Posted: 3 June 2016
Through a long and thorough process of research and collecting testimonials, Joana has developed a production on the history and memory and the relationship between problematic and conflicting memories, and the absence of state politics of memory in Portugal in recent times.
Built as a set of seven lecture-performances, each on a specific theme concerning the dictatorship and the revolution – this performance is an experience and an outstanding event that includes a meal halfway through, many iconic revolutionary songs, carnations and forbidden books read aloud.
A Living Museum was performed in May 2016 at the Festival Chantiers d'Europe, Thêátre de La Ville, Paris, to wide acclaim and a long standing ovation. Jorge Louraço Figueira, from Público, has described the performance as “a cultural event, wider than just a theatre play”.
The show has been awarded the Audience Choice Award from the
International Almada Festival, as well as being shortlisted for one of the ten
top performances in Portugal in 2014 by newspapers Público and Expresso, and
was nominated for best theatre play of 2014 by the Portuguese Author’s Society.
Professor opens Venice Biennale with Taiwan Minister of Culture
Professor Adrian Heathfield from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance opened the Doing Time exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, which features the works of the renowned artist Tehching Hsieh. Housed in the Palazzo delle Prigioni, close to St. Mark's Square, Doing Time is the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work to date. Detailed installations of two of Hsieh's One Year Performances – 'Time Clock Piece' and 'Outdoor Piece' – are on show, in which he pursued unprecedented acts of endurance, as well as three previously unseen works for the camera: Road Repair, Exposure and Jump.
Posted: 31 May 2017
Drama students to perform alongside UK’s first experimental theatre group at the Horniman Museum
On 18 May, 28 Drama, Theatre and Performance students will perform at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in a one off production with the People Show, as part of the Museums at Night festival.
Posted: 8 May 2017
Roehampton graduate to lead community production of Easter play
Frazer Blaxland, a graduate of Roehampton in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, will be taking the lead role of Jesus in an open-air Community Passion Play. The community production of up to 250 performers will take place through the streets of Marlborough in Wiltshire on Easter Sunday.
Posted: 16 January 2017