Affective Science and Performance
A CKP Symposium, 7-8 Sept 2012
A two-day symposium following on from TaPRA 2012 at the University of Kent.
Since its establishment in 2010, The Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance (CKP) at the University of Kent has pioneered UK research in this area to include its AHRC funded applied theatre project: ‘Imagining Autism’. Now, with its inaugural symposium, CKP brought together international scholars working in the field to explore the developing dialogue between affective science and performance studies. Papers examined topics ranging from actor training, applied drama, documentary theatre, and performances
of classic texts, to empathy, ethics, embodiment and spectatorship.
The Programme included:
- Keynotes from Professor Bruce McConachie and Professor Rhonda Blair;
- An opportunity to experience an immersive environment from the AHRC project 'Imagining Autism', and
- A roundtable from leading scholars in the field.
For the full programme in detail click here.