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Winter Institute 2014


January 4th through 14th
Hosted by Shanghai Theatre Academy and
Co-sponsored by Brown, Columbia, Duke, NYU & Yale Universities

Scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world will be gathering in Shanghai for the third time to share their experiences and expertise, to explore the physical, theoretical, and theatrical geographies of contemporary performance, and to contribute to the ongoing transformation of this city and other, similar places in the world.

Topics of lectures, seminars, and workshops will cover:
• Creating theatre in various forms
• Writing, acting and directing skills
• Media arts
• Theatre management
• Intercultural performance

Faculty will include:
Brown University
 Eng-Beng Lim - lecture: Postcolonial Queer Asian Performance
 Daniel Stein – lecture: Poetic Dynamics; workshop: Body of a Gymnast, Mind of an Actor, Heart of a Poet
 Michelle Bach-Coulibaly: Transmitting Authenticity through Embodied Mnemonics
Columbia University
 Arnold Aronson - lecture: Ming Cho Lee and the Transformation of American Design; workshop: Writing about Design
Duke University
 Thomas DeFrantz - workshop: Performance and Interface
 William Seaman - lecture: Experimental Use of Computer for Performance and Theatrical Installation
New York University
 Robert Landy - lecture: Toward a Theatre for Change; workshop: The Use of Role and Story for Therapeutic Purposes
 Louis Scheeder -Lecture: The Evolution of the Method; workshop: Acting Shakespeare
 Joanna Waley-Cohen - lecture: What’s Cooking? Cooking and Consumption in Early Modern China
Yale University
 Victoria Nolan - workshop: Orientation to Training at Yale School of Drama; Managing People - Spoken and Unspoken Messaging
 Evan Yionoulis - workshop: The Actor's Path
Shanghai Theatre Academy
 Gong Baorong - lecture: Clash of Civilizations and Theatre Exchanges
 Guo Yu - lecture: Performing Intercultural Chinese Opera
 Sherwood Hu - lecture: Localization and Universality of Classics: Prince of Himalayas
 William H. Sun - lecture: Social Performance Studies: a Chinese School of Performance Studies
 Xu Jiali - workshop: Intro to Beijing Opera Acting
Other Chinese professors
 Chen Sihe: lecture: Several Traditions of the Shanghai Style Literature

STA will offer performance events including:
 A visit to rural town Zhujiajiao, where we will see performance art "Water Music" composed and designed by the world-renowned composer/conductor/director Tan Dun, including a talk with him.
 Chinese theatre, opera and dance performances.

Scheduling will be flexible so as to provide opportunities for international and Chinese professors and students to share their experiences informally and explore possibilities for future joint projects and collaboration.

The enrolment capacity is up to total of 60 students, international and Chinese. Tuition fees for students from the five sponsoring universities will be waived. Students from other universities can participate for a nominal tuition fee of US $2,000 and outstanding students may apply for tuition scholarship from STA. Hotel stays (within walking distance) can be arranged for students by STA staff at a cost of approximately $25 per person per day in a double room. Meal subsidy will be provided for students.

Deadline of application: December 20, 2013
Means of application: through email / fax, on confirmation of receipt
Please refer to the application form attached

International Cooperation Office, Shanghai Theatre Academy
Coordinating Group: Zhang Yunlei, Zong Yu
Tel: 86-21-6248-6050; Fax: 86-21-6248-5596

Contact person for application: Grant Zhong
Email: stainstitute@gmail.com; Cell: 86-159-0046-8990