PoP turns 10: Celebrating the Popular, Practising the Urban
Saturday, 18th November 2017, 9.45am-6.30pm
University of East London, Stratford, London, U.K
As part of their ten-year anniversary celebrations, The PoP [Performances of the Popular] Moves committee, in partnership with the CPAD research group at the University of East London, invites you to celebrate our annual conference.
The conference engages with intersections between popular practices and the Urban: the city as a space where culture is created, represented and disputed.
Keynote: Professor Gabriele Klein, University of Hamburg
‘Urban Choreographies. The Power of the Aesthetic’
Questions considered include:
• What are the risks and opportunities that Urban environments provide for the emergence, spread and survival of popular practices?
• How do notions of hybridity and cultural exchange operate between the Urban and the popular?
• How does cultural memory intersect with popular practice in city environments?
• What are the representations of city and bodies on screen?
14:20-15:50 ‘Urban Politics’
Studio 4, Chair – Dr. Jo Hall
- Danced dialogues: spaces of exchange in a northern barrio of Quito, Ecuador
Dr. Sofie Narbed, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Moving Politically: Urban gentrification and Hip Hop Dance Theatre
Paul Sadot, University of Chichester
- Urbanising body in Japan: Popular dancehall culture in the early twentieth century
Dr. Yuiko Asaba, Royal Holloway, University of London