Dr Sarah Hopfinger (She/Her) is a lecturer, practitioner and researcher, who works at the intersections between live art, choreography, performance, ecology, intergenerational collaboration, chronic pain and crip practices, disability, and queerness.
Sarah has an artist- and research-led reaching approach, and works across the Contemporary Performance Practice (CPP) programme, mainly teaching and mentoring level 3 and 4 students. Modules include Performance Research, Performance Writing and Critical and Contextual Understanding.
In her artistic practice, Sarah devises new choreography based performances, often with diverse collaborators including children and adults, disabled and non-disabled people and professional and nonprofessional performers and dancers.Sarah has presented her performance work and research nationally and internationally with diverse venues and organisations, including Battersea Arts Centre, South London Gallery, Platform, Summerhall (UK), ArtFart (Iceland) and Earth Matters on Stage (USA). She haspublished several peer-reviewed articles in leading performance journals including Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, and Performance Research, and she regularlypresents her practice-led research at national and international conferences.