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Research Colloquium: Alwynne Pritchard
May 11 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Heart of Glass
Withdrawing into oneself, into one’s body on a public stage, is a subversive act. It rejects the definition of performer and redefines the relationships between those onstage and off. To observe someone in such a state of concentrated withdrawal is fascinating to Pritchard, and her work as a composer, choreographer and performer has become increasingly about creating situations in which this takes place. But the withdrawal must be concentrated and highly controlled – a practice developed around principles of precision, discipline, intimacy and constraint. The performance is not a staging or an enactment but a kind of public right of investigation. During this talk, Alwynne Pritchard will discuss some of the recent work in which she has been researching strategies for creating these kinds of (non-!)performative situations.
About the series:
The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Ella Marshall-Shepherd and Dylan Price organise the series. Presentations are followed by a discussion and virtual drinks reception. Free and open to all Music Faculty students and members. Please email email@example.com to sign up for the colloquium.