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Dr Ananda Breed

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Performing Human Rights, Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD), Arts and Digital Industries (ADI), Performing Arts

Dr Ananda Breed is author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (Seagull Books, 2014) in addition to several publications that address transitional systems of governance and the arts. She has worked as a consultant for IREX and UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan on issues concerning conflict prevention and conducted applied arts workshops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda and Turkey. Breed is Co-director of the Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD) at the University of East London and former research fellow at the International Research Centre Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie University 2013-2014).

  • USS 3.12, Stratford Campus
    University of East London
    University Square Stratford
    1 Salway Road
    London
    E15 1NF
  • a.breed@uel.ac.uk
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    Book(s):
    Breed A 2017 Performance and Civic Engagement. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Breed A 2014 Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation.
    Chicago: Seagull Books.

    Book chapters:
    Breed A 2016 ‘The artist as questioner: Why we do what we do’ Applied Theatre: Facilitation. (ed) Sheila Preston, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

    Breed A 2016 ‘Theatre for Survival: Art of Creation and Protection’ Performing (For) Survival: Theatre, Crisis, Extremity. (eds) Patrick Duggan and Lisa Peschel, Palgrave Macmillan.

    Breed A 2015 ‘Gender Based Violence and Human Rights: Participatory Theatre in Post-Genocide Rwanda’ Theatre and Human Rights after 1945: Things Unspeakable. (eds) Mary Luckhurst and Emilie Morin, Palgrave Macmillan.

    Breed A 2015 ‘Aesthetic Play: Between Performance and Justice’
    Applied Theatre: Aesthetics. (ed) Gareth White, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

    Breed A 2013 ‘Juridical Performatives: Public versus Hidden Transcripts’ Performative Trans-Actions: Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise in African Theatre. (ed) Kene Igweonu, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishers.

    Breed A 2012 ‘Discordant Narratives in Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts’ Rwanda Fast Forward. (ed) Patrick Noack, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Breed A 2011 ‘Memorialization and the Rwandan Genocide: The Use of Theater’ Cultures and Globalization Series. (eds) Yudhishthir Isar and Helmut Anheier, LA: Sage Publications.

    Breed A 2009 ‘Participation for Liberation or Incrimination’ The Applied Theatre Reader. (eds) Tim Prentki and Sheila Preston, London: Routledge.

    Breed A 2007 ‘Performing Gacaca in Rwanda: Local Culture for Justice and Reconciliation’ Cultures and Globalization Series. (eds) Yudhishthir Isar and Helmut Anheier, LA: Sage Publications.

    Journal articles:
    Breed A 2015‘Environmental aesthetics, social engagement and aesthetic experiences in Central Asia’ Research in Drama Education, 20 (1), 87-99.

    Breed A 2013 ‘Resistant Acts in Post-Genocide Rwanda’. Kritika Kultura, 21/22, 397-416.

    Breed A 2008 ‘Performing the Nation: Theatre in Post-Genocide Rwanda’. The Drama Review, 52, 33-50.

    Breed A 2006 ‘Performing Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda’. Peace Review: A journal of Social Justice, 18, 1-7.

    Reports:
    Breed A 2007 ‘A Report on Contacting the World, International Youth Theatre Collaborations’, commissioned by Contact Theatre.

    Breed A 2007 ‘A Report on Exodus Onstage Refugee Theatre Season’, commissioned by Community Arts Northwest.

    Conference presentations
    Performative Commemoration of Painful Pasts, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Presented keynote lecture, ‘The Flame of Remembrance: Performances of Commemoration and Memory’
    (June 16, 2016)

    Storytelling and Justice Symposium, University of South Wales, Wales
    Presented invited provocation paper, ‘Juridical and Applied Performance in Post-Genocide Rwanda’
    (14 May, 2016)

    Geographical Imagination: Interpretations of Nature, Art and Politics,
    Tallinn & Tartu, Estonia
    Presented research paper (panel presentation), ‘Creative Encounters: Between Arts and Governance’
    (June 19, 2015)

    Rethinking Labour, PSi, New Delhi, India
    Presented research paper (public lecture), ‘Juridical Performances and Applied Theatre in Post-Genocide Rwanda’
    (March 3, 2015)

    Africa Colloquium, Berlin, Germany. Humboldt Universität
    Presented research paper (public lecture), ‘The Flame of Remembrance: Performances of Commemoration and Memory for the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda’
    (July 9, 2014)

    Politics of the Applied: Theatre and Art as Intervention, Berlin, Germany
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Fictional Framing: Between Juridical Performances and Narratives of Justice’
    (February 1, 2014)

    Re-Routing Performance, IFTR, Barcelona, Spain
    Presented research paper, ‘Performing Legacies of Justice’
    (July 24, 2013)

    Myth Making: From Medusa to Madonna, Warwick, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper (keynote), ‘Myth Making: Evocation of Culture and Embodied Landscapes’
    (June 18, 2013)

    Performance and Domination, Ormskirk, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Artistic Resistance in Post-Genocide Rwanda’
    (March 23, 2013)

    Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945, York, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper, ‘Rape: Performing Sovereign Bodies’
    (October 9, 2011)

    Human Rights Beyond The Law, New Delhi, India
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Juridical Performatives: Hidden versus Public Transcripts’ (September 15, 2011)

    Performative Inter-Actions: Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise in African Theatre, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper, ‘Gacaca Courts: Testimony, Reconciliation, and Justice’ (July 21, 2011)

    Psi17: Camilo 2.0 Technology, Memory, Experience, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Presented research paper, ‘The Investigation: Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials and the Gacaca Courts’ (May 29, 2011)

    Fratricide and Fraternite: Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Atrocity, London, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Truth in Lies: The Performativity of Rape and Domestic Violence in Rwanda’ (October 29, 2010)

    Archiving for the Future: using archives to enhance learning and teaching in drama and theatre studies, London, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper, ‘Embedding the Archive in student learning at UEL: a case study’ (May 19, 2010)

    The East End Seen Through Performance, London, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Digitised Content and It’s Impact on Teaching, Learning, and Research’ (January 29, 2009)

    American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR) – Unsettling Theatre: migration, map, memory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Presented research paper, ‘Theatre for Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda’
    (November 5, 2008)

    Dramatic Learning Spaces – Performing Identities, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    Presented research paper, ‘Performing Identity: Perpetrators and Victims’
    (September 25, 2008)

    Theoretical, Methodological and Political Implications of Doing Research Among Refugees, University of East London, London, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Identity, Performance and Social Action: Community Theatre Among Refugees’ (March 7, 2008)

    War and Our World, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper, ‘The Politics of Performance in Post Genocide Rwanda’ (July 20, 2007)

    IFTR Theatre in Africa – Africa in the Theatre, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Presented research paper, ‘The Politics of Performance in Post-Genocide Rwanda’ (July 12, 2007)

    Arts in One World, Cal Arts University, Los Angeles, USA
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Performing Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda’
    (January 26, 2007)

    Forum Cultural Mundial, Unesco, Brazil
    Presented research paper (invited speaker), ‘Performing Gacaca in Rwanda: Local Culture for Justice and Reconciliation’ (November 25, 2006)

    Researching Drama and Theatre in Education, Drama as Social Intervention, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper, ‘Theatre as Social Intervention in Post-Genocide Rwanda’ (April 12-16, 2005)

    Performance Studies International, Performing Rights, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper ‘Participation for Liberation or Incrimination?’
    (June 14-18, 2006)

    Researching Cultural Spaces, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
    Presented research paper ‘Identity Construction in Post-Genocide Rwanda’
    (June 3-4, 2006)

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    Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance

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    PA 4401 World Performance

    PA 5404 Applied Performance

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