SCUDD2019

THE STANDING CONFERENCE OF UNIVERSITY DRAMA DEPARTMENTS

Stage & Screen | Department of Humanities | Sheffield Hallam University

25th - 26th June

Registration closes May 25th

WELCOME

Prof. Chris Wiggington, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,

Sheffield Hallam University. 

'What is the future for universities?'

Keynote ADDRESS

Prof. Thomas Docherty, University of Warwick. 

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 WITH PERFORMANCES BY 

DOPPELGANGSTER

& AKEIM TOUSSAINT 

EVERYBODY LOSES

by DOPPELGANGSTER

Drawing on the self-documented death of the eminent herpetologist Dr. Karl Patterson Schmidt, historical accounts of the religious ritual of snake handling, Doppelgangster's personal reports of self-poisoning, reptilian myths of genesis and the coming apocalypse, EVERYBODY LOSES interrogates societal obsessions with eternal youth, eternal life, and the destruction of our planet. 

A 1950s scientific lecture, a death diary, a suicide note, an old-timey Southern-style snake handling, and that warning from that one scientist at the start of every disaster film ever. EVERYBODY LOSES is a glorious spectacle and a grave work; this solo performance engages with themes of climate change and the sixth great extinction; asking, with the unprecedented scientific documentation of the changing planet, and our failure to respond to the symptoms, is it too late to stop the poison?

Doppelgangster is an international performance company, currently creating work in the UK and Australia under the creative direction of Tobias Manderson-Galvin (MKA Theatre of New Writing, Melbourne) and Dr. Tom Payne (Sheffield Hallam University). EVERYBODY LOSES features videography by Wales based filmmaker Dr. Sam Christie and an original score by Australian experimental jazz duo Maria Moles and Adam Halliwell

Photograph: Dr. Tom Payne by Gingersnap

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WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT

by AKEIM TOUSSAINT

WINDOWS OF DISPLACEMENT, choreographed and performed by Akeim Toussaint Buck, is an autobiographically sourced solo; blending dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives, ancestral memory and the shifting (and increasingly urgent) politics surrounding the movement of people.

Using his experience of being born in Jamaica and now residing in the UK as starting point, Akeim Toussaint Buck explores both historical as well as current political and socio-economic references. Drawing on the contexts of imperialism, colonialism and displacement to create a captivating story of the past, present and future of humanity, Windows Of Displacement takes its audiences on a journey galvanising people power and reclaiming our collective responsibility.

 

Akeim is a multifaceted performing artist, born in Jamaica and raised in England. He seeks to create moving, thought provoking, accessible, organised and free spirited projects. Since graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first-class honours Bachelor degree in Performing Arts, Akeim has been involved in multiple cross disciplinary programmes with a wide range of artists and communities from around the world. His focus as a maker and collaborator is to combine expressive skills such as dance, writing, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting to create performances that tell stories to bring together diverse audiences.

Photograph: Akeim Toussaint by Ashley Karrell.

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PANELS

1. Equality & Diversity: what next?

Panel lead: Kehinde Andrews

2. Beyond Brexit

Panel lead: Andy Westwood, University of Manchester

3. Student Mental Health

Panel lead: Dominique Thompson, Buzz Consulting

4. Looking Back on 2019

Panel lead: Paul Kleiman, Ceil Associates

The Conference commences at 11:00 am on Tuesday 25th June.  

Day two begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday 26th June.  

The SCUDD AGM will take place at 09:30 am on day two.

The conference closes at 16:00-16:15 pm on the Wednesday.

SCUDD2019 25th - 26th June

REGISTRATION

Looking Beyond: Horizon scanning for university drama in the 2020s

Registration closes May 25th

TRAVEL + ACCOMMODATION

The conference will take place at Sheffield Hallam University's Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ.

The venue is a short 5 minute walk from Sheffield Station. There are a number of carparks nearby where you will be able to purchase a day ticket. We have discounts at two city centre carparks.

WHERE
TO EAT

If you are travelling to the Conference from outside of Sheffield, there are hotels to suit all budgets within the city centre.

WHERE
TO STAY
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SCUDD2019 is hosted by Performance for Stage & Screen, The Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University.

SHU PERFORMANCE

OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION
National Student Survey 2018 

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LOCATION

Stage and Screen

Department of Humanities 

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Sheffield Hallam University

Floor 11

Owen Building

Howard Street

S1 1WB, UK

Performance Lab

Arundel Gate,

Sheffield

S1 2LQ, UK

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