Congratulations to current PhD student Lindsay Lachance who has been chosen to present at the prestigious Conference of the Native American Indigenous Studies Association conference in Hawaii this year.
This will be Lindsay’s third year attending the conference as a theatre scholar from UBC and she is the first UBC theatre scholar to ever present at NAISA! For this year’s conference, Ms. Lachance will present on the panel: New Approaches to Indigenous Media, History & Performance: On Co-Creation & Collaboration between Artists & Academics.
Lindsay Lachance is an Anishinaabe P.H.D. student at the University of British Columbia and has a Masters in Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy from the University of Ottawa. Lindsay has presented her research at five international conferences including NAISA (2014 and 2015); In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization; HISTORY, MEMORY, PERFORMANCE; and Arts performatifs et spectaculaires des Premières Nations de l’est du Canada organized by the Laboratoire d’Ethnoscénologie of the Département du Théâtre of l’Université Paris 8. Her areas of interest include performance aesthetics, the physicalization of spirituality in time and space, and the multiple creation processes of Indigenous dramaturgies. She was the dramaturge for Simon Fraser University’s Mainstage production of An Encounter with Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women in 2015, and will be speaking in PuSh an IPAA’s event “Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass” later this month. Lindsay is a member of Full Circle First Nations Performance and Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance.
More information: http://www.naisa.org