Europe in crisis, the stock market on the verge of collapse, foreigners mistrusted, paranoia rife. Amid the fizz, frenzy and frolics, some guests just want to be alone.
Narges Hashempour, scholar, actress, director, writer, curator and dramaturge, compares two historical periods of ‘theatrical interweaving’ in Iran’s modern theatre history.
Based on Alain Mabanckou’s novel, this is ten-year-old Michel’s exuberant eye witness account of growing up in 1970s Pointe Noire, Congo.
Inspired by Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s remarkable novel, this story follows Korin, an archivist from Hungary, as he embarks on a mission to the centre of the world - New York.
Based on Paulo Coelho’s novel The Alchemist, Maktub is the story of Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd who pursues a dream that takes him on an epic journey across a war-torn desert.
This talk will investigate current and past trends in theatrical globalisation from an institutional perspective. Speaker: Professor Christopher Balme
This talk triangulates the complications of German dance history when seen from a national perspective, and offers ways to think of it instead in a more globally permeable way. Speaker: Dr Kate Elswit
From the first wave of women’s suffrage in the early 20th century, right up to 2017, Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be? is a riot of colour, history, music, drama and much more – telling the remarkable story of the fight for equality – a battle that still rages today.
Inspired by recent work in performance studies and related fields, this talk centres its focus on the lived realities of non-human objects and agents involved in the experience of being ill. Speaker: Professor Patrick Anderson, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Central are hosting an alumni gathering in San Francisco, for our many alumni who live and work on the West Coast.