The Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre (C-SET) at the Faculty of Media, Art and Performance, University of Regina, is delighted to invite you to the launch of the book titled Recentering Cultural Performance and Orange Economy in Post-colonial Africa: Policy, Soft Power and Sustainability edited by Taiwo Afolabi, Olusola Ogunnubi and Shadrach Ukuma. This event will hold as follows:
Date: March 14th 2023
Time: 10 am Saskatchewan Time
Summarily, the book explores the role of national theatres, cultural centers, cultural policy, festivals, and the film industry as creative and cultural performance hubs for exercising soft power and cultural diplomacy. It offers perspectives on ways existing cultural and non-cultural infrastructures, sometimes referred to as the Orange Economy, can open opportunities for diplomacy and soft power; avenues by which cultural performances and creative practice can be re-centred in post-colonial Africa and in the post-global pandemic era; and insights for cultural performers, diplomats, administrators, cultural entrepreneurs, and managers to leverage cultural performance and creative practice on the continent. The volume is positioned within postcolonial discourse to amplify narratives, experiences, and realities that are anti-oppressive, especially within critical discourse.
The book launch is conceived as a congregation of theatre scholars, experts, and policymakers within the art and culture sector around the world, and contributors to the book. We understand that you have a busy schedule, but we shall be profoundly grateful to have you participate in the event on 14th March 2023.