Speaker: Professor Christopher Balme
This talk will investigate current and past trends in theatrical globalisation from an institutional perspective. While it is a truism to say that theatre has never been more mobile and global than today, this observation needs to be interrogated by a more precise investigation of institutional asymmetries that appear to mirror the economic and political divide between an affluent global North and disadvantaged global South. It will ask to what extent theatre can still be understood as a unified epistemic community, or if it is not more a divided and fractured multiplicity of practices that are being increasingly regionalised.
21 Feb 2017 - 6:30pm