International Platform for Performer Training 2020 – Alternative documentation

This year, I co-organised the International Platform for Performer Training along with Paul Allain, Roanna Mitchell and Alicja Bral.

Over the course of a January weekend our international delegates explore the theme Words In, Of and For Performer Training in a series of workshops, presentations and discussions. It was a rich and engaging weekend full of new insights and perspectives, with lots of delegates commenting on how supportive and well-curated the event way.

With the help of my team I documented the weekend by capturing images, audio recordings, videos and notes throughout the sessions. As we were organising the event – and something hat is always a hot topic at IPPT feedback meetings – is how we can support the legacy of the platform, how can we share our findings and the connections that happen within the event, without diminishing the close-knit intimate research environment that has been fostered and cared for other the years. A key presence within the platform was the Theatre Dance and Performance Training journal with Jonathan Pitches and Libby Worth sharing their work and TDPT future plans. In response to this and for reasons mentioned above, I wanted to create a postcard response – a typical format in the journal and accompanying blog – that captured my experience of this years platform.

I combined images I had taken – paying particular attention to moments where delegates were about to or were using words and combined them with comments and ideas collected throughout the course of the weekend.

The resulting collage can been viewed below. To find out more about this and the platform, you can visit the original post on the TDPT blog here.

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