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Dr Konstantinos Thomaidis

Research interests

 

•   Interdisciplinary voice studies, philosophies of the voice, physio-vocal training, voice ethnography, methodologies of vocal research, vocal practice-as-research

•   Performer training in the 20th and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on Grotowskian and post-Grotowskian practices

•   Physical theatre, movement for actors, dance theatres

•   Performance studies, transnational and cross-cultural performance

•   Devised music theatre, site-specific opera, and sound-based dramaturgy

•   International theatre, with an emphasis on Greece, Poland and South Korea

Research collaborations

Alongside Ben Macpherson (University of Portsmouth) and Amanda Smallbone (University of Winchester), I am the joint founder and convenor of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, a cross-institutional initiative designed to foster the development of voice studies as an interdisciplinary and international field. Alongside a series of publications, since 2013, the Centre has hosted a variety of events, such as a symposium on ‘The Philosophy and Praxis of Voice,’ the 2014 TaPRA interim event ‘The Voice of Training,’ and workshops with invited practitioners (including Royal Shakespeare Company Head of Voice & Text Lyn Darnley).

In 2016-17, I collaborated with Virginie Magnat (University of British Columbia) on the special issue Voicing Belonging: traditional Singing in a Globalized World. As an outcome of this collaboration, I co-organised the joint UBC/Exeter symposium 'Culture, Creativity & Wellbeing' (University of Exeter, 2018).

In 2018, I co-founded the Sound, Voice & Music Working Group of the Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA) with Adrian Curtin (Exeter) and Leah Broad (Oxford).