The Department of Fine Arts of The Cyprus University of Technology (Tepak) launches the first International Symposium Performance Dates this November 1-4 focusing on the art of performance.
The symposium signals the inauguration of the cross-disciplinary and inter-artistic Blind Date Arts Lab at Tepak founded by Dr Adonis Volanakis. The lab researches the interweaving of visual arts with contemporary dance, experimental theatre, poetry and music, and focuses on community-based social sculpture and contemporary art in the public sphere.
The Symposium Performance Dates 2021 invites distinguished Cypriot and International artists and theoreticians in a line-up that includes lectures, artist talks as well as discussions with practising performance artists originating from the visual arts, contemporary dance and experimental theatre, with an interactive discussion with the audience.
“As a collective body of performance which includes artists, theoreticians, historians, academics, students, audiences and cultural managers,” say the organisers, “we are often invited to negotiate and to explain what Performance is. How do we define and understand Performance as a concept and as praxis? What are the arts we can locate it within, and through which humanities does it engage in a dialogical discourse? How is it connected with communities and the public sphere?
“Whilst the last decades have seen a rise in Performance Arts in the Cypriot art scene,” they add, “one could wonder what needs, themes, tactics, or questions draw the artists in this form of art, which suggest the reflection of the relationships between body, space and the coexistence with the viewer/collaborator in contemporary art.”
International Symposium Performance Dates 2021
Symposium with invited Cypriot and international dancers and performance specialists, open for all. November 1-4. Cyprus University of Technology, Amphitheatre 1, Tassos Papadopoulos Building, Limassol. 7.30pm. Info: [email protected], 25-002040