Celebrating 10th Anniversaries
Conceived and launched in 2012 at the University of Leeds, in 2022, Break-in’ Point in celebrated its10-year anniversary with the publication of Break-in’ Point: Somatic narratives: The convergence of arts and science in the transformation of temporal communities in the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.
The Break-in’ Point performance (the rehearsal and performance process) explored human vulnerability, cross-cultural notions of masculinity, physical and psycho-social health, and spiritual resilience. The Break-in Point team invited him to join in the development of a conference paper, under the same title as the 2022 publication, which was first delivered at the 2015 Society of Dance History Scholar (now Dance Studies Associations – DSA) Annual Conference in Athens, Greece.
2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2013, AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow at the University of Oxford, Transportation Transformation: Migration, Teleportation, and Railways (TT:MTR). In its first phase, the performances took place at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton and Playhouse Theatre at the University of Leeds, UK. The second phase of TT:MTR included the conference papers delivered at the AHRC Showcase, University of Liverpool, 2014; “The Creative Industries: Sustainability and Social Transformations”/ Rex Nettleford Arts Conference at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica, 2013; and “Re-Routing/Reclaiming Performance” – International Federation for Theatre Research Conference (FIRT/IFTR) Conference at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, 2013. The third phase of TT:MTR, currently in progress, is the development of a book-length manuscript exploring the process and launch of the project – addressing intersections of race, gender, technology and migration in 21st century national identity and belonging.
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