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Dr Jess McCormack

Dr Jess McCormack

Dr Jess McCormack
PhD(Bristol), MA(Bristol), BA(Bath Spa)

Teaching Fellow in Theatre and Performance

Area of research

Choreography, Translation and Adaptation, Applied Performance

Cantock's Close,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UP
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3315300

Research summary

Choreography, Translation and Adaptation, Applied Performance, Sited Performance

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Biography

 

I am a practitioner researcher working across dance, theatre and performance.  My research on devised and choreographic processes incorporates practice-as-research and critical theory.  My current interests include adaptation, translation and cultural transferences, collaborative processes, devised performance practices, choreography and cultural identity, verbatim theatre and applied theatre.

My recently published book Choreography and Verbatim Theatre: Dancing Words (Palgrave Macmillan) is the first major publication to focus on choreography and verbatim theatre.This book asks how spoken words might be translated into dance? Grounded in extensive research, this project introduces the field of 'verbatim dance ...

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