Mars Exploration: May 22, 1984

September 25th, 2020

In 1984, the CIA conducted an experiment on remote viewing as part of Project Star Gate. The transcript of this experiment, released via a freedom of information request, is the source of all spoken text. Adapted into a project that is part verbatim performance, part guided meditation – an exploration of the landscapes of outer

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A look back through our favourite Edinburgh Festival performances

August 20th, 2020

For 15 years, RCS students have performed on the world’s largest and most global stage, the Edinburgh Festival. Throughout August, Scotland’s capital hosts thousands of performing and production artists as the Edinburgh International Festivaland Edinburgh Festival Fringe take place across the city. More than three million people attend the festivals each summer and the historic

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Meet Our Junior Conservatoire Students: Molly

June 25th, 2020

The RCS Junior Conservatoire is a nurturing and empowering space for young people who want to improve their artistic skills, gain self-confidence and learn with other like-minded people. In this blog series, we hear what some of those young people like about the Junior Conservatoire, and why they look forward to coming to classes every

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The Green Room: Dr Laura Bissell

June 17th, 2020

The Green Room is a new blog series from the research community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It’s both a response to the impact of Covid 19 on the arts, and a way of starting new conversations about the future. Each week colleagues will share their personal reflections, insights, challenges and hopes as we

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June 15th, 2020

A series of three works created by MA Classical and Contemporary Text (MACCT) student Shakara Rose Carter, exploring, lamenting and celebrating her perspective as a person of colour in the arts industry. With a special introduction from the Head of MACCT, Marc Silberschatz.     An introduction by Marc Silberschatz   The three pieces of

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The Weekend Read: RCS acting graduate Kevin Guthrie, star of Netflix drama The English Game

April 25th, 2020

©Lori Isabella McColl Photography   From Sunshine on Leith and Sunset Song to Fantastic Beasts and new Netflix series The English Game, actor Kevin Guthrie is never far from our screens. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate talks to Linda Robertson about life in lockdown, his memories of RCS and what it means to tell

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226 Films for drama students

April 24th, 2020

Acting for stage and acting for screen are two very different skills, and students at RCS explore both in detail as part of our undergraduate and postgraduate acting programmes. However one of the beauties of film is that great performances can be captured, preserved and studied much more readily than live theatre.

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Graduate focus: Eu Jin Hwang

April 16th, 2020

MA Musical Theatre graduate Eu Jin Hwang recently concluded performing on the worldwide tour of The King and I, a production encompassing more than 200 performance dates all over the world. Originally from Singapore, Eu Jin moved to Glasgow in 2016, taking his life a step in a very different direction. After twenty years pursuing

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The Weekend Read: Intimacy Co-ordinator Vanessa Coffey

April 11th, 2020

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland acting lecturer Vanessa Coffey is Scotland’s first intimacy co-ordinator, a role that’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about in the entertainment industry. Here, she tells Linda Robertson about the importance of creating a safe on-set environment.   It’s a question often asked of actors ”¦ just how do you prepare

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Graduate spotlight: Sanjay Lago

April 1st, 2020

My name is Sanjay Lago and I am an actor and theatre-maker. I graduated with a BA Hons in Contemporary Performance Practice degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019.

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