Drama for Life in partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology presents: Performing Democracy The fire. The fight. The fiction?

Conference dates: 16-19 August 2021

This online conference results from a long-standing collaboration between two centres of applied theatre education and research in South Africa and Norway (2017- 2022). It invites knowledge, critical conversations and artistic work related to issues of democracy, both historical and contemporary, within the global framework of our current (post)-democracies.

We invite stories, presentations, performances, experiments and workshops from artists, teachers, art therapists, students and researchers who explore the potential and challenges of theatre as a political-performative medium in dealing with community-specific democratic issues.

The online conference seeks to respond to current events within the Arts sector by asking pertinent questions around DEMOCRACY, inclusion, and performance work that challenges post-democratic conditions, corruption, and uninspiring leadership.