CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AfTA 2007 Critical Perspectives on African Theatre and Performance Ben Pimlott Building/George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London Panel No. Theme Function Chair Name Dr. Esiaba Irobi Robert Gordon Chikwendu Anyanwu Title of Paper 1 Processes of Theatre Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Babafemi Babatope Chikukuango CuximaZwa African Fugard in Performance The Challenges of Staging a Novel in Igbo land: A Review of a Stage Adaptation of Chinua Achebe‟s A Man of the People Muse, Mood and Creativity; A Search for “Dramatic” Inspiration Angola: Body Painting in Britain, a Contemporary Cultural Identity Panel No. Theme Function Chair Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Name Title of Paper 2 Dance Dr Victor Ukaegbu Gladys Akunna Dance as Mental Therapeutic in the African Experience: Beyond the Speculation Jeleel Ojuade Dance Aesthetics in Theatrical Performance(s) in Africa: The Nigerian Perspective Gbenga Windapo Theatre and Performance Processes: The Dynamics of Sato Dance Christian Nwaru Dance as a Signifying Practice: A Study of Omenimo Panel No. Theme Function Chair Name Title of Paper 3 Theatre Practice: Professional/ Amateur Speaker 1 Greg Mbajiorgu Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Solomon Iguanre Patrick-Jude Oteh Cornelius Onyekaba Towards the Development of the Solo Theatrical SubGenre in Nigeria: A Critical Examination of its Major Handicaps Laffomania: Phenomenal Vaudeville Chariot Without Riders – A Performance Exegesis The Changing Trends in Theatre Troupe Management in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of Fezi Productions and Crown Troupe of Africa Panel No. Theme Function Chair Speaker 1 Name Title of Paper 4 Theatre and the University Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Professor Mabel Evwierhoma Duro Oni Theatre Training in the Nigerian University System: A Critical Assessment of Design and Technology Courses Christopher Anyokwu The University as Metaphor of Histrionic Drought: The Nigerian Experience Hope Eghagha Audience Participation or Performance Distortion? A Period Study of University of Lagos Theatre Audience Molinta Enendu Performance Equipment Installations and Resources in Nigeria Theatre Houses Panel No. Theme Function Chair Speaker 1 Name Professor Duro Oni George Seremba Bisi Adigun Title of Paper Myth, Mythopoeia and Robert Serumaga‟s Majangwa The Vulture and the Ape Are Not Unequal: Soyinka as the Archetypal Contemporary Intercultural Dramatist A World in Drama 5 Literary Drama Speaker 2 and Theatre Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Reginald Ofodile Panel No. Theme Function Chair Name Mr. Jeleel Ojuade Dennis Eluyefa Grace Uche Hassan and Regina Kwakye-Opong Peter Emeka Aniago Title of Paper The Concept of “Alarinjo” in Yoruba Theatre Costume and Makeup as Medium for Cultural expression in Stage performance The Context of Deep and Dark Play in Vicious Cultural Performances in Africa: Focus on Fulani Sharo and Igbo Ipia Agba Masquerade as the Theatre That Unites the Igbo 6 Indigenous Theatre and Performance Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5 Ndu F. Anike Panel No. Theme Function Chair Name Dr. Jumai Ewu Andrew Princz Mabel I. E. Evwierhoma Hameed O. Lawal Ubong S. Nda Victor Ladan Title of Paper 7 Theatre for Development/ Uses of Theatre Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5 Theatre and Performance as Image-building Tools for Africa The Female Ethos and Development Paradigms in Nigerian Theatre Performance African Ethos in Community Theatre Theatre and Development in Africa: A Study on Media Social Responsibility Transcribing the Lexicon of “Culture of Silence” in Theatre for Development: Lessons from Enula TfD Project among Abanyole Community of Western Kenya Panel No. Theme Function Chair Name Dr. Osita Okagbue Kehinde Adeniyi Denis Muebake Title of Paper 8 Theatre Training Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Towards a Professional Excellence in Theatre Practice in Africa: The Nigerian Experience Theatre and English Language in Equatorial Guinea Panel No. Theme Function Chair Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5 Name Title of Paper 9 Theatre Criticism and Scholarship Professor Robert Gordon Sam Kasule Simbawo Akati: Changing Concepts of Popular Music Theatre and Performance in Uganda Ismaila R. Adedoyin Theatre Critics and Theatre Criticism in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects Victor Ukaegbu Mediating Space and Venue in Traditional African Performance Hafiz A. Oyetoro Stage Performance in Africa: The Tale of a Dying Performance Tradition Irobi Esiaba The Problem with Postcolonial Theory: *There will also be an exhibition/installation by Ms Sarahleigh Castelyn (Queen Mary, University of London). The exhibition/installation titled „Proudly South African‟ or „How I Chased the Rainbow and Bruised My Knee…‟ will open in room 000 throughout the duration of the conference.
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