activate is a peer-reviewed e-journal in the field of performance and creative research, based in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at University of Roehampton, London.



Katerina Paramana Solidarity and/in Performance: Rethinking Definitions & Exploring Potentialities addresses understandings of solidarity and performance, and the relationship between the two. The current socioeconomic crisis has elicited calls for solidarity from philosophers, sociologists and activists. Yet […]

Jun, 01

Being with Time, reviewing TIME (Documents of Contemporary Art)

Megan Garrett-Jones Abstract: On 25 September 2013, Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press released TIME, the latest book in their Documents of Contemporary Art series. On 10 July 2013 at 14:32, I emailed the book’s editor, […]

Jun, 01

Solidarity Means Attack: Choreographic Analysis and the West Coast Port Blockade

Olive Mckeon Abstract: The old anarchist slogan ‘solidarity means attack’ calls for collective action that shows solidarity with a political struggle by extending its force and scope, by claiming it as part of one’s own […]

Jun, 01

A Show of Solidarity: Nic Green’s ‘Trilogy’

Wendy Hubbard   Abstract: This article argues that Nic Green’s 2009 feminist dance/theatre work Trilogy involves its audience in the drama of its making, drawing attention to an event of feminist solidarity that it both […]

Jun, 01

Jeux Sans Frontières. I’ll be with you again.

Sandra Lang and Ana Bigotte Vieira Abstract: Ana Bigotte Vieira (PT) and Sandra Lang (CH) present their collaborative project Jeux Sans Frontières (JSF) offering a perspective in which solidarity is defined or redefined through the […]

Jun, 01

Solidarity and Soldier(ity): Using Theatre in Military Contexts

Nandita Dinesh Abstract: As a theatre practitioner-teacher-researcher-student, my work over the last few years has involved the use of community-based theatre in times/places of war. From Guatemala to Rwanda, from Northern Ireland to my own […]

Jun, 01

The Solodarities of Br. Runo Johnson on the People’s Mic – Part 1: 2011

Br. Runo Johnson Abstract: These solodarities are slides in the life of The People’s Mic, and its driver Br. Runo Johnson, who heard the noise in 2011 and set out to stand up, on his […]

Jun, 01


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