Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

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Place and Performance

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Research Mission

The Place and Performance Research Group investigates the dynamic interactions between people and the places they inhabit. It examines how place functions beyond the theatre building, focusing on the reciprocal relationship between people and place in both built and natural environments. With expertise in cultural value, cultural economies, scenography, embodiment, cultural engagement, risk, cultural practice and performative politics the group offers a multi-perspectival approach that speaks to a wide audience. Interrogating the key concepts of environment, ecology and experience in relation to performance and culture, the group will actively seek synergies with scholars from other disciplines in order to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration.

For further information contact: Professor Jonathan Pitches J.Pitches@leeds.ac.uk

Images by Dr Joslin McKinney and Professor Jonathan Pitches

Group Members

Academic staff:

Dr Joslin McKinney, Associate Professor in Scenography
Professor Alice O’Grady, Associate Professor in Applied Performance
Dr Scott Palmer, Lecturer in Scenography
Professor Jonathan Pitches, Chair in Theatre and Performance
Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Intervention
Dr Jonathan Ward, Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries

PhD researchers and Post Docs:

Alison Andrews – Know you place: Interrogations site specific performance as a transformative exchange between artists and audiences
Hayley Alessi
Simone Kenyon – Walking out of the body and into the Mountain’: dancing, mountaineering and embodied ways of knowing
Dr David Shearing

 

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