ADSA CONFERENCE 2021
PERFORMERS, MAKERS, METHODOLOGIES
CRAFTING CONDITIONS FOR DECENTRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PEDAGOGY IN DRAMA, THEATRE, PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND DANCE
BRE-KE-KE-KEX: CRITIQUING SPACE AS A FORM OF DECENTRING
THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER
NZ – 8pm | VIC/NSW/TAS – 6pm | SA – 5.30pm | QLD – 5pm
NT – 4.30pm | WA – 3pm
Created and performed by Douglas Hassack
Bre-ke-ke-kex is the outcome of my Master of Creative Arts drama, it interrogates the space that technology can occupy in performance practice as well as challenging the conventional assumptions about space in theatre using handheld and accessible technology. This action of contesting space and examining theatre’s presence in the online territory is a central concern of decentring theatre practices. This piece also draws from my own exploration of Aristophanes texts in particular TheFrogs and explores the way this text can be explored using current technology and performance practice.
Douglas Hassack is a performer-creator having just finished his MCA in Drama he is looking forward to further exploring the theatrical field. Originally from England he has spent his time in Australia learning, attending and hoping to continue to work in the theatre. During his master’s degree he explored performance, space and online theatre. This performance practice being carried out over the time in lockdown has facilitated the development and understanding of the theatre making process that a solo artist undergoes. Exploring the practices and technology that can be utilised to create live theatre in the online space.