It’s June, which means Performance Studies International (PSi) Constellate 2021 is really beginning to heat up. This month features four separate events, two hosted by the Performance and Pedagogy Working Group and two hosted by the Performance and Critical Social Praxis Working Group.
First out of the gate this month is the Performance and Pedagogy WG, which begins its parallel series of interactive workshops entitled “Institutions of Pedagogy: Performing Ways of Knowing.” Series A begins on June 19, while Series B begins on June 26. Each of the identically designed series will use multiple online platforms and modes of interaction, and will investigate “how knowing in performing shapes performance pedagogies and the institutions that house and deploy them.”
The Performance and Critical Social Praxis WG will host two separate events within its “virtual RoRo journey 2021,” both scheduled for June 24th. “Performing Power and Dissent” will focus on forms and applications of state power in three different geographies—Hong Kong, Philippines and Turkey—as well as practices of public dissent. “unHOWsed and St. Kilda: Performance and Place” draws on the visual performance work unHOWsed—in which eight older ex-homeless women share their experiences of homelessness—and the Melbourne seaside suburb, St Kilda, famous for its homelessness.
Details for all these events, including times and registration information, is available via the PSi Constellate 2021 online program. All Constellate events are open and free of charge for all PSi members. Constellate features programming throughout the summer and into the autumn, and this year PSi has a pay-what-you-can membership option.