CHOREOGRAPHY, CURATION, HOSTING

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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.

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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.

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To the right, you can find links a series of open letters that Paul has been writing to his supervisors each month, reflecting on current practice, interests and preoccupations. You can sign up to receive these by email by clicking here. We are also publishing public evaluative reports at the end of each semester. Alongside the other materials you can find on this website, you can find some 'outputs' of the research; including recordings of talks Paul has given at symposia and conferences.

Year 1 Term 1
Organisation and Disorganisation
Oct '20
Nov '20
Dec '20
Y1T1 Semester Report
Year 1 Term 2
Entrances and Exits
Jan '21
Mar '21
Year 1 Term 3
Clarity and Bullshit
Apr '21
May '21

Presentation for Dance Research Matters, hosted by C-DaRe, Coventry University. 27th May 2021.
Audio only. Full transcript here.

Letters of Resignation. A choreography course with Siobhan Davies Studios. February - June 2021.

More info here.

Demons, linoprint series and text.
30 postal editions. December 2020.
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Presentation for 'Undoing the Institution at the
On Transversality digital conference. 10th Dec 2020.
Full transcript here.

PhD Seminar presentation, Dance Department,
Uni of Roehampton. 2nd Dec 2020. Full transcript here.