Everything II by Lee Su-Feh. Photo by Bruce Barton


To join luster; to unite (several shining bodies) in one illumination.

Performance Studies international is home to many communities. The members of these communities emerge out of myriad cultural and geographic points of origin, interacting in both physical and virtual intersections. These communities of exchange take many forms, such as the PSi Working Groups and the PSi Future Advisory Board (FAB), among other ad hoc and emerging clusters.

In these extraordinary times, such communities sustain, extend and enrich vital international relationships through joint inquiry, analysis, creation and experimentation. PSi Constellate 2021 is an attempt to provide a flexible framework for the activities of these groups, in order to identify possible constellations of shared interest, opportunity and interaction.

Rather than a centrally curated event, PSi Constellate 2021 is a distributed and evolving program. As such, this page is very much a ‘living document’ that will be updated on an ongoing basis as plans are devised and revised by the participating groups over the coming year, and as new groups opt to ‘join luster.’ Complete information for all events is available in the Events Calendar section of the PSi site; simply follow the group heading, below, and then click on the “Details” icon in the individual listings.

The vast majority of the events identified below are open to all PSi members, and all the participating Working Groups also eagerly welcome new members. Participation in all Constellate activities requires PSi membership. However, reflecting the extreme challenges associated with the pandemic, PSi has established a Pay-What-You-Can membership fee option for 2021. Full membership information can be found here.

We encourage you to explore the program and to revisit it regularly in order to keep up-to-date on the remarkable opportunities for connection and interaction, at a time when both have been in conspicuously short supply.

Bruce Barton and Jennifer Nikolai
PSi Working Group Officers and PSi Constellate 2021 Coordinators