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What do we teach when we teach physical theatre?

I wrote a short piece for Theatre, Dance and Performance Training about the trouble with defining physical theatre during teaching.  

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December 4, 2013 · 10:45 pm

In case you missed it….

I uploaded my radio documentary/autobiography Punctum to soundcloud.

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October 21, 2013 · 2:57 pm

Hull Daily Mail is Nice

THe Hull Daily Mail interviewed me about The History of Water.  I hope it persuades some readers to come.  

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September 21, 2013 · 5:19 pm

Immersive Theatre

The second series of Performance Pods comes to an end with Professor Jen Harvie’s discussion of Immersive Theatre.  It’s a subject that’s close to my heart, so I think this is a good one.  Enjoy.

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September 4, 2013 · 4:38 pm

Performance Pod 210: Prof Ramsay Burt on Katherine Dunham

Professor Ramsay Burt thinks the African-American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham’s work has been radically under-valued and under-explored.  He talks about her life and work in the latest Performance Pod.

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July 31, 2013 · 6:28 pm

Punctum at Hull Truck

My one man show show is on at the Hull Truck in May.  It’s kind of a monologue, with chatting to the audience and a spot of movement/dance thrown in for good measure.  I talk about Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida, Walter Benjamin and the death of my father, all while making an egg-salad sandwich… so there’s something for everyone.

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March 24, 2013 · 8:07 pm

Performance Pod: Augusto Boal

I am a sceptic, but I think James Thompson from the University of Manchester does a brilliant job advocating the work of Augusto Boal in the latest Performance Pod.

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March 16, 2013 · 6:47 pm

Theatre and Animals Performance Pod

A new Performance Pod is up: Lourdes Orozco from the University of Leeds discussing animals in contemporary performance.  

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March 7, 2013 · 7:24 pm

Theatre and Performance in the Terezin Ghetto

The lastest Performance Pod is available.  It is my favourite so far: Dr Lisa Peschel from the University of York discusses researching and reconstructing theatrical performance in the Terezin Ghetto – for many the last stop before extermination in the holocaust.  A harrowing and fascinating insight.

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January 17, 2013 · 5:40 pm

Frank Matcham Peformance Pod

Here’s a link to the latest Performance Pod.  I hadn’t heard of Frank Matcham before this.  Surely one of the most influential unknowns in British theatre.  Thanks to David Wilmore of Theatresearch for taking part.

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January 8, 2013 · 5:50 pm