Critical Encounters is an innovative series of lectures, workshops, presentations aiming at leading Performance and Choreography to new areas of practice and discussion. Our goal is to establish Lincoln as a Centre of New Performance Development of international reputation and attention. The series of events take place at the Lincoln School of Performing Arts.

The Lectures are open to all professional dance and theatre practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students, Lincoln alumni, academics and people interested in the Body in Performance. Please note that certain workshops are for restricted audience.

Presentations are given in various modes (lectures, participatory workshops, viewing of films, debates, excursions). Experimental forms of performance lectures are more than welcome. Some of our previous guests were Ron Athey, Kira O’Reilly, Mårten Spangberg, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Dr Jane Carr a.o.

Invited speakers/workshop facilitators are internationally acclaimed performance makers and performance theoreticians, postgraduate students or sometimes even excellent, critical and reflective work by some of our BA students that pushes the boundaries. Common denominator of this wide variety of guest speakers is our alternative vision to dance and our desire to move.

The Third season’s theme (Autumn-Winter 2012) is Performing Fluidities and you can read more information by clicking here.

You can also find information about previous seasons here:
Season 1: Moving the languages of dance (Autumn-Winter 2011)
Season 2: Piracy and the Torrentz of Dance (January- April 2012)
and you can read more information by clicking here.

Project Curator: Pavlos Kountouriotis

Lincoln School of Performing ArtsThe University of Lincoln.

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