Thursday, October 1, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Watson Institute, McKinney Conference Room
111 Thayer Street
Light dinner will be served.
Thursday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Rustom Bharucha, Jawarharlal Nehru University
The Aftermath: Reflections on Terror and Performance
A light dinner will be served
Rustom Bharucha is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. A leading interlocutor in the fields of interculturalism, secularism, and oral history, he has written a number of books including Theatre and the World, The Question of Faith, In the Name of the Secular, The Politics of Cultural Practice, Rajasthan: An Oral History, Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin and Terror and Performance. In recent years, he has worked as a dramaturge for the Tangencya public art project in Durban, South Africa, on the politics of touch; as Project Director for Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan on traditional knowledge systems; as Artistic Director of the Inter-Asia Ramayana Festival at the theatre laboratory Adishakti in Pondicherry; and, most recently, as Curator of an international conference on Rethinking Labor and the Creative Economy: Global Performative Perspectives organized jointly by the School of Arts and Aesthetics at JNU and Performance Studies international (PSi).