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Teach-ins are one-time, 2-hour lecture and discussion sessions led by prominent scholars and cultural creators on diverse topics related to the Encuentro theme.

This teach-in brings together a diverse group of artists, activists and producers whose work engages the field of human rights advocacy through the arts.

Art, Community and Human Rights

In this Teach-In, we use discussion and movement to explore the ways that performance, as methodology, as practice, as creative, critical and embodied forms of situated knowledge, may be used to interrogate the operations of able-ism.

Disability and Performance

What is the role of the dance-maker when the term choreography is adopted for use in other contexts?

Does the Choreographic Translate? Dance-Making as Aesthetic, Social and Political Practice

Helen Gilbert is Professor of Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London where she leads a transnational project on indigeneity and performance in the contemporary world.

Performance and Indigeneity

Despite the long history of Asian presence in the Americas, at least as early as 1565, “Asianness" has not been particularly embraced as part of the "New World" identity. The result of this historical legacy has meant that the presence of Asians in the hemisphere has been largely ignored, marginalized, misrepresented, and/or silenced. This teach-in seeks to open dialogue across the Hemi network about transhistorical and translocal perspectives on both these exclusions and the vibrant cultural and political practices and histories of Asian communities across the Americas.

Performing Asian/Americas: Converging Movements

This Teach-In brings together participants from a multi-year initiative on Religion and Politics in the Americas supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Religion and Politics in the Americas

This Teach-In will offer an introduction to the growing field of sound studies and (it is hoped) serve as a forum for generating ideas about its potential intersections with performances studies.

The Politics of Sound

Our discussion will explicate and compare different critical approaches to the study of performance, including but not limited to performance ethnography, the performativity of language, liveness, political performance, the intersection of performance and technology, performance documentation, technology and the performativity of gender and race.

What is Performance Studies?