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Mon 29 Apr 2024
Interculturalism and its Discontents
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School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Historicizing the Problems of Intercultural Performance and Theory Today

Join cultural critic and dramaturg Professor Rustom Bharucha for a compelling talk reflecting on his 40-year exploration of interculturalism.

Over his career, Bharucha has examined interculturalism's creative potential and its Eurocentric limitations regarding equity, inclusion, and social justice.

In this talk, Bharucha will take a critical look at how perspectives on interculturalism have evolved and challenge us to rethink its role in performance and cultural policy today. He'll passionately argue for interculturalism as vital for dealing with racism, bigotry, and intolerance.

His lecture will increase our awareness of how the world of performance can shape attitudes and policies and help us to coexist with a deep respect for differences.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Rustom Bharucha and to hear a leading voice on interculturalism.

Part of the University of Leeds, School of Performance and Cultural Industries’ Public Lecture Series

About Professor Rustom Bharucha
Rustom Bharucha is based in Kolkata. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a retired Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has written several books including Theatre and the World: Performance and the Politics of Culture (1993), The Politics of Cultural Practice (2000) and Terror and Performance (2014).


School of Performance and Cultural Industries
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

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    Mon 29 Apr 2024
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    Mon 29 Apr 2024
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