VIRTUAL LAUNCH INVITATION: Special Issue “Performance Training and Well-
Being” (Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Issue 13.2), Saturday October 15, 2022,
10:00 to 11:00 (Pacific Standard Time).
This webinar, presented by the Canadian Association of Theatre Research
(, is sponsored by the UBC-funded “Culture, Creativity, Health and Well-
Being” Research Cluster ( To register, please click on the
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The Special Issue “Performance Training and Well-Being,” co-edited by Virginie Magnat
(University of British Columbia) and Nathalie Gauthard (Université d’Artois), features thirty-
eight contributors from eleven countries, who critically and reflexively investigate the
cultural, social, political, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of performance training modalities
that have the potential to foster, enhance, restore, and sustain the well-being of practitioners,
audiences, and other/more-than-human participants and collaborators. We are especially honored
to feature the work of Indigenous and non-Western artist-scholars responding to the urgent need
to acknowledge, value, and engage with multiple ways of knowing so as to decenter, unsettle,
and decolonize Eurocentric paradigms that still inform dominant knowledge systems.

We are deeply grateful to Rena Mirecka, Eugenio Barba, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone,
Matthieu Ricard, Thomas DeFrantz, Jill Carter, Floyd Favel & Sabina Sweta Sen
Podstawska, Ang Gey Pin & Tay Kai Xin Ranice, Jessica Rajko et al., Sondra Fraleigh &
Karen Barbour, Jean-Marie Pradier et al., Roanna Mitchell, Bryony Onciul &
Konstantinos Thomaidis et al., Christine Bellerose, Katie Lavers et al., Claire Fogal, Jo
Losh & Jeremy Neideck, Marco Balbi Di Palma, and Pauliina Hulkko &Riku Laakkonen
for their insightful, thought-provoking, uplifting, and energizing contributions.