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Performance programme

The Performance programme takes an interdisciplinary, experimental and frequently collaborative approach to performance-making. The work produced is political, free-thinking and inclusive. It encompasses, moving image, socially-engaged practice, choreography, scenography, dramaturgy and immersive technologies.

Our student body and teaching team come from a wide range of personal and professional perspectives. As a community, we are deeply committed to the idea that diverse ecologies are the most vibrant creatively and we actively celebrate difference. As a programme, we encourage creative risk-taking by cultivating a supportive and accepting environment in which unique individual and collective perspectives can develop. We believe in the potential for performance to change the society in which we all live.

The Performance programme consists of the following courses:

Performance stories

  • Hybrid Futures

    Hybrid Futures gathered together a constellation of voices and perspectives on the contested relationship between humans and machines. Here, Dr Betti Marenko – Reader in Design and Techno-Digital Futures – shares her reflections on the event

  • Class of 2020: The Body

    Depictions of the human body are a constant throughout art history. Here, we talk to the 2020 graduates who incorporate the body into their creative process – from performative drawing to explorations of illness.

  • Class of 2020: Collaboration During Crisis

    We talk to the 2020 graduates who have worked collectively during crisis.

  • Class of 2020: Yifat Shir-Moskovitz

    Graduating from MA Performance Design and Practice, Yifat Shir-Moskovitz talks to us about her film Under Con(s)traction in which she parallels the months of her pregnancy with a nine-phase baking recipe.

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