Performance Studies in Canada

A roundtable plenary on the development of performance studies as a discipline in Canada. Speakers: Susan Bennett, Erin Hurley, Naila Keleta Mae, Ric Knowles, Jayne Wark. Chair: Laura Levin.

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Hailing all Publics

This panel explored the urban storytelling and spoken word of Taqralik Partridge, Kinnie Starr, and Ian Kamau. Their work, through a mix of language, vocal techniques, and movement, is culturally hybrid and politically charged. Hailing all publics presented storytelling and spoken word as expansive media of cultural exchange, turning personal and culturally-specific experience into the experience of those listening. As a result, the respective Inuit, First Nations, and African heritages of Partridge, Starr, and Kamau influence diverse audiences. Organized and chaired by Anna Hudson. Presenters: Taqralik Partridge, Kinnie Starr, and Ian Kamau.

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Performing Trans-Indigeneity

A plenary on conceptualizing indigeneity and indigenous performance in a transnational frame. Speakers: Alicia Arrizon, Jolene Richard, and Skawennatti Tricia Fragnito. Chair: Lisa Wolford Wylam.

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Image from previous page: Taqralik Partridge performs. Patridge is a spoken word artist, writer, and Inuit throatsinger originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Northern Quebec).  (c) Ian Woo/Tusarniq 2009. Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Taqralik-Partridge-spoken-word/321980051835