Centre for Performance Innovation and Evaluation

The Lincoln School of Performing Arts is home to a number of key researchers in the field of Practice as Research, who operate through the Centre for Performance. Themes explored include the development of personal testimony as performance of the self, the archiving of memory in site-specific environments, the interaction between technology and intimacy in performance, the practice of translation as adaptation for the stage, the explicit body in performance, the practice and economies of collaborative processes, and the performance of protest in mass demonstration.

In addition to our ongoing practical work, much of which finds outlets in the production of high profile theatre companies, our researchers regularly disseminate their research at conferences and symposia, and have published extensively on the subject of practice as research.

Collaborations have included work with the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Proto-type Theatre, Reckless Sleepers, Red Monk Productions, and Keephouse Productions.

Selected publications

Kountouriotis, Pavlos (2012) ‘Notes on the necessity of the explicit body in performance’, in Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (ed.),Performance Festival (Thessaloniki : State Museum of Contemporary Art), pp. 14-22.

Kountouriotis, Pavlos (2010) A super modern dance and other romances (The Green Room, Manchester).

Kountouriotis, Pavlos (2009) ‘Nudity, nakedness, otherness and a still difficult spectator’, in Movement Research: Performance Journal, 34. pp.1-16.

Kountouriotis, Pavlos (2008) Regarding the pain of others: a performance lecture. (Theater de NWE Vorst, Incubate, Tilburg).

Lawrence, Conan (2009), It Happened Here (Hoxton Hall, London).

O'Thomas, Mark (2013) Feast (Royal Court / Young Vic).

O'Thomas, Mark (2013) ‘Translation, theatre practice and the jazz metaphor’, in Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 6 (1). pp. 55-64.

O'Thomas, Mark (2012) ‘Rewriting "The book of disquiet"’, in Word and Text - A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, 2 (2). pp. 173-179.

Pessoa, Fernado and O'Thomas, Mark and La Barrie, Nicolai (2011) The book of disquiet. (Blue Elephant Theatre, London).

Petralia, Peter Salvatore and Westerside, Andrew and Lees, Gillian (2010) Third person: Bonnie and Clyde (Proto-type theatre: Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster).

Petralia, Peter and Lees, Gillian and Westerside, Andrew and Baynton, Rachel (2011-12) Fortnight(Proto-type Theatre: Manchester, Lancaster, Bristol).

Pinchbeck, Michael (2011) The End (Cambridge, Nottingham).

Pinchbeck, Michael (2012-13) The Beginning (Nottingham, Taunton, Derby, York, Chelsea, Sheffield, BAC, Edinburgh).

Sicchio, Kate (2013) ‘Choreotopology: interrelationships in movement, screens and live performance’ in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

Sicchio, Kate (2013) ‘Hacking Choreography’, in Performance Research Journal, 18 (5).

Sicchio, Kate (2012) Drawing/hacking. (AHRC Live Notation Project, Bristol).

Sicchio, Kate (2011) Nayra mara. (Sheffield, London)

Sicchio, Kate (2010) ‘Exploring the software programmer as choreographer’, inDigital Resources for Humanities and Arts, September 2010, London.

Symonds, Dominic (2013) ‘Powerful Spirit: Notes on Some Practice as Research’, in Symonds, Dominic and Karantonis, Pamela (2013) The legacy of opera: reading music theatre as experience and performance. (Themes in Theatre: Collective Approaches to Theatre and Performance, 7). (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press), pp.209-228.

Tsilimpounidi, Myrto and Walsh, Aylwyn (2012) ‘Merry crisis-mas (from Greece)’, in City: analysis of urban trends, theory, culture, policy, action, 16 (1-2). pp. 249-252.

Tsilimpounidi, Myrto and Walsh, Aylwyn (2011) ‘Painting human rights: mapping street art in Athens’, in Journal of Arts and Communities, 2 (2). pp. 111-122.

Walsh, Aylwyn M. and Tsilimpounidi, Myrto (2012) ‘It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of wor(l)ds’. (Performative paper at Riot Revolt Revolution, 5-7 Sept 2012, Brighton).

Walsh, Ally and Tsilimpounidi, Myrto (2011) ‘The disappearing immigrants: hunger strike as invisible struggle’, in Theory in Action, 5 (2). p. 82.

Yazbek, Samir and O'Thomas, Mark (2012) The ritual. (Cottesloe Theatre, London).