Borderlines VI: Showcasing our performance-related collections

Following on from our previous post, conference season is clearly underway as we created two bespoke displays in one week. After the Photographic History Research Conference we dived straight in to ‘Borderlines VI: performing across the frontiers of fear’ where we showcased some of our amazing performance-related collections.

To complement the interdisciplinary range of the conference we selected three collections with themes relating to diversity, inclusivity, and the navigation of difficult situations.

Items on display are from People Dancing (Foundation for Community Dance), an organisation devoted to providing opportunities and participation in dance for everyone; the Papers of Peter Streuli, stage director and producer, and the Papers of Bryony Lavery, a feminist playwright who challenges gender stereotypes and patriarchal norms through her adaptations and re-visions of well-known genres and stories.

The conference was organised by Dr Alissa Clarke, Senior lecturer in Drama (third from the right), seen here with some of her postgraduate students and Dr Natalie Hayton from Special Collections.

Hope we’re back for Borderlines VII next year!


This entry was posted in Archives, Dance, diversity and inclusivity, feminism, performance, theatre. Bookmark the permalink.