CFP: Art and Protest: Bodies in Motion (4/15/07; 7/30/07-8/2/07)

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CALL FOR PANELS, WORKSHOPS & PAPERS
for the
21st Annual BTN Conference:
 'Art and Protest: Bodies in Motion'
hosted by
North Carolina A&T State University
In historic Greensboro, North Carolina

July 30 - August 2, 2007

With Greensboro, North Carolina, site of the first lunch counter sit-ins =
of the Civil Rights Movement, as a backdrop, Conference 2007 seeks to =
examine Theatre as a weapon of protest and a catalyst for social change. =
BTN is seeking panels, papers, and/or workshops that examine the early =
pioneers, theories and ideas of a movement, the evolution of art as =
protest, a new generation of traditional and hip-hop artist, and future =
implications for the arts. =20

This 21st Annual Conference runs concurrently with the National Black =
Theatre Festival held in Winston-Salem. Participate in daily BTN panel =
discussions and workshop activities, and enjoy thrilling performances =
from the National Black Theatre Festival schedule of productions. Free =
transportation will be provided from Greensboro to Winston-Salem to =
attend NBTF activities, compliments of the Black Theatre Network and =
North Carolina A&T State University.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
        *Protest and the Black Arts Movement: The Use of Art in Politics.
        *Hip-Hop: A New Generation of Social Conscious and Protest Theatre
        *Staging Guerilla Theatre
        *Dignified Protest: The Black Experience Without Intimidation=20
        *In Defense of Urban Drama: Artistic Freedom and Critical Repression
        *Black Militant Theatre: Reflections of Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez
        *Transcontinental Arts Wars: The Protest Theatre of Africa and America

Special Considerations: Submitted papers should be 10-20 pages in length =
and range between 20 to 30 minutes in presentation time. Accepted papers =
will be considered for publication in a forthcoming special issue of =
BTNews.

Notification: An acceptance/denial notice will be forwarded within one =
month of submission deadline. Presenters are encouraged to become =
members of the Black Theatre Network.

All presenters and panelist are responsible for their own transportation =
and lodging.

Conference Registration Fee:
*Individual --------------------------------------$150.00
        *Organization -----------------------------------$250.00

        *Student & Seniors ----------------------------$100.00
        *Institution Special ----------------------------$350.00=20
  (Rate includes conference fees for five (5) students and one (1) =
advisor)
        *Day Rate (Teacher Institute) ----------------$100.00=20

Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Greensboro
                        4307 Big Tree Way
                        Greensboro, NC 27209
                        (336) 852-1491

BTN Conference Rate: $89.00 per night Group Code: Association

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel direct or by calling the =
toll free reservations number. Please use the group code provided when =
making all reservations

For additional information visit us at: www.blacktheatrenewtwork.org

Please forward conference proposals to:

                                BTN Vice President
                                Luther D. Wells, Chair
                                Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
                                Florida A&M University
                                413 Tucker Hall
                                Tallahassee, Florida 32301=20

Or email to:
luther.wells_at_famu.edu

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2007

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