Research Centre for Performance Practices

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Profile Information

Foregrounding Performance-as-Research and Performance Studies research across a range of disciplines, and including four primary areas of research activity:

  • Improvisation Research Group (IRG)
  • Early Music Research Group (EMRG)
  • Nineteenth-Century Performance Research Group (NCPRG)
  • New Music Performance Research Group (NMPRG)
  • Opera Lab (OL)
  • Mindfulness and Performance Project (MPP)
  • Magic Research Group (MRG)

As a combination of existing centres in separate subject areas, in the short term the Centre will be led by a Directorate of two representatives each from Music and Drama, and covering each of the four areas above. The aim is to establish a single Director after the 2017–2018 academic year.

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performance Social Sciences
Music Arts & Humanities
dance Social Sciences
theater Social Sciences
Consort Arts & Humanities
spontaneity Social Sciences
aesthetics Social Sciences
learning disability Social Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2019

Approaches to Actor Training: International Perspectives

Freeman, J. (ed.), 22 Mar 2019, 1 ed. Basingstoke: Red Globe Press. 278 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Actor Training
Open Access
Old Age
Older People
Mirror Stage

Projects 2016 2018

Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Song-Action

Spatz, B.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 2015 2019

Emotion Memory: "A Dangerous Reputation"?

Eric Hetzler (Speaker)
5 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Beethoven Transformed

Emily Worthington (Participant)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Michael Parsons 80th Birthday concert

Philip Thomas (Participant)
18 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther