a n n o u n c e m e n t :: ARTAUD FORUM 1: The World from within and without (in memoriam Kazuo Ohno) Date: Monday and Tuesday, 4-5 April 2011 Venue: Artaud Performance Centre, Brunel University, West London, UK Home: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/artaudforum.html http://www.dance-tech.net/events/artaud-forum-1-the-world-from-1 This symposium and performance laboratory initiates a series of annually held research events at Brunel University’s Artaud Performance Centre, bringing together an invited group of international theatre and dance artists, filmmakers, photographers, art theorists and researchers engaged in creative practices that reflect on major innovative performance traditions of the past century and their impact on current performance knowledge and physical (or physical-digital) techniques. The first instalment of the ARTAUD FORUM is dedicated to the memory of Kazuo Ohno and the complex convergences/ differences between Japanese and Western performative methods. The symposium-workshop is composed of dialogue and performance practice, intermixed with live dance, film screenings and a photographic exhibition. Participant observers are welcome to enrol for a £ 60 conference fee (£ 45 concession). The “Workshop Words,” as the late Kazuo Ohno called reflections on his practice, will be published by the Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance. The featured participants will provide important stimulus to the conference from various perspectives, informing and challenging our thinking about the conference theme. FEATURED PARTICIPANTS Biyo Kikuchi (Choreographer/dancer, Kazuo Ohno Studios/Maison Artaud, Tokyo) Olu Taiwo (Choreographer; lecturer in performing arts, University of Winchester) Edward Scheer (Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies, University of New South Wales &President PSi, Performance Studies international, Sidney) Steve Dixon (Professor of Digital Arts and Performance, Brunel University) Katsura Isobe (Choreographer/dancer, London) Katherine Mezur (Fellow, International Research Center, Freie University Berlin) Damien Serban (Filmmaker, Paris) Peter Sempel (Filmmaker Hamburg) Karolina Bieszczad-Roley (Researcher/photographer, Oslo) Michèle Danjoux (Designer, Principal Lecturer, Fashion, De Montfort University) Gordana Novakovic (Artist-in-Residence, Computer Science Department, University College London, Tesla Art and Science Group) Ksenia Yakunicheva (Researcher in design and performance, St Petersburg) Soenke Zehle (direcor, XMLab, HBK Saarbrücken) Exhibitions: Performance: “I am Here” (Katsura Isobe, with Manabu Shimada) Performance: “Cell Dislocation” (Biyo Kikuchi) Film Screening: “Just Visiting this Planet” (Peter Sempel) Video installations: “Chrysalide" and "Silken" (Damien Serban) “Ukiyo [Floating Worlds]” (Dap-Lab) Photography: Karolina Bieszczad-Roley Coordinated by Johannes Birringer (Professor of Drama and Performance Technologies, School of Arts, Brunel University) with Hironobu Oikawa (director, Maison Artaud, Tokyo, JP) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Registration will open in mid- February 2011. We look forward to see you at the lab! For registration, contact: artaud@xxxxxxxxxxxx or call Janette West at 01895 267823 Accommodation at special rates available at: Lancaster Conference Suite Brunel University Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH Tel: 01895 268001 Fax: 01895 269696 'Lancaster-staff@xxxxxxxxxxxx' This event is programmed by the Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance and has been supported by the Goethe Institute and The Japan Foundation.