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Institute of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies

The Dance, Drama and Performance Studies Research Institute (DDPS): Embodiment, Inclusivity, Diversity aims to produce innovative research, both scholarly and practice-based, on performance. It embraces diversity and connects academics working across historical and contemporary contexts of dance and dance improvisation, performance of identity, live art, performance research, theatre history, intermedial and digital performance, applied drama, interdisciplinary performance, performer training and popular performance. The DDPS's core emphasis on research excellence is supported by its international collaborations, strong connections with industry and dynamic explorations across areas engaging with Process, Politics, Philosophy. All of this fuels our vibrant PhD community and annual interdisciplinary conference, Borderlines.

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