PSi is a professional association founded in 1997 to promote communication and exchange among scholars and practitioners working in the field of performance. We seek to create opportunities for dialogue among artists and academics in a variety of disciplines whose concerns converge in the vibrant and still-evolving areas of performance and live arts.
PSi has a rapidly expanding membership, composed of artists and scholars from all over the world, and has recently mounted conference events in locations as diverse as Wales, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. We recognise that while performance studies as a field encourages conversations across disciplinary boundaries, professionals in various parts of the world often wish for greater opportunities to exchange research and information about performance with others who share their interests and expertise. PSi works as a crucible for new ideas and forms in performance discourse and practice, often testing the relation between the two. PSi is a network of exchange for scholars and practitioners working in diverse locations, both disciplinary and geographic. As a professional organization, PSi is committed to encouraging the development of both emerging and established artists and scholars.
There have been eleven Performance Studies international conferences, including two that preceded the founding of the official organisation. These have taken place at NYU and CUNY in New York, Atlanta Georgia, Aberyswyth (Wales), Mainz (Germany), Christchurch (New Zealand), Singapore and, most recently, Brown In Provence Rhode Island.
For more information about the organisation, please visit psi-web.org [new window].