9 02 2011

Call for papers, presentations and performances for

LAPSody – 3rd International Conference & Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies from the 7th of June 2011 till the 12th of June 2011

The MA degree programme in Live Art and Performance Studies at the Theatre Academy Helsinki is calling for papers, presentations and performances from MA-projects in Live Art, performance art and performance studies.

Suvadeep Das, Christina Georgiou, Sari TM Kivinen, Katariina Mylläri, Ilka Theurich and Tuuli Tubin, are MA-students in Live Art and performance studies and approaching the end of their two year studies. They will present their MA-projects — in various stages of completion — and challenge you to share your own artistic practice and/or academic papers with them.

We have been exploring and questioning issues of perception, embodiment, transformation and encounters. We are interested in cycles of popularity, acceptance and norms in performance, academia, everyday life and art. We would like to invite you to share your ideas and contributions with us on those or related themes. We are also interested in forming professional networks and discussing possibilities of sustaining a Live Art practice in the globalised world today.

We invite proposals for performances, presentations, papers and/or workshops for the conference and festival with an abstract of max 300 words. All proposals should include a short description of your (previous or forthcoming) MA-project, your university or institution, your contact details as well as technical requirements for your contribution.

Spaces available include two black box studios, an auditorium and seminar rooms as well as public spaces in the city. We can provide basic accommodation and lunch in the student cafeteria. The travel costs you have to take care of yourself. Proposals should be sent no later than 1.February 2011 to
Annette Arlander (
Anna Nybondas (

NB: please send to both addresses.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 15. February
and asked to confirm their participation by 15.April.

For more information and inquiries, contact
Katariina Mylläri,
Tuuli Tubin,

Come and experience Helsinki’s white nights and the Baltic sea. A perfect place to share a summer day, evening and why not a summer night with us in June 2011.



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