ADSA 2020: Acts of Gathering: Goodbye-Hello. Hello-Goodbye.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 to Fri, 4 Dec 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Annual Conference

    Goodbye–Hello. Hello–Goodbye.   

    Starting from here…

    What do we leave behind?
    What do we hold onto?
    What do we play forward?

    Shifting registers of performance
    Challenging rehearsal practices
    Moving margins to the centre

    Welcomes and farewells
    Making contact, encountering others
    Rituals of hospitality and accommodation
    Meetings – formats and procedures
    Conversations – listening, speaking and turn-taking
    Performing negotiation, seeking reconciliation
    Critical communitas – arts of assembling

    Recollections and projections
    Lapses of attention, multiple distractions
    Missteps, misfires and misdirections
    Spaces of transformation
    Communities of decision
    Decolonising the future

    ‘Hope in the dark’

    We invite presentations (20 minutes), panels (90 minutes), performative proposals (30-90 minutes, live) and/or performative audio (5-20 minutes, recorded) for the 2020 ADSA conference, convened by Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of the Arts and Media at UNSW Sydney, Australia, 1–4 December 2020. 

    Conference participants must be members of ADSA. Become a member, or renew your membership, at 

    For enquiries, contact: Jonathan Bollen,, Theatre and Performance Studies, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW Sydney, Australia,