‘Performative Trans-Actions: Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise in African Theatre’ is the 2011 annual international conference of the African Theatre Association (AfTA). The conference will be held at Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales UK from the 21st to 23rd July 2011, and will be hosted by the Centre for Innovative Performance Practice & Research.
This international conference will examine how recent advances in global citizenship, technology, economics and trans/intercultural transactions and borrowings have impacted on theatre and performance in Africa. Taking a lead from recent debate about significant challenges facing African theatre practice, we seek to broaden that discussion to include many ingenious solutions adopted to tackle them by exploring the trio of innovation, creativity and enterprise from different perspectives, including contacts, dealings and connections across cultures, discipline and media.
Dr. Kene Igweonu
Centre for Innovative Performance Practice & Research, School of Performance & Literature, Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales UK
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