Performance is an action carried out by a participant on a given occasion which serves to influence in any way in any of the other participants. (E. Goffman, 1956)
Starting in the summer of 2022, the University of the Peloponnese, through the Department of Theatre of the University of the Peloponnese (Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου) will host Performing Space, an international event that will take place annually in Nafplio, Greece, starting this year in late summer of 2022. Performing Space 2022 - Epidaurus will include a conference and a workshop, whose purpose is to present and promote, in a coherent way, a number of studies and works on performance and space, and, at the same time, to offer a framework in which to experiment with performance in significant spaces in the history of the development of the built environment.
This year, the event will hold the Performing Space Conference, on the 27th and 28th of August, which is open to proposals by practitioners, and researchers from all academic disciplines who want to share their work on performance and space, and the Performing Epidaurus Workshop, from 29th August to 2nd September, orientated towards to practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to experiment with performance as a means of learning about our built environment.
Researchers and practitioners from art, theatre, architecture, dance, anthropology, archaeology, history, landscape architecture, urban planning, cognitive sciences, etc. who are developing any reflection from a performative perspective on the built environment are invited to participate in this conference which aims to articulate performance and space studies.
Performing Epidaurus Workshop will focus on the Asklepeion of Epidaurus as a case study and is open to participants who want to explore through performance such a significant place, by using the tools provided by the different disciplines that study the relationship between performance and space.
Dr Maria Mikedaki, Dr Christina Zoniou. Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου - University of the Peloponnese
Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Dr Maria Mikedaki, Dr Christina Zoniou, Dr Eftichis Pirovolakis. University of the Peloponnese
Prof. Alberto Morell Sixto, Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Prof. Marisa Mancilla Abril. Universidad de Granada
PhD (c) Alba Balmaseda Domínguez. Università degli Studi di RomaTre
Dr Andrea Moneta. Nottingham Trent University
Organized by the University of the Peloponnese in collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Collaborating universities: Università degli Studi di RomaTre, Universidad de Granada, Nottingham Trent University
Performing Space is an event organized by the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese (Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου) at the initiative of Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz, within the Margarita Salas program of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as part of his postdoctoral research carried out in the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Peloponnese (Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου) and the 14 km teaching Unit of the Research Group Cultura del Hábitat of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.