Practice as Research Workshop

Practice as Research Workshop


25 June 2018 - 26 June 2018    
10:00 am - 13:00 pm

Event Type

Venue: The Theatre Workshop, University of Sheffield

Facilitated by: Professor Roberta Mock

Roberta Mock is Professor of Performance Studies and Director of the Graduate School at the University of Plymouth, where she also convenes the Performance.Experience.Presence (P.E.P.) research group. Until 2016, she was a founding co-director of the AHRC-funded 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, which focuses solely on practice-led research in the digital arts, design and performance. Her theoretical, historical and practice research tends to explore gender, sexuality and the body in performance, with a particular interest in stand-up comedy and live art.

Her books include Jewish Women on Stage, Film & Television (2007) and, as editor, Performing Processes: Creating Live Performance (2000) and Walking, Writing and Performance (2009). Between 1996-2006, her practice research mainly took place within the context of a company she co-founded, Lusty Juventus Physical Theatre. Since then, she has mainly made autoethnographic solo performances and, in 2014, she produced an EU-funded LGBT community dance film, Heaven is a Place.

Monday 25 June 2018

10:00 – 16:30

  • Practice (as) Research methodologies: opportunities and challenges
  • Research questions, problems and intuition
  • What might a practice-research thesis look like
  • Writing, Voice and Artistic Research

Panel discussion with White Rose academics on Practice as Research

Tuesday 26 June 2018

09:30 – 13:00

  • The range and roles of documentation
  • Workshop-style open surgery for participants to bring their specific projects, challenges, concerns to generate discussion around
  • Modes of critical reflection eg. autoethnography, reflection on practice, reflection through practice, observation
  • Audience research
  • Relationship between practice and critical or theoretical discourses
  • Interpretation of the concept of ‘research question’
  • Design of ‘new knowledge’ and its relationship to artistic quality and innovation

In your application, you will be required to provide a 300 word description of their research plus an image representing one aspect of your research practice

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