Contemporary Performance Encounters aims to introduce participants to Contemporary Performance through attending performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, discussing the process and critiquing the works with the performance artists, and engaging in an array of workshops which will deepen the participants understanding of contemporary performance in theory and practice.
This course has been developed as a companion to Contemporary Performance Practice Summer School, enabling participants to engage in the conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary performance led by practising artists presenting work in the Edinburgh Fringe.
- Expose participants to contemporary performances at the Edinburgh Fringe
- Engage participants in discussions and critique with contemporary performance practitioners
- Introduce participants to key methods and approaches to contemporary performance
- Prepare participants for auditioning for the CPP programme
You may also be interested in:
Workshops (a combination of seminar, practical workshop, and discussion)
- An Introduction to Contemporary Performance; On Acting and Non-Acting
- How to Speak about Performance; Pathways through Critique
- Identity Politics in Performance; The Things I Carry
- ‘Performance as Social Acupuncture’ (A practical session of performance-making in public spaces)
- Becoming a Contemporary Performance Practitioner; Where Do We Go From Here?
Participants will attend 4 performances at the Fringe which will be curated to ensure a breadth of performance styles and content, focusing on performances by alumni of the CPP programme or notable contemporary performance practitioners. A different staff member from the CPP programme will be present at each performance to enable new connections and perspectives on the work with the participants.
Depending on the times of the performances, each performance will be followed by a discussion with an artist from the attended performance—that day or the following day.
The course is designed for people aged 16+ interested in pursuing a degree in Contemporary Performance Practice or people who may be eager to explore what Contemporary Performance is.