Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

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Performance Training, Preparation and Pedagogy

In this section:

Research Mission

The group aims to position training within a larger context of performance practice as well as Theatre and Performance Studies and to explore processes of preparation in a number of creative fields, such as dramaturgy, composition, theatre directing and devising. In addition it will consider the crossovers between performance-related training practices and modes of preparation in other disciplines – in sports, mountaineering, education and in (digital) heritage.

For further information contact: Dr Maria Kapsali m.kapsali@leeds.ac.uk

Group Members

Academic Staff:

Dr Anna Fenemore, Associate Professor in Contemporary Theatre and Performance
Dr Maria Kapsali, Lecturer in Physical Performance
Professor Jonathan Pitches, Chair in Theatre and Performance
Dr George Rodosthenous, Associate Professor in Theatre Directing, Admissions Tutor
Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Intervention

PhD researchers:

Emma Gee – The death of the director? Exploring the cultural impact of the shift toward engagement ‘with’ and ‘by’ audiences in contemporary participative practice

Simone Kenyon – Walking out of the body and into the Mountain’: dancing, mountaineering and embodied ways of knowing.

Kelli Zezulka – The language of light: how lighting designers use language and exercise agency in creative collaboration

Ana Silva E SilvĂ©rio – A systematisation and teaching methodology for Brazilian character dance

Associate members:

Dr Stefan Aquilina (University of Malta)

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