May 17 2012 there will be a Konstnärliga forskarskolan workshop/course (1 hp) called Gender in opera performance in Stockholm. The course is based on a full day physical and intellectual workshop in which the participants will be working with a range of opera scenes. Departing from the physical choices made by the participants there will be a discussion on the role of tradition and convention (like understanding of genre or the psychology of a charachter), individual habits and the analysis of the performative situation: the imagined intention and goal of the character. Workshop leader Kent Sjöström concluded his PhD thesis in Theatre, Skådespelaren i handling – strategier för tanke och kropp (The actor in action - strategies for though and body) in 2007 and has since then been teaching and researching at the Malmö Theatre Academy , where he has been part of the development of a series of new courses in ”The theory and practice of Theatre”. He also teaches regularly at the master program at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Download course curriculum here.For more information and registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.