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Training in a Cold Climate

Training in a Cold Climate. A Roundtable Discussion on the Present and Futures of Performer Training 30th October 2013 – 3:30 -7:00 pm, Alec Clegg Studio, stage@leeds Hosted by School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds UK in collaboration with Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal.

What is the role of performer training today?

What is the relationship between the economic and social contexts in which training is taking place and the existing artistic and professional structures?

(How) can training become a site for experimentation and foster change?

By bringing together a diverse number of luminaries involved in different areas of arts-related training, this roundtable will offer an opportunity to present individual and institutional perspectives on how recent developments have affected the vision and running of performing arts training programmes, to exchange information on existing and emerging models for the incubation and professionalization of new artists, and to debate the vision(s) and aims that may inform future endeavours.

Participants include: Alison Andrews, A Quiet Word

Catherine Alexander, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Kylie Walsh, Paper Birds Theatre Company

Matt Hargrave, University of Northumbria

Struan Leslie. The Royal Shakespeare Company

Tom Cornford, University of York

The event will be chaired by TDPT editors, Prof Jonathan Pitches and Dr Simon Murray.

All welcome but booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Linda Smith: [email protected]. by October 23rd 2013.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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