Ersöz
Istanbul Pride Week and March; Protest Art as Performance – Adil Serhan Şahin
A Fan Culture’s Survival Performance During A Time Of Public Crisis – Daniel Pawley
12:00 Discussion


PERFORMART '14 will be held at İstanbul Bilgi University's santralistanbul campus in E4 Building / Room 305

Challenges and Actions: Projects of “Performance in Social Context”

Bilgi University Management of Performing Arts Students presents…

Our BA programme, Management of Performing Arts - Performing Arts Track offers field study and practice in performing arts in its broadest sense with a contemporary and cross-disciplinary approach to the arts. Its main aim is to encourage students to develop their own performative skills and to enhance their own creative capacities through the diversity of disciplines and critical processes, so as to lead them to build a trans-disciplinary approach. The curriculum includes theory, practice, project and production-based courses on performance in general. in this diversity of courses, “Performance in Social Context” is specially designed to focus around Performance in Public Space and Community Performance.  The students design their own project from concept to action, and then to documentation. The most challenging aspect of this course for students is to give priority to the participatory process rather than to author an artistic product. 

"Contemporary and Independent Dance and Theatre Scene : A Sectoral Analysis"

We are proud to announce the speakers of the panel discussion entitled "Contemporary and Independent Dance and Theatre Scene : A Sectoral Analysis", the renowned Turkish scholars Zeynep Günsür, Ufuk Tan Altunkaya, Leman Yılmaz.

Zeynep Günsür is a scholar working on contemporary dance and teaching at Kadir Has University. Ufuk Tan Altunkaya is a well-known actor and theater director. Leman Yılmaz is a scholar at Beykent University and the director of the Istanbul Theater Festival organized by IKSV.

The panel discussion will be scheduled as the last session of the conference, on Sunday.