Jazmin Badong Llana (PhD, Aberystwyth University, UK) is Associate Professor of drama, theatre, and performance at De La Salle University-Manila, where she is also the Literature Department’s coordinator of graduate studies. Presently she is the Head of the National Committee on Dramatic Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Notable awards received are the Helsinki Prize 2008 from the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR-FIRT), the Dwight Conquergood Award 2010 from Performance Studies international (PSi), and the Ford Foundation International Fellowship from 2006 to 2009. Active affiliations are with the Performance Studies international and the Performance Philosophy associations. She is also convening the loose network of academics, artists, and cultural workers calling themselves ‘Performance Studies Philippines’ and is Project Director of PSi#21 Fluid States Philippines culminating in November 2015. She has published in Performance Research (Routledge 2011) and other local and international journals of note, and in the edited book Performance Studies in Motion: International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama 2014).
PSi#21 Fluid States Philippines: On Tilted Earth: Performance, Disaster, and Resilience in Archipelagic Space consists of a series of co-performative ethnographic travels in the archipelago and participation in various forms of gathering in the different sites, culminating in an international conference on November 5 – 8, 2015 in Manila. The project is a critical engagement with the idea of resilience to disaster through performance.
It is co-organized by Performance Studies Philippines, De La Salle University-College of Liberal Arts-Department of Literature, National Commission for Culture and the Arts-Committee on Dramatic Arts, University of the Philippines, Philippine Educational Theater Association, Teatrokon, Mindulani, the Leyte-Samar Heritage Society, Back to Square One, and various universities, culture and arts institutions and groups. Coordination and project management support is provided by Lusong Luzon Arts and Culture Network, Inc.