INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (INVITED)
Hemispheric Encuentro, Meta-Fiesta. Mexico, City.
“Republic of the Imagination: Burning Man and the Culture of Radical Self-Expression,” Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin. January 23rd, 2019 in conjunction with the ROMER + ROMER Burning Man: Electric Sky exhibit that I wrote the catalogue essay for.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (REFEREED)
“Metafiesta: ‘La Fiesta’ that talks about (and laughs at) itself,” working group. Hemispheric Encuentro, Mexico City. June 2019.
Co-convener of “Excess: Fiesta, Play and Power,” working group at the Hemispheric Encuentro, Santiago, Chile. With Milla Riggio (Trinity), Paolo Vignolo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), and Zeca Ligiero (UNI-Rio, Brazil). June 2016.
Co-convener of “Mani-fiesta: Festive Mobilizations, Movements and Protests,” working group at the Hemispheric Encuentro, Montreal. Concordia University. With Angela Marino (University of California at Berkley) and Paolo Vignolo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). June 2014.
“Festive Performance: Staging Identity, Politics, and Utopia in the Americas,” Co-convening working group with Paolo Vignolo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and Angela Marino Segura (University of Berkeley, California). The group includes 14 international scholars. Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. Attended virtually. São Paulo, Brazil. January 2013.
“Rehearsing Utopia: Staging Identity, Politics, and Political Performance at the Burning Man Festival,” paper accepted into seminar group Festivals and Carnivals, American Society For Theatre Research (ASTR), Puerto Rico. Attended virtually due to maternity leave. November 2009.
“The Ultimate Effigy: Staging a Counter-Empire Performance at the Burning Man Festival,” in the Festive Devils working group, Hemispheric Institute Encuentro convened by Milla Riggio (Trinity College) and Angela Marino Segura (University of California at Berkeley). Bogotá, Colombia. August 2009.
“Reinventing Ritual, Carnival, and Political Performance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada,” for the Body as Ritual Space working group, Hemispheric Institute Encuentro convened by Paolo Vignolo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and Zeca Ligiéro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). Buenos Aires, Argentina. June 2007.
“Pedagogies of Practice: A Post-Modern Approach to the Transmission of Performance Knowledge,” How to Act: Conference on Theatre Pedagogy. Central School of Speech and Drama, London. In addition to the paper presentation, I conducted two workshops on Rasaboxes and on Lecoq physical theatre pedagogy. February 2007.
“Rasaboxes: Training the Athlete of the Emotions,” workshop and lecture/demo with Paula Murray Cole (Ithaca College), Performance Studies International #10. Singapore. June 2004.
IMAGES: Memory Room, 3 month performance installation. Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art, INFLUX 3, 2013.