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The Future of Performer Training in the 21st Century

November, 2016


Two-day symposium at Coventry University that will interrogate the future of performer training, specifically within Higher Education. The focus will be on theatre and dance training and education. 

Key practitioners and academics will provide some unique perspectives on the relationship between different forms of practice, theatre making and performer training, and on the rationales and purposes that might underpin such practices.

There will be opportunities to be involved before, during and after the event at Coventry – the aim of the event is to provoke action, collaboration, connection and change. We are looking to see what we might need to do in order to enable performer training to best respond to the challenges of the future.



Paul Kleiman, HE Senior Consultant and Visiting Professor

Scott Graham, Artistic Director, Frantic Assembly

Kristine Landon-Smith, Director & Educator

Josette Bushell-Mingo, Artistic director for The Swedish National Touring Theatre

Jonathan Pitches, Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Leeds

Simon Murray, Senior Lecturer Theatre Studies, University of Glasgow

To view the conference paper, click here.