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Lisa Dwan: Performing Beckett

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
St Hilda's College, Cowley Pl, Oxford OX4 1DY
Jacqueline du Pré Building


DANSOX is hosting the event 'Performing Beckett'.

Renowned Irish actress Lisa Dwan discusses her recent work and invites discussion of her repertoire - especially Not I and other stunning dramatisations of Samuel Beckett. She explores how her dance training enabled her to refine the all-encompassing performance technique and control required to engender the challenging physical requirements of Beckett's plays.

DANSOX provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe. It promotes dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice through a series of workshops and functions. Many of these events, funded by TORCH and other sponsors, are held at the Jacqueline du Pré Building (JdP) and are directed by Professor Susan Jones (Fellow in English of St Hilda's College and former soloist with The Scottish Ballet). DANSOX explores the ways in which the role of choreographic practice reveals its essential contribution to innovations across academic fields, theatre, and performance. Its patrons are Dame Monica Mason (artistic director of the Royal Ballet) and Sheila Forbes CBE (former Principal of St Hilda's College).

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