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Political Theatre & Performance

Environmental Theatre

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Environmental theatre, like site-specific work, aims to alter the conventional spatial practices of performance and to enhance the performance’s engagement with its space and site of production.


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Katharina Seyferth introduces the forest-based work space of Brzezinka, as she recounts her experience of Grotowski's post-theatrical research known as "Paratheatre" and "Theatre of Sources."
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Directions for Directing. Theatre and Method—Making Robot Theatre
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This video presentation features playwright and director Oriza Hirata’s concept of robot theatre. Making Robot Theatre: An interview with Oriza Hirata of Tokyo-based Seinendan. 
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This film, shot in the early part of the 1990s by leading Polish film-maker Jacek Petrycki, shows Gardzienice on the road in the Carpathian mountains in the Ukraine, rehearsing and training.
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Gardzienice’s physical and vocal training hinges on two main ideas: mutuality and musicality. It usually begins with song, perhaps discovered on a rural expedition or taken from ancient Greek music.
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Prapto 1
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This workshop has a strong focus on voice work. It takes place on Dartmoor, in an ancient stone circle, a village hall and a garden, and illustrates Suryodarmo’s individual movement practice.
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by McPherson, Katrina
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Mike Pearson, Professor of Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University, has been creating physical and site-specific works since 1971. He was Artistic Director of pioneering Brith Gof from 1981–97.
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Inventor of an influential somatic and performance practice known as ‘Joged Amerta’, Suprapto Suryodarmo has taught and performed in Indonesia, Europe, Australia, the USA and India for over 25 years.


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Mike Pearson, Professor of Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University, has been creating physical and site-specific works since 1971. He was Artistic Director of pioneering Brith Gof from 1981–97.
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Site-specific performance is produced in non-theatre sites, and aims to engage with the meaning and history or creative impetus of those sites, and reach audiences who might not come to the theatre.