moving publics readings

Our two hour bus ride will cover two topics, each led by two facilitators. We kindly ask participants to read the ”required readings” below for each topic. If time permits, please also look at the ”recommended readings.” Special thanks to Canadian Theatre Review for granting access to their articles.

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Public Assembly and Choreographies of Protest

required readings

Diverlus, Rodney. “Black Lives Matter Toronto: Urgency as Choreographic Necessity.” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 176, 2018, pp. s62-s68. 

Nigam, Sunita “Dramas of Homemaking and Hospitality in ATSA’s Cuisine ta ville,” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 176, 2018, pp. 11-18.

recommended readings

Miller, Stefanie Ellen. “Montreal’s Maple Spring: The Afterlives of Movement Histories.” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 176, 2018, pp s56-s61. 

Kedhar, Anusha. “ ‘Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!’: Gesture, Choreography, and Protest in Ferguson.” The Feminist Wire, 6 Oct. 2014.

Public Transportation and Mobility 

required readings

Eales, Lindsay and Peers, Danielle. “Choreographies of Crip and Mad Travel.” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 176, 2018, pp. s48-s52.

Ng-Chan, Taien.”Performing city transit,” in Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces. eds. Adriana de Souza e Silva, Mimi Sheller. Routledge, 2014. 117-131. 

recommended readings

Certeau, M. de. The Practice of Everyday Life, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.  

Titchkosky, T. (2011). The Question of Access: Disability, Space, Meaning. “Chapter 4: ‘Where?’ To Pee or Not to Pee?”. (pp. 69-91). Toronto, ON.: University of Toronto Press.

General Background Readings
Gerecke, Alana and Levin, Laura. “Moving Together in an Era of Assembly.” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 176, 2018, pp. s5-s10. (Issue Editorial)

Chambers, Justine A. and Gerecke, Alana. “Moving Together, 22 Ways.” Canadian Theatre Review, vol. 176, 2018, pp. s37-s40.