About the Centre

The Centre for Contemporary Performance Practices embraces an exciting range of international research concerned with interdisciplinary and intercultural processes of devising, directing, dramaturgy, performing, training and writing in a diverse array of performance spaces and architectures. Practice as research (PaR) is at the heart of much of the Centre's activities. Researchers are currently working in partnership with many international organisations, including Sideways Festival, Belgium, Freie University, Berlin, Intercultural Theatre Institute, Singapore, Beijing Dance Academy, National University of Singapore and Taipei National University of the Arts

The Centre is affiliated with four professional companies (Idiot Child, The Llanarth Group, RedCape and Wrights & Sites – more details under our Practice as research and Staff pages) and Centre members also work as independent directors, dramaturgs, performers and actor trainers internationally and in the UK. The Centre collaborates closely with Exeter Digital Archives which has been developing innovative new ways of documenting, archiving and publishing practice since 2004.

The work of the Centre was highlighted in the University's submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.