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.
In case you missed it….
I uploaded my radio documentary/autobiography Punctum to soundcloud.
Hull Daily Mail is Nice
THe Hull Daily Mail interviewed me about The History of Water. I hope it persuades some readers to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theatre and Animals Performance Pod
A new Performance Pod is up: Lourdes Orozco from the University of Leeds discussing animals in contemporary performance.
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.
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.