SEMINAR: Culture and Mobility: Displacement, Adaptation and Creativity

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Date/Time: Friday 20 October, 2017 - 2:00pm

Date/Time End: Monday 2 October, 2017 - 4:00pm

Venue: Eldon Building, EW1.08

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and CRaB in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences are delighted to host an academic seminar on Friday 20th October with an exciting line up of academic panelists and practitioners in support of Journeys Festival International (JFI) Portsmouth responding to newly commissioned performance #Jesuis.

Join us at the University of Portsmouth to explore issues of displacement, adaptation and culture at this seminar.

It is human nature to travel, migrate and move. These movements can be viewed as voluntary or forced, economic or political, desirable or reprehensible. Regardless of how it is categorized, mobility is often an opportunity for learning. Many of us are familiar with the stimulating effect of going to a new place, with different languages and customs to be learned, and opportunities for socialising, work and pleasure to be had.

Taking dance as both a demonstration and a metaphor of the power of human movement, this informal, panel-based seminar will explore how cultural adaptability and creative thinking are strongly related to the long history and present-day realities of journeys, which may be taken for all kinds of reasons. Join this discussion, featuring specially invited leading performers, academics and artists from around the UK.

We are proud to announce the seminar will be introduced by Professor Pal Ahluwalia who will be joined by our expert panelists as follows:
Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes
Dr Cathy Seago
Dr Amanda Rogers
Dr Umut Erel
Stephen Shropshire
We are delighted to announce that Aakash Odedra, lead choreographer of #Jesuis will be be joining the panel.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Marius Kwint

This exciting event is open to staff, students and members of the public.THE EVENT IS FREE, BUT YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE AT EVENTBRITE. ON BOOKING, YOU WILL BE OFFERED A DISCOUNT CODE FOR THE #JESUIS PERFORMANCE THE FOLLOWING EVENING AT NEW THEATRE ROYAL SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER).

The seminar is supported by CRaB and CCI Faculty

For more information, contact: denise.callender@port.ac.uk or charles.leddy-owen@port.ac.uk

Journeys Festival International runs in Portsmouth from 19th – 29th October 2017.  This is the second year the University of Portsmouth have collaborated with Journeys Festival International in a partnership agreement, alongside many prestigious City partners.

Connect with us @JourneysFest #JFIPorts and see our full programme of events in Portsmouth.

To Book

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/culture-and-mobility-displacement-adaptation-and-creativity-seminar-portsmouth-tickets-34717317431

Contact details for more information

Email: Katie.Clarke@port.ac.uk

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