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  • PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z is launching on 25th July 2018. Created by Paul Allain and Frank Camilleri with filmmakers Peter Hulton and Stacie Lee Bennett, PATAZ is funded by a Leverhulme Trust research grant. The digital resource is created by actor trainers, and trainees from the University of Kent. PATAZ prioritizes movement, voice, and the body rather than character or text-based approaches to making performance and preparin... Continue

  • On Sunday 1st July – Wednesday 4th July the School of Arts at the University of Kent will be hosting the 6th Annual Cognitive Futures Conference. The conference is being led by Nickie Shaughnessy, Melissa Trimingham, Freya Vass Rhee and Jeremy Scott, and aims to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and dance stud... Continue

  • Hannah Ost, first-year Music Performance Scholar and BA Drama and English Language and Linguistics Student, recently had the opportunity to act as Music Assistant to composer Andrew Lippa as he worked on rehearsals for A Little Princess at the Royal Festival Hall. Hannah had the opportunity to experience dress rehearsals and the show’s first pe... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre, has been awarded the TaPRA Early Career Research in Theatre/Performance Prize 2018 for her work on 'Translation, Adaptation, Otherness: "Foreignization" in Theatre Practice'. The judges commented that the project ‘represents an important – and deeply timely – investigation of how theatre in translation can be used to address contemporary tensions between varyin... Continue

  • Three School of Arts students received awards at The Employability Points Rewards Evening, held on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at the Royal Dockyard Church at the University of Kent's Medway campus. A huge congratulations to: Jose Miguel Santos (BA Drama and English and American Literature), winner of the award for the Highest Scoring Student on the Canterbury Campus. Aleksandar Angelov (BA Drama), winner of the award for High... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre, has been shortlisted for a prestigious TaPRA Early Career Award for her AHRC-funded Fellowship project, ‘Translation, Adaptation, Otherness: "Foreignisation" in Theatre Practice'. The winner will be announced in June. The project raises awareness of the complexities of theatre translation and asks how theatre can communicate linguistic and cultural difference without reducing the... Continue

  • School of Arts alumni, Daniella Verektenidi and Jake Cunningham, have been involved in creating a range of t-shirts with the names of leading female directors and actors in an effort to fight for greater equality in the industry. Full details can be found on The Guardian website, here. Continue

  • A huge congratulations to Dr Lavinia Bryon for being awarded a TESSA grant which will be used in collaboration with the Gulbenkian to create a ‘live cinema’ festival in the summer term called Beyond the Gulbenkian. ‘Live cinema’ is an umbrella term for experiential cinema events, such as outdoor screenings, sing-a-longs and director Q&As. Led by students on the module Beyond Cinema, the festival will showcase their ideas for exper... Continue

  • A huge congratulations to Moving Memory who, in partnership with the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, Kent County Council Arts Unit and Kent County Council Adult Social Care, have been awarded one of the prestigious ‘Celebrating Age’ awards (Arts Council England & Baring Foundation) for ‘Still Stomping’. This project will be carried out over 2 years and promises to extend practice and training in intergenerational perfo... Continue

  • The Aesthetics Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with: Dr. Vid Simoniti, Churchill College, University of Cambridge 'Political Thought in Contemporary Art' Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 5pm in Keynes Seminar Room 1, University of Kent Political Thought in Contemporary Art Much of contemporary visual art presents us with a specific political commitment. Indeed, of all the arts today, visual art comment... Continue

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