A blog about the local/global interfaces of audience and event.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Further to my last post, on the website for the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, Executive Director David Jordan has posted a wonderful, righteously--and rightly--infuriated open letter to Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman pointing out the folly and untruths in Coleman's recent justification for making arts festivals in the province ineligible for future gaming funds.
I live in Vancouver and teach in both the English Department and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. I am also the Director of SFU's Institute for Performance Studies. My academic interests include theatre, dance and performance studies, film studies, and gender studies. I am actively interested in the relationship between art and politics, and especially what the performing arts can teach us about our relationships with the places we live, and with the world more generally. Hence this blog.