Dr Alissa Clarke

Job: Senior Lecturer in Drama

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre

Address: RM 2.18, Clephan Building, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8953

E: a.clarke@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Personal profile

Alissa joined DMU in 2009. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on performance process and gender in contemporary performance and onscreen. She has published in these areas in books and periodicals.

Alissa has been practising Phillip Zarrilli’s Asian martial / meditational arts-based performer training since 2002, and has been involved with Sandra Reeve’s ‘Move into Life’ movement work since 2005.  These forms of performer training provide the foundations for her practice and teaching, as well as shaping some of her writing.

She is currently working on a series of projects focused on the female collaborators of countercultural filmmaker, Peter Whitehead, and is co-producing a documentary about folk icon and activist, Julie Felix.

She co-curates the Cinema and Television History Institute’s Peter Whitehead Archive. In connection with the archive, she has co-produced events at the Royal Albert Hall as part of their Summer of Love Revisited Season (May-June 2017) and co-produced a  Women of the Counterculture event at London’s Regent Street Cinema (April 2018). Her recent practice includes co-direction of the immersive theatre / expanded cinema event, The 1960s Cinema Going Project (Phoenix Cinema, Leicester; Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London).

She is currently supervising practice-based and theory-led PhDs in the areas of performance art and gender, female performances in classical Hollywood cinema, gendered processes of performance making, and the positions and possibilities for women in contemporary British theatre. She welcomes applications from PhD candidates in these and other areas of gender and performance, live and onscreen.

For further details about Alissa’s research interests, see: http://vimeo.com/32522698.

Research group affiliations

Member of the Dance Drama and Performance Research Institute; Drama Research Group; Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Clarke, Alissa (2017) The Pleasures of Writing about the Pleasures of the Practice: Documenting Psychophysical Performer Trainings. In: Sant, Toni (ed.), Documenting Performance: The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, pp. 253-270.

Clarke, Alissa (2015) Laughter and Love: Creative Counter-Discourses within Performer Training. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 6 (3), pp. 291-306.

Clarke, Alissa (2013) ‘Orgasms and Oppositions: Dani Ploeger’s ELECTRODE’, ‘Critical Acts’, The Drama Review, 57: 3, 158-163.

Clarke, Alissa (2009)  ‘“Advance Error by Error, with Erring Steps”: Embracing and Exploring Mistakes and Failure Across the Psychophysical Performer Training Space and the Page,’ The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 2:2, 193-207. 

Clarke, Alissa (2009)   Family Roles and Paternal / Maternal Genealogies within and between Psychophysical Performer Trainings and their Documentation,’ Platform: Staging Gender(s) [online] 4:1, 25-43.

Research interests/expertise

  • Feminist and gender theory and performance practice (live and on film)
  • Performance processes, female stars and classical Hollywood cinema;
  • Contemporary performance practice
  • Psychophysical performance and performer training
  • The performer’s body
  • Documentation of performance

Areas of teaching

  • Avant-garde twentieth-century and contemporary performance practice
  • Critical theory and performance
  • Devising
  • Practice-based research
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

Qualifications

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, De Montfort University, Leicester

PhD in Drama, University of Exeter

MA in Theatre Practice, University of Exeter

BA (Hons) in Drama and English & American Literature, University of Kent

Courses taught

Undergraduate Modules:

Drama BA (Hons)

  • DRAM 2010: Devised Theatre and Performance (Module Leader)
  • DRAM 3000: Drama Research Project
  • DRAM 3006: Live Art and Experimental Performance
  • DRAM 3008: Engaging with Creative Industries
  • DRAM 3010: Performance as Research (Module Leader)

Postgraduate Modules:

Performance Practices MA

  • PERF 5002: Perspectives (Module Leader)
  • PERF5702 / PERF5704 Faculty Major Projects

Honours and awards

2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, De Montfort University

2014   Awarded a place on The Vice-Chancellor’s Future Research Leaders’ Programme, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Conference attendance

Conferences and Events Organised at DMU

  • 2018    Borderlines VI: Performing Across the Frontiers of Fear. Conference committee chair, 21st June.
  • 2018    REF Impact Showcase. Event coordinator, 18th June.
  • 2017    ‘Meet the New Heroic Figure: neo-fascist warriors in digital culture’. Delivered by Dani Ploeger (RCSSD). Drama Research Group Seminar Coordinator, 1st November.
  • 2017    Borderlines V: Falling, Standing, Performing. Conference committee chair, 22nd June.
  • 2017    Tonite Let’s All Make Love in Leicester: Peter Whitehead and the Long 1960s Conference. Conference co-organiser, 3rd – 4th March.
  • 2016    Performance and Violence: A Symposium. Symposium Coordinator, 26th October.
  • 2016    Borderlines IV: Resisting, Persisting, Performing Conference. Conference committee chair, 22nd June.
  • 2016    Beyond the Borders of Dissonance: Launching the Peter Whitehead Archive. Event organiser, 21st June.
  • 2015    Boundaries: Transgression, Authority, Performance Conference. Conference committee chair, 22nd June.
  • 2015    ‘“Walking the Tightrope”: The Role of the Academic-Producer in Contemporary Performance Practice’. Impact-focused talk delivered by Vanessa Toulmin (Sheffield). Performance Research Group seminar coordinator, 5th May.
  • 2014   Borderlines: Performances, Disciplines, Dialogues, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2013   Borderlines:The Body in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Performance, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Invited Talks

  • 2016    ‘“The Habit of Holding Out One’s Hand”: Potent Pleasure, Kindness, and Care in the Intercultural Performer Training Space’, invited talk and participation as part of the European Theatre Perspectives Conference: Exploring Channels for Cross-Cultural Engagement in Performance, co-organized by Culture Hub (London, UK) and the Grotowski Institute (Wrocław, Poland), within the Theatre Olympics and European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 programmes.
  • 2016    ‘A Psychophysical Journey Through and Towards Generosity and Pleasure’, invited talk as part of Works in Progress: The Legacy of Phillip Zarrilli’s Time at Exeter, University of Exeter.
  • 2014    ‘Laughter and Love: Creative Counter-Discourses within Performer Training,’ invited talk as part of the Performance and Cultural Industries Seminar Series, University of Leeds.
  • 2013    ‘Discourses and Power: Gender and Psychophysical Performer Trainings,’ invited talk as part of Phillip Zarrilli’s Intermediate and Advanced Intensive Performer Training. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.

Conference Papers

  • 2018    ‘What Next?: Panel Discussion Respondent’, Women in Hollywood Symposium, Cinema and Television History Institute Event, De Montfort University, Leicester.        
  • 2018    ‘“Let Me Loose”: Returning to The Julie Felix Story through the Archive and the Documentary’,
  • Doing Women's Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next, University of Southampton.
  • 2017    ‘Not just a dolly girl: Women of the Counterculture’, Arts, Design and Humanities Research Showcase, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2017    ‘Not just a dolly girl: Female Agency, Artistry and Collaboration in and with Peter Whitehead’s Films’, From Profumo to Performance: New Perspectives on 1960s British Cinema, University of York.
  • 2017    ‘“Am I Providing a Good Show for You?”: Performances of Power in Peter Whitehead and Niki de Saint-Phalle’s Daddy (1973)’, Tonite Let’s All Make Love in Leicester: Peter Whitehead and the Long 1960s Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2016    ‘Shooting, Stripping, Whipping, Cuming: The Resistant Potential of Multiplicit Performance in Peter Whitehead and Niki de Saint-Phalle’s Daddy (1973)’, Sex and the Cinema: A ‘Film Studies Journal Conference, University of Kent.
  • 2016    ‘In Bed with Mae West: Movie Magazine Revelations of the Boudoir as Creative, Training and Joyfully Gender Resistant Space’, Borderlines IV: Resisting, Persisting, Performing Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2016    ‘An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove:  Celebrating Olivia de Havilland’s Combined Acts of Suing, Skill and Award Winning Dramatic Clout’, Doing Women’s Film and Television Histories III: Structures of Feeling Conference, Phoenix Cinema, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2015    ‘In Bed with Mae West: Movie Magazine Revelations of the Boudoir as Creative, Training and Central Scenic Space’, Turning the Page: Digitalization, Movie Magazines and Historical Audience Studies, A conference organised by NoRMMA, the University of Kent’s Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences, CIMS, the Ghent University’s Centre for Cinema and Media Studies, and DICIS, Digital Cinema Studies network, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2015    ‘“She Stole Everything but the Camera”: Mae West’s Powerful Embodied Presence,’ Boundaries: Transgression, Authority, Performance Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2015    ‘“She Stole Everything but the Camera”: Mae West’s Powerful Embodied Presence,’ “Performing Stardom”: New Methods in Critical Star Studies Conference, University of Kent.
  • 2014 ‘Flaying, Killing and Loving: Discourses of Pain and Pleasure in Psychophysical Performer Training,’ Borderlines: Performances, Disciplines, Dialogues, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2013 ‘Laughter and Love: Creative Counter-Discourses within Psychophysical Performer Training,’ The Body in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Performance, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2012 ‘Drifting, Dreaming, Playing: Transferring Pleasures from the Body to the Page,’ Pleasure: A University-Wide Interdisciplinary Symposium Presented by Fine Art Research, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2012 ‘Roundtable 3: Critical Performance Technologies: Disowning Geek Culture’ (Panel Respondent to ‘Cabinets of Post-Digital Curiosities’), Artaud Forum 2: Konnecting Gestures, International Conference-Workshop on Performance and Sound Technologies, Brunel University.
  • 2011 ‘“Bursting” with Pleasures through the Body and the Text: Documenting Psychophysical Performer Trainings,’ Performance and the Body Working Group, Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference, Kingston University.
  • 2011 ‘“Points of View”: Exploring and Reflecting Embodied Gazes in the Performer Training Space,’ Fostering Trans-disciplinary Perspectives on Embodied Process and Performance: Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, Coventry University.
  • 2011 ‘The Pleasures of Writing about the Pleasures of the Practice: Documenting Psychophysical Performer Trainings,’ Documenting Performance: Exploring the Problems, Theatre and Performance Research Association Documenting Performance Working Group Interim Symposium, University of Kent.
  • 2010 ‘“Living Mirrors”: Reflecting and Recording Multiple Embodied Gazes in the Psychophysical Performer Training Space,' Performance and the Body Working Group, Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference, University of Glamorgan.
  • 2010 ‘“The Habit of Holding Out One’s Hand”’: Pedagogies of Kindness and Giving in the Performer Training Space,’ IUTA 8th World Congress – Theatre and Pedagogy, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2009  ‘The Art of Giving and Loving,’ co-written and presented with Paul Hurley, Performance and the Body Working Group, Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference, University of Plymouth.

Workshop attendance

  • 2018    Summer Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli and Kaite O’Reilly. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2018     Space between: Co-creation in Communication with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2017     Summer Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli and Kaite O’Reilly. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2017    Me, You, Us, Them: Patterns of Life with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2016    Michael Chekhov in the 21st Century: New Pathways. Goldsmiths University of London.
  • 2016     Summer Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2016   Mindsets in Movement with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2015   Summer Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2015   Movement and Communication – Present in Presence and Being Seen with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2015          Movement and Communication – Borders, Boundaries, Frameworks, Thresholds with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2014   The Ecological Body Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine and Stonebarrow, Charmouth, West Dorset.
  • 2014   Intermediate and Advanced Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2013   Intermediate and Advanced Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2013   The Ecological Body Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine and Westhay, West Dorset.
  • 2012   Body in Movement Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2012    Space-Site-Environment-Place Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Greta
  • Berlin’s Sculpture Garden, Charmouth Forest, Nr.Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset.
  • 2012   Intermediate and Advanced Intensive Performer Training Course with Phillip Zarrilli. Tyn-y-Parc Studio, Llanarth, Wales.
  • 2012   Sea Moves Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Charmouth, West Dorset.
  • 2011   Strata: Autobiographical Movement Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Charmouth, West Dorset.
  • 2010   Strata: Autobiographical Movement Workshop with Sandra Reeve. Charmouth, West Dorset.

Current research students

Daniel Sykes, PhD in Performance Practice (Awarded Graduate Full Bursary Scholarship). Competitiveness, Conflict and Community: Practically Examining the Socio-Political Genealogy of Queer Performance. 2nd Supervisor. (starting Oct 2018)

Lucy Ovenall, PhD in Drama (awarded DMU High Flyers Scholarship), Can we play now?: Reapplying historical feminist discourse to the hierarchical and patriarchal structures of contemporary British theatre practices. 1st Supervisor. (starting Oct 2018)

Nick Kilby, PhD in Performance Practice. From the beaten hardboiled detective to the male submissive: Performing and surveying the submissive and broken male gaze in 20th and 21st Century moving image. 1st Supervisor.

Sophie Swoffer, PhD in Performance Art and Film (awarded AHRC-funded Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership). In Her Prime, or Past It?: Reconsidering the Gaze and Feminine Monstrosity in Feminist Performance Art and Film Studies. 1st Supervisor.

Kieran Sellars, PhD in Performance Studies (awarded DMU High Flyers Scholarship). Gender Pirates, Hackers, and Zombies: Queering the Masculine Gendered Landscape through Performance Art. 1st Supervisor.

Jennifer Voss, PhD in Drama and Film Studies (awarded AHRC-funded Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership), Performing Emotion: Women’s screen acting and the transition from silent to sound cinema, 1926 – 1934. 1st Supervisor. 

Sarah Julius, PhD in Performance Studies. Death and Mourning: A Study of Re-Performance and Performance's Relationship with Death. 1st Supervisor.

Alice Tuppen-Corps, PhD in Contemporary Performance Studies (awarded Performance Research Group PhD scholarship). Digital Performance and the Feminine: Towards Transformational Encounters. 3rd Supervisor.

Robert Chilcott, PhD in Film History (awarded the ‘Behind the Eye on the 1960s: an exploration of the Peter Whitehead Archive’ Scholarship). Peter Whitehead: The film-maker who defined ‘Swinging London’. How did he shape our view of the 1960s, and is there another edit?. 3rd Supervisor.

Externally funded research grants information

2004 – 2008   AHRC-funded PhD in Drama at the University of Exeter.

Internally funded research project information

Awarded funding by the Doctoral College’s PGR Research Training Fund in September 2016 to produce a cross-faculty joint Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI) and Drama Research Group 12-day intensive residential archival training experience in LA for PhD students, in partnership with the Margaret Herrick Library (June-July 2017).  This trip was also supported by #DMUGlobal.

Higher Education Innovation Fund awarded (as CI) for ‘Imaginative Impact: Creating an impact case study from the Peter Whitehead Archive and accompanying research’ (31/10/16 – 7/7/17).

University Research Leave between October – December 2012 to work on essays focused on the gendered analysis of psychophysical performer training.

Professional esteem indicators

Reviews

Clarke, Alissa and Ploeger, Daniël (2013)   ‘Drama and Performance,’ in Tucker, David (ed.), The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 21, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clarke, Alissa (2012)  ‘Exzess, Präzision und Anwesenheit: Dani Ploeger’s ELECTRODE. Eine Psychophysische Perspektive’, trans. by Antje Dudek, CYNETART 2012 Catalogue, Dresden: Transmedia Akademie Hellerau.

Clarke, Alissa (2012)  ‘Fantasy and Fetish: Dani Ploeger’s biotope,’ biotope Programme. Available from: http://www.daniploeger.org/#!clarke/c23vf .

Clarke, Alissa (2012)  ‘Review of An Actress Prepares’, New Theatre Quarterly, 28:3. 301-302.

Case studies

Public engagement and impact

The Peter Whitehead Archive

2018    Inspired by research in the Whitehead Archive, and the surrounding context of the London counterculture in the long 1960s, Alissa Clarke and Sophia Satchell-Baeza (Kings College, London) co-produced Women of the Counterculture at the Regent Street Cinema. This event was focused around re-evaluating women's artistic contribution to, and the challenges and possibilities experienced by women of, the counterculture. Emphasising the range of women’s voices, practices and perspectives evident within the counterculture, this event involved a panel discussion, performance work by DMU postgraduate students inspired by female performance artists of the period (directed by Alissa Clarke), and the rare screening of a full length feature film (Dope) co-directed and edited by Flame Schon, one of the few then British-based female countercultural filmmakers. The panel discussion featured: key countercultural figure and Whitehead collaborator, Jenny Spires; singer-songwriter, Carol Grimes; artist/ member of the performance art collective, 'The Exploding Galaxy', Julie Felix, who also sang.

2017    Focusing on the relevance of Whitehead’s work to media celebrations and re-imaginings of the mid 1960s and the 50th anniversary of that era, innovative public engagement with this aspect and period of cultural history research was generated though working partnerships with the Royal Albert Hall and the media company, Network Distributing Ltd. This yielded five events and significant press coverage through the Peter Whitehead Residency at the Royal Albert Hall (May-June 2017), which formed the centrepiece of their Summer of Love Revisited Season. Coordinated by myself and Steve Chibnall, the Residency included:

The launch of Network Distributing’s remastered DVD of Whitehead’s seminal documentary, Tonite Let’s all Make Love in London (1967).

Screening the Pink Floyd concerts shot by Whitehead, with associated speakers.

Screening and live performance re-enactment/re-envisaging of Whitehead’s Wholly Communion (1965), which documents the 1965 International Poetry Incantation (held at the Royal Albert Hall). Original performer, Michael Horovitz, was accompanied by performance poets, Steve Larkin (Hammer and Tongue), Lydia Towsey and Angry Sam Berkson, delivering newly commissioned works, responding to Wholly Communion.  Directed byAlissa Clarke, immersive performance interventions by DMU Drama students, including readings from Whitehead's LSD diary and novel, Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1999), opened the event.

Screening of the short music films (Glenda Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Julie Felix and Led Zeppelin) shot by Whitehead at the RAH, with a panel of respondents, including folk hero, Julie Felix, who also performed live. The Felix concert film had never been seen before in a public setting.  Live streaming from the event reached 130,000 people during the event and can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/dmuleicester/videos/10159427030030377/  and here https://www.facebook.com/dmuleicester/videos/10159426843225377/ .

Screening of previously unseen footage, shot by Whitehead, of Granny Takes a Trip, and discussion of this legendary 60s countercultural boutique by its founders (Nigel Waymouth and John Pearse), English Boy model, Jenny Spires, and renowned fashion archivist, Mark Butterfield.  This included a fashion parade of rare Granny pieces from the Cleo and Butterfield collection, modelled by performers, including DMU’s MA Performance Practice students, and choreographed by Alissa Clarke.

2017    Introduced and co-interviewed key countercultural figure, Jenny Spires, who was influential on the making of Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London (1967). This followed a fiftieth-anniversary screening of the film at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester as part of its advertised public programme.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

2016    Working in collaboration with the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, Alissa Clarke and Kelly Jordan co-directed an immersive theatre / expanded cinema event re-enacting / re-envisaging a night at the cinema in 1966. Particular focus was placed on ironically highlighting and subverting gendered cultural mores and choreographing foyer promotional stunts rooted in gesture and action. The event was performed first at the Phoenix Cinema, Leicester (3rd March) to a sold out audience, building to the main performance at the Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London (29th June). Ticket purchasing, newspaper and radio reports, a YouTube documentary containing a long interview with Jordan and myself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM2WiN94RXc ), a podcast, Twitter and Facebook pages and feedback forms track the social and cultural impact of the event.

Women and Performance

2017    Respondent in public panel discussion following the screening at the Phoenix Cinema, Leicester of the Gloria Grahame biopic, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Panel discussion focused on the treatment of women in Hollywood and the ageing actress.

2015    Co-interview with British / Hollywood film, television and theatre actor, Claire Bloom, as part of a public Q+A for Cultural Exchanges Week and the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre’s fifth birthday, De Montfort University, Leicester.

2014    Co-interview with British film, television and theatre actor, Karina Fernandez, as part of a Q+A for a multidisciplinary audience, De Montfort University, Leicester.

2014    Co-interview with British film, television and theatre actor and television writer, Joanna Scanlan, as part of a public Q+A for a multidisciplinary audience, De Montfort University, Leicester.

2014    Invited by The Conversation to write a response to the number of female directors nominated for an Olivier award in contrast to positioning of women in the film industry: ‘What the Film Industry could Learn about Women from Chimerica’s Success,’ The Conversation [online], 14 April. Available from: https://theconversation.com/what-the-film-industry-could-learn-about-women-from-chimericas-success-25521. Republished on Ted Hughes Award-winning playwright, Kaite O’Reilly’s blog. Available from: http://kaiteoreilly.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/what-the-film-industry-could-learn-about-women-from-chimericas-success/

Performance Processes

2013    The Dresden based non-profit art platform, CYNAL.de, requested the rights to republish, ‘Exzess, Präzision und Anwesenheit: Dani Ploegers ELECTRODE. Eine Psychophysische Perspektive.’ Available from: http://www.cynal.de/text/exzess-praezision-und-anwesenheit-daniel-ploegers-electrode.html. This essay was first published in the CYNETART 2012 Catalogue, which accompanied the CYNETART international festival for computer-based art. 

2012    ‘Mansuetude’, an entry about Alissa’s research on Triarchy Press’s ‘Idioticon’ [online]. Available from: http://triarchypress.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/idio-mansuetude.html.

2011    Interviewed by Jonathan Lampon for BBC Radio Leicester. Discussing performer training techniques that  could be deployed to deal with nerves and stage fright, 17 March.

Practice

  • Sustained practice of Phillip Zarrilli’s performer training based upon yoga, taiquiquan and Kalarippayattu, begun in 2002. Continuing involvement with Sandra Reeve’s movement practice, participating since 2005 in ‘Guiding through Movement’ studio sessions and workshops within the Move into Life Workshop Cycle.
  • 2015, performed in Szuper Gallery and Curtain Razors' Liquid Trust at the ICA, London, 14th of July. Directed by DB Boyko in an experimental embodied voice choir (text by Michele Sereda) to accompany Szuper Gallery and Curtain Razors’ video art installation.
  • 2014   Yearning, solo performance shown as part of Changing in the Changing: The Ecological Body Open Day. Westhay, Dorset. 5 September.
  • 2012   Chase, solo performance shown as part of Sandra Reeve’s Space-Site-Environment-Place Workshop. Greta Berlin’s Sculpture Garden, Charmouth Forest, Nr.Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset, 9 September.
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Chase (2012), solo performance as part of Sandra Reeve’s Space-Site-Environment-Place Workshop in Greta Berlin’s Sculpture Garden.

 
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