Critical Encounters‌

Critical Encounters Season 3 PosterThe Lincoln of School of Fine & Performing Arts curates and hosts a regular series of research events for the performing arts which is deliberately broad and inclusive.  Entitled Critical Encounters, the events consist of a range of forums, workshops, lectures, seminars and performances for active researchers in the arts, postgraduate students, and the wider academic community. Originally focussing on the work of our 'Body in Performance' research, Critical Encounters now embraces and shares research across all five of our research clusters.

Current Series



Thursday 16th October, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Daniel Meyer Dinkgräfe, Theatre, Consciousness and Asian performance research group
The subjective nature of Practice as Research from a consciousness studies perspective.

Thursday 23rd October, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Dominic Symonds, Director of Research
Publishing Articles in Academic Journals

(Week of) Thursday 30th October, Sound Spiral
Sound Spiral events at Gnarl fest

Thursday 6th November, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Mary O’Neill
Working at the Edge: disciplinary boundaries, narrative, and performance art practice

Thursday 13th November, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Conan Lawrence and Andrew Westerside, Applied Practice as Research group
Leaving Home

Thursday 20th November, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Popular Performances research group
Home Lincolnshire

Tuesday, 25th November, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Studio 3
Justin Hunt and Heather Young, The Body in Performance research group
Moving Archives

Thursday 4th December, 1pm-2pm, MC0019
Rob Dean, Popular Performances research group
Music Hall and revues during World War I

Thursday 11th December, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Contemporary Playwriting research group
Mark Babych and Kate Denby from Hull Truck Theatre Company

Thursday 18th December, 1pm-2pm, Studio X
Popular Performances research group
Professor William A. Everett, University of Missouri, Kansas City
editor, Cambridge Companion to the Musical


Tuesday 15th October 2013, 6.30pm, LPAC Theatre:
In conversation with... Jacqueline Bolton interviews Simon Stephens

Tuesday 22nd October 2013, 6.00pm-7.30pm, Studio 1:
Intro (convened by Dominic Symonds)

Tuesday 29th October 2013, 6.00pm-7.30pm, Studio 1:
Contemporary Playwriting (convened by Jacqueline Bolton)

Tuesday 5th November 2013, 6.00pm-7.30pm, Studio 1:
Theatre, Consciousness & Asian Performance (convened by Daniel Meyer Dinkgrafe)

Tuesday 12th November 2013, 6.00pm-7.30pm, Studio 1:
The Body in Performance (convened by Pavlos Kountouriotis)

Tuesday 19th November 2013, 6.00pm-7.30pm, Studio 1:
Popular performances (convened by Claire Warden)

Tuesday 26th November 2013, 6.00pm-7.30pm, Studio X:
Applied Practice as Research (convened by Conan Lawrence)

Initial Series

Series 4: Volition, Evolution, Revolution (curated by Claire Warden)

Series 3: Performing Fluidity (curated by Pavlos Kountouriotis)

Series 2: Piracy and the Torrentz of Dance (curated by Pavlos Kountouriotis)

Series 1: Moving the Language of Dance (curated by Pavlos Kountouriotis)