Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Performing Landscapes: Mountains

This 18-month project will culminate in the completion of an academic monograph (Performing Landscapes: Mountains, to be published by Palgrave), a new piece of practice-led research, based on the first ascent of Indian Face in Snowdonia, premiering at the Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) in 2017, and an international symposium.

KMF are close collaborators on the project alongside a postdoctoral researcher, Dr David Shearing, who will develop the performance piece and gather some of the brand new data for the project. A wide range of public events are also planned, including talks at Mountain Festivals in the UK and Canada and a new series of Mountainsides seminars, bringing together theatre academics, mountaineers and explorers to discuss common themes such as risk, vertigo and exposure.

Further information can be found on the Performing Landscapes: Mountains project website

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