From October 2020, Paul is undertaking a PhD with the University of Roehampton and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Emerging from and grounded in our collaborative practice, this project will study the relationships between dance artists and institutions, particularly where an ‘independent’ artist takes on a curatorial role. We use the term ‘hosting’ to think about the practical, ethical and aesthetic complexities of these situations.
The research is supported with public funds through TECHNE: with university fees waived and a stipend of £17,285 per annum for four years. We consider this work as being undertaken for the benefit of the artists, organisations, and interested public across the field of UK dance. If you think this research could support you and your work, please get in touch.
One of our plans for this activity is Paul putting together a small bit of writing each month to share what we have been working on. The current plan is that these are transcripts of open letters sent to supervisors and collaborators, that reflects on current practice, interests and preoccupations. But that might change. You can sign up to receive these by email – or just read them online – by clicking here.