Performing Arts & Drama
Postdramatic Devising – Drama and Performing Arts - Year 3
In this module students are invited to experiment with contemporary devising techniques often using their own self as creative material. They consider performance styles that move beyond realist representation that they have encountered elsewhere in their degree and explore different ways to represent time, space and the body. In response to lockdown, this year they had to create digital work that responded to the theme ‘Hidden’.
Headspaces (devised and performed by Ena Begovic, Michael Ferreira Perestrelo, Theodoros Antoniou and Lewis Fisher)
In this piece, performers navigate identity through the use of a chosen ‘persona’ to humorously explore what happens when we are asked to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty. The performance was filmed on campus, the wider Canterbury area and on Zoom.
Practice as Research - Drama and Performing Arts - Year 3
Women Can Wait (devised and performed by Tina Baricevic, Ena Begovic, Ryan Gudge, Sally Parkinson)
This final year performance stages an unlikely meeting of three real women from different historical periods and geographical contexts (UK and Croatia) and a contemporary anonymous male in a space that resembles a purgatory. Upon encountering each other they explore together how women have been excluded and misrepresented throughout history through the lens of the male gaze.