The CCPPA links scholars, human rights activists and artists, in the Americas, through the lens of performance studies. The CCPPA is developing a network of Canadian-based scholars linked to the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics based in at NYU, New York, founded and directed by Dr. Diana Taylor. The Principal Investigator of the Canadian Consortium is Dr. Peter Kulchyski, Northern and Native Studies, University of Manitoba. Kim Sawchuk, of the Mobile Media Lab, Montreal is one of the co-applicants on this SSHRC partnership grant. Other Concordia researchers involved in the project include Dr. Mark Sussman, Theatre Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts.

Projects related


Hemispheric Summer School in Chiapas, Mexico, July 20- August 22, 2013. Magda Olszanowski, PhD student in Communication Studies, Concordia and MML member participated in this annual international summer course in Chiapas, under the direction of Dr. Diana Taylor. Check out Magda’s documentation of the event here.

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Encuentro is the annual festival and conference of performance and politics hosted in different locations across the Americas. Concordia University will be the first Canadian institution, in the history of this week-long event, to host an Encuentro.

The theme of this year’s Encuentro is Manifest!

see how to participate here

Performing Disability / Enabling Performance

Kim Sawchuk and Arseli Dockumaci have proposed a working group on Disability and Performance studies as a part of these activities.

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Disability and Performance, Post –Doctoral Fellowship: Dr. Arseli Dokumaci

Dr. Arseli Dokumaci, who is a graduate of performance studies from Aberystwyth University, joins the Mobile Media Lab and the CCPPA as a post-doctoral fellow. She will work with people with visible and invisible disabilities to create a series of networked video performances that explore the movement repertoires and gestures in everyday spaces with everyday objects.