Research projects


Dr Sara Houston collaborates with European Dance Houses in five countries and the University of Zagreb in the Erasmus Plus funded project Empowering Dance 2. The EU project will create a digital handbook for dance artists working in community settings to enable them to articulate and translate their soft skills. Roehampton is partnering with Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik/K3- Zentrum für Choreographie/Tanzplan Hamburg (Germany), Dansateliers (The Netherlands), HIIP (Croatia), La Briqueterie (France) and CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea-Casa della Danza/Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb (Croatia).

Sara Houston’s work researching the benefits of dance practice for people with Parkinson’s was funded by UK charities (BUPA Foundation) and was also developed through collaboration with English National Ballet

Avanthi Meduri’s Visiting Fellowship at the Freie University International Research Centre in Berlin (2014) was supported by the Verflechtungen von TheaterKulturen

Ann R. David’s Visiting Fellowship (fully funded) at the Fondazione Centro Incontri Umani, Ascona, Switzerland (2020) for work on her monograph (Bloomsbury publishing) on Indian dancer Ram Gopal

Efrosini Protopapa collaborated with Konstantina Georgelou and Danae Theodoridou on the 3-year research project ‘Dramaturgy at Work’. It included a series of workshops and roundtable discussions leading to the publication of a book. The project crosses between the fields of dance, theatre, performance and theory. It conceives dramaturgy as a significant process in the creation of contemporary performance, and as a critical practice closely related to the social and the political.