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Projects 2005-2006
Different Drums of Ireland Eugenio Barba How To Disappear Klipp av Martin Desht Martin Nsiah

Different Drums of Ireland

Eugenio Barba
How To Disappear
Klipp av
Martin Desht
Martin Nsiah
Different Drums of Ireland sharing their unique fusion of Ireland’s indigenous drums with Ethnomusicology students, providing a unique and inspiring practical element to the study of how musical elements are implicated in the culturally specific modes of sociality they promote.
One of the leading figures in international theatre research and practice bringing his production of Dona Musica’s Butterflies and an accompanying programme of workshops, talks and lectures.
An interdisciplinary performance project with 24 students from 4 different disciplines working with a professional team comprising director, dramaturg, designer, composer and choreographer devising a new piece.
Internationally renowned laptop duo klipp av in concert and workshop situations scratching live video and sound with students at Queen’s Sonic Arts Research Centre.
Pennsylvanian photographic artist Martin Desht in a three-month residency with Film students in collaboration with Belfast Exposed and Source magazine to create a new photographic exhibition.
Ghanaian-born drummer Martin Nsiah working with Ethnomusicology students to explore African polyrhythms, culminating in a performance at
THE BIG BANG, the Queen’s University Belfast Ethnomusicology Ensembles winter concert 2005.
Short Cuts 1 Stephen Mottram & Sebastian Castagna        
Short Cuts 1 Stephen Mottram & Sebastian Castagna        
A Film residency providing invaluable industry-based support – advanced production skills workshops, mentoring and film production support provided by industry professionals for students developing film projects. Leading UK puppeteer Stephen Mottram working with Argentinean composer Sebastian Castagna with Sonic Arts MA students to create work combining music and visuals for public performance in June 2006 at SARC.        
Projects 2006-2007
Adventures (Trial) Arts in Medicine As Close as You Get to Being There Damian Gorman Fast and Loose 1 Johannes Birringer
Trial Adventures in
Interdisciplinarity
Arts in Medicine As Close as You
Get to Being There
Damian Gorman Fast and Loose 1 Johannes Birringer
A trial module towards the brand new interdisciplinary arts MA experience being launched autumn 2007 developing an experimental pedagogy in collaboration with 18 participants from a wide range of arts backgrounds working alongside an eclectic group of internationally acclaimed arts practitioners. Contributing to developmental arts work with medical students led to a joint research project proposal with the Centre for Excellence in Interprofessional Education. A two-week-long intensive interdisciplinary performance project involving drama and dance students from UU and Queen’s creating a devised dance theatre piece working with Sandie Fisher, UU’s Dance Artist in Residence and the Centre’s Artistic Director. Film-maker and playwright in residence over the course of the academic year working with students in Drama, Film and Creative Writing. Public event BUTTERING PARSNIPS brought together students and industry professionals. Developed from an idea brought forward by a Creative Writing MA student, this involved Drama and Creative Writing students working intensively over a weekend to create and stage four short pieces of new writing directed and mentored by professional practitioners. Internationally renowned practitioner, researcher and educationalist in the field of performance technologies working with students drawn from Music Technology, Sonic Arts and Drama exploring the links between movement and sound culminating in a performance/installation THE CUBE by the students at the Sonic Arts Research Centre.
Short Cuts 2 The Road Not Taken The Threepenny Opera
Short Cuts 2 The Road Not Taken The Threepenny
Opera
     
A Film/Drama residency providing invaluable industry-based support - advanced production skills workshops, mentoring and film production support provided by industry professionals for students developing film projects. Public screening of the resulting 6 short films. Students from across the Creative and Performing Art disciplines working intensively for 12 days with a professional team of arts practitioners to create a new devised performance piece. THE ROAD NOT TAKEN played to capacity audiences and material from it went on to form the basis of an MA project and an exhibition in Australia. Drama and Music students working together with a professional director, designer, musical director and choreographer to create a version of one of Brecht’s best loved works.
The full company took dance class every day to improve the physical skills and presentation of both the music and the drama students.
A unique promenade production upstairs in the Belfast Empire Musichall which played to capacity audiences and great critical acclaim.
     
Projects 2007-2008
Adventures 2007-2008 Are You? 1 Centenary Singthing Cross-Dream Traffic Dislocation Fast & Loose 2
Adventures in Interdisciplinarity
2007-2008
Are You Coming
Out To Play? 1
Centenary
Singthing
Cross-Dream Traffic Dislocation Fast & Loose 2
Students on the interdisciplinary arts pathways journey through a set of innovative intensive workshops with visiting artists including experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment, photographer Sylvia Borda, poet Sinead Morrissey, film-maker Pat Murphy and artists Paul Stapleton and Justin McKeown. A group of students from across the entire University – from dentistry to drama, from medicine to maths, from physics to film. An experimental adventure exploring practical creative collaboration using a variety of games, exercises and tasks for six Wednesday afternoons. As part of LIVES AND TIMES, the multi-site promenade performance to celebrate Queen’s Centenary, two Creative Writing and one Sonic Arts PhD students mentored by a professional composer to create a brand new acapella harmony piece which was performed by a 40-strong choir of staff and students from across the entire University A composer, a writer/speech pathologist, a theatre director, a designer and a video artist working with undergraduate Drama and Sonic Arts MA students to create a brand new experimental audience experience at the cutting edge of sound/theatre/writing exploration. An intensive 4 day workshop with actress/film-maker Carol Moore and choreographer Anne Gilpin exploring issues around the experiences of female migrant workers through drama, movement and film. Film clips from this workshop were shown as part of Carol’s NESTA showcase. Building on the overwhelming success of last year’s project, Fast & Loose once again saw Drama and Creative Writing students working intensively over a weekend to create and stage four short pieces of new writing directed and mentored by leading Northern Irish practitioners.
Journey Jumparound! Picturetext
Journey Jumparound! Picturetext      
Supervised by film-maker Pat Murphy and other industry professionals, four groups of Film and Drama students collaborating on a film exploring different aspects of a single theme through both documentary and drama with the individual episodes finally assembled to create a single film. A research project co-led by the CETL Artistic Director and peformer/deviser Rachael Devanney exploring and developing various physical theatre training methods as a precursor to the CETL setting up a brand new intensive vocational one year post-graduate creative performer training at Queen’s. MA Students from Photography, Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts working collaboratively with photographer Sylvia Borda and poet Sinead Morrissey during this trial module to create photo and text works that build new meaning between the two media. Final summer-long exhibition in the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s.      
Projects 2008-2009
Adventures 2008-2009 Are You? 2 Curious Doings Curious Doings at the Childrens Fesitval Curious Doings with Forced Entertainment Dead Man Talking
Adventures in Interdisciplinarity
2008-2009
Are You Coming
Out To Play? 2
Curious Doings Curious Doings at
the Children's
Festival
Curious Doings with
Forced
Entertainment
Dead Man Talking
Students on the interdisciplinary arts pathways journey through a set of innovative intensive workshops with visiting artists including Talking Birds (Adventure in the Crumlin Road Gaol), film-maker Pat Murphy and sonic artists from SARC. An 8-week once-a-week course exploring creative collaborative play as a fertile location for the development of a range of transferrable skills. This year, this was offered to 1st years as part of both the induction programme and the Degree Plus initiative. An interdisciplinary performance project with 24 students from 4 different disciplines working with a professional team comprising director, An 11-week trial of a postgraduate performer training programme working with 19 students chosen from over 100 expressions of interest in this programme. With a physical theatre emphasis and a strong ensemble ethos, this programme resulted in two performances., designer, composer and choreographer devising a new piece. A devised adaptation of Russell Hoban’s How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen performed at the Belfast International Children’s Festival to sell-out houses and great acclaim. Following a two-day workshop with Richard Lowdon and Clare Marshall of Forced Entertainment, this experimental devised piece was put together in 10 days and played to full houses. 10 medical students (3rd year Student-Selected Component module) and 4 drama students (3rd year Community Theatre module) working intensively for 3 weeks with a theatre director, a choreographer and a medical ethicist to create an experimental performance piece.
Fast and Loose 3 Improvisation for Two Crowds Picturetext: The Artists Book Waiting at the Edge of Nowhere
Fast & Loose 3 Improvisation for
Two Crowds:
on being on-
and off-line
Picturetext:
The Artist's Book
Waiting at the
Edge of Nowhere
The third year of this annual 24-hour play project where four Creative Writing MA students write through the night to create scripts which are then rehearsed by students casts under professional direction and are performed that evening. Students from Drama and SARC working with composer Pauline Oliveros and improvisation guru Chris Johnston exploring improvisational strategies in Second Life and “real life”. A further development between artist photographer Sylvia Borda (Canada’s City of Culture artist for the Olympics) and award-winning poet Sinead Morrissey. Working with a range of postgraduate students from Film and Creative Writing to create artists’ books which were exhibited at Belfast Exposed. Drama and music students working intensively with a choreographer, a composer and a lighting designer to create a brand new dance theatre piece.    
Projects 2009-2010
A Movement in the Dark Adventures 2009-2010 Belfast/Sarajevo Part 1 Belfast/Sarajevo Part 2 Belfast/Sarajevo Part 3 Film/Drama Joint Module
A Movement in
the Dark
Adventures in
Interdisciplinarity
2009-2010
Belfast/Sarajevo:
Part 1 Belfast
Belfast/Sarajevo:
Part 2 Sarajevo
Belfast/Sarajevo:
Part 3 MESS
Film/Drama
Joint Module
Neil Harrison was an undergraduate music student who was involved in the first CETL interdisciplinary performance project in 2005/6. A Movement in the Dark is an exhibition of his work for CETL throughout the years showing at the Naughton Gallery in July 2010. Once the exhibition is disassembled, the photographs are hung in various locations in Queen’s as a photographic legacy of the CETL project. Further intensive workshops as part of the cutting edge interdisciplinary arts MA see visiting artists working with students on a range of Adventures culminating in final performances/ installations/ events including a directed walk, a performance in Queen’s old library and a performance installation in an abandoned police station. A packed week of workshops, lectures, screenings and seminars from some of Sarajevo’s leading artists, theatre directors and film-makers set up by three post-graduate students with the support of CETL. As a result, a memorandum of understanding is drawn up between Queen’s and the Academy of Performing Arts, Sarajevo. Staff and students from Queen’s travel to Sarajevo to run a week of workshops, seminars and lectures including a two-day Adventure to lay down the foundations for a larger-scale project in the future. Staff and students from Queen’s return to Sarajevo to run a 10-day site-specific performer training programme with students from the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. 30 hours of workshop involving students working together intensively, practically and collaboratively around the theme of childhood memory, culminating in a public performance as part of MESS Festival entitled "We Are Not Afraid". Workshops with industry professionals for first year students, to pump-prime an integrated pathway between drama and film studies.
Journey to the Centre of Excellence Kathakali Liminal Lands Perfect Staff Development Workshops
Journey to the
Centre of
Excellence
Kathakali Liminal Lands Perfect Staff Development
Workshops
In order to present the results and findings of the CETL in an innovative way, CETL commissions illustrator Patrick Sanders (who has been heavily involved in CETL projects from the beginning) to produce a graphic novel which launches in September 2010 and is disseminated throughout Universities in the UK. Workshop and performance from visiting Kathakali dance troupe working with students from Drama and from Anthropology’s Love, Hate and Beyond module. A project about the expression of emotions through theatre and dance, and the cultural specificity of Kathakali. Performance and interview recordings developed into online resource. Post-graduate students and staff from Film, Drama, SARC, Border Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts on a road trip with performance artist Michael Mayhew to the border territories of the island of Ireland. Lectures, workshops and seminars preceded the trip which culminated in a final interdisciplinary performance event. Following the success of the first year of this project, another group of 3rd year medical and drama students work together to create a devised dance theatre piece using a medical ethical issue as a starting point. This year, designer babies……. The Artistic Director is invited to run a variety of staff development workshops with staff and staff developers from both Queen’s and the University of Ulster.