ADSA CONFERENCE 2021

PERFORMERS, MAKERS, METHODOLOGIES

CRAFTING CONDITIONS FOR DECENTRING SCHOLARSHIP AND PEDAGOGY IN DRAMA, THEATRE, PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND DANCE


Nicola Hyland (Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi and Ngāti Hauiti) is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington. Nicola’s research focuses on Māori performance and theatre, Indigenous performance and popular culture, gender and sexuality in Māori performance, and devised performance praxes. Nicola recently co-edited a collection on devised theatre practices in the university sector and is co-writing a monograph celebrating the history of influential Māori Theatre Company, Taki Rua. Nicola is currently collaborating on an MBIE Endeavour funded project exploring the performance of affect in the virtual environment.