I work as a lecturer in performance theory and practice at the University of Kent, where I specialize in teaching physical approaches to performance and lead the MA in Physical Acting, as well as being Director of Drama MA Taught Programmes.
Preceeding this, I worked as visiting lecturer in both university and drama school settings at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Goldsmiths, Rose Bruford and Brit School of Performing Arts. I have convened complex first-year courses, supervise and train performers in large-scale student productions, and supervise postgraduate research.
In a professional development context, I regularly deliver workshops exploring training for the intersection between acting and dance. This includes collaboration with Juliet Chambers and the Labanarium, and regular workshops with The Chekhov Collective UK.
The latter provides a springboard for established and emerging artists seeking to expand/deepen their own practice, but also, and importantly, celebrates artistic community and the power of coming together to create. All artists involved use various aspects of Chekhov Technique, but in different ways, and often blended with other methods and approaches. Updates about forthcoming Chekhov Collective workshops can be found via Facebook or Twitter @ChekhovUK
I am curious about dancers’ experience of exploring acting techniques as a useful support for their dance practice, and welcome approaches from dance practitioners and/or institutions to discuss collaborations or workshop delivery.
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