One day National Conference

Changing Dimensions of Creative Expressions in Performing Arts


Join leading Professionals, Researchers and Educators to Explore the Evolution of Performing Arts

The Institution

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an educationist and social reformer of the 19th century in South India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) in 1831 which administers Christ (Deemed to be University). Established in 1969 as Christ College it undertook path breaking initiatives in Indian higher education with the introduction of innovative and modern curricula, insistence on academic discipline, imparting of Holistic Education and adoption of global higher education practices with the support of creative and dedicated staff. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred autonomy to Christ College in 2004 and identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006. In 2008 under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University. One of the first Institutions in India to be accredited in 1998 by the NAAC, and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, it has the top grade 'A' in the 4-point scale. The multi-disciplinary University which focuses on teaching research and service offers Bachelors to Doctoral programmes in Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Education and Law to over 18000 students. The campus is a living example for the harmonious multiculturalism with students from all the states of Indian and from around 60 different countries. Christ (Deemed to be University) publishes six-peer reviewed research journals and has published around 300 books in Kannada and English. A promoter of sports, music and literary activities, it is a nurturing ground for creative excellence.

The Department

The Department of Performing Arts was established in 2010 with the vision of providing 'Integrity through Aesthetic performance'. Its mission is to inspire and mentor the birth and sustained growth of artists who, through cultural ethos, will embody respect, humanity and discipline. The primary aim of the programme is to introduce the students to the possibilities of the art form and help them to gain an integrated sense of it. The department has more than 250 students who are guided by 10 permanent and 4 guest faculty members. The first batch graduated in the year 2013. At present the department offers three undergraduate and one post graduate programmes. Enriched with an excellent infrastructure the department conducts: Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts, English and Psychology (BA- PEP), Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies, English and Psychology (BA- TEP) , Bachelor of Arts in Music Western Classical, Psychology and English (BA- MPE), Master of Arts in Performing Arts (MA Dance and Theatre). It conducts national and international programmes apart from facilitating more than 200 performances every academic year.

The Conference

Art is an expression of human beings in both its sublime and manifested multitude of forms. Its purpose is multifold and it runs as a coherent system that interacts with the life of humans. It is simultaneously entertaining, engaging and therapeutic. Creativity is perceived to be beyond normal, where the tone is usually exaggerated. Creative expression is beautiful and appealing; such an expression is possible only through arts. The art can be observed in a normal scenario with a rendered creative insight. Thus multitudes of forms find expression through arts which can be conceived as milestones in the development of art. The focus of this conference would be to capture such trends which led to the development of arts in the past and the present. This will help us understand and prepare for its emerging face.

    Themes of the Conference
  • Performing Arts in educational environments
  • Dance, Music and Theatre from a developmental perspective/therapy
  • Performing Arts - from ritual to spiritual
  • Innovation in aesthetics of Performing Arts (set design, costume, etc)
  • Intercultural exchange through Performing Arts
  • Performance studies, Aesthetics and Creative Arts therapy
  • Identity, representation and signification in performance
  • New Media and Performing Arts
  • Classicization of Performing Arts

Performing arts includes numerous creative cultural expressions. Hence, the list of themes is suggestive and not comprehensive.

Submission of research Papers: Guidelines
  • Your article should include these following sections:
    1. Title Page
    2. Abstract
    3. Keywords
    4. Introduction
    5. Literature Review
    6. Methods and Analysis
    7. Conclusion
    8. References
  • General guidelines:
    1. Make 1-inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides
    2. Times New Roman font, size 12
    3. Double space the entire research paper
  • Title Page
    1. The title of the paper
    2. The author’s name
    3. Institutional affiliation
    4. Author’s bio-note
  • Introduction
    1. The problem and its context that is being addressed here.
    2. Research gap/problem-why was that research undertaken-what are the issues that have not been answered/resolved in previous literature
    3. Research question-that follows the gap and formulates what the article tried to answer/resolve
  • Method
    How was the study conducted?
    1. Details of the data that was collected.
    2. Performances could also be considered as data.
    3. Describe that in detail and illustrate how and why that was selected.
  • Analysis
    1. Summarizes the analysis
    2. Future implications
    3. Relevance to the field of study
    4. Limitations of the study
  • References
    1. Every article/source mentioned in the paper and used in your study should be referenced and have an entry.
    2. Follow one citation style: Preferably APA
  • Submission of Full Paper and REGISTRATION: 15th August 2018
  • Participants without research paper submission can register online or at the registration desk of the conference on 14-09-2018
(Please contact the coordinators through email for more information)


Accommodation facilities could be arranged for outstation participants with prior information to organizes. Please contact the organizers through email before 30-08-2018 regrading accomodation.


For registration, please visit Website: Click Here
Registration Fee:
Foreigners - Rs 2000
Academicians/Faculty - Rs 1200
Research Scholars - Rs 1000
Students/Other - Rs 800
Participation without paper presentation - Rs 400
Online Transfer of Registration Fee:
For Submission of fees, please visit Website:
Bank Details:
ADDRESS:Christ University Campus, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029
ACCOUNT NO:0396053000015003
MICR CODE: 560059010