Theatre in Wales

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  Centre for Performance Research (CPR)

Centre for Performance Research (CPR)

6 i Science Park
Cefn Llan
SY23 3AH

  current production | past productions
phone | ffôn 01970 358021
e-mail address | e-bost
web site | wefan
Director - Richard Gough, Producer - Judie Christie,
Helen Gethin
artistic policy
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The CPR’s main aims are :·
To develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of theatre in its broadest sense, to affect change through investigation, sharing and discovery and to make this process as widely available as possible.·
To focus upon contemporary practice, to investigate the sources and context of current experimentation and the relationship of innovation to tradition. ·
To integrate theory and practice.·
To dig to discover origins and roots, to push and pioneer, to extend boundaries, perception and possibilities.
brief history
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Established in 1988, by Richard Gough and Judie Christie, the Centre for Performance Research is a theatre organization based in Wales and working internationally. It produces: innovative performance work; arranges workshops, conferences, lectures and master classes; collaborates and exchanges with theatre companies of international significance; publishes and distributes theatre books and runs a multi-cultural performance resource centre. CPR has been responsible for bringing many international performance artists to the attention of Welsh and UK audiences and enabling creative exchange between these artists and companies based in Wales and the UK, most recently as one of the producing partners for the Restless Gravity International Performance Festival.

The Centre for Performance Research at Aberystwyth is a joint venture of University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Centre for Performance Research Ltd, working in close association with UWA Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies.

Committed to creating exchange and development opportunities for theatre practitioners, students, academics and others, from the UK and beyond, the programmes of cultural co-operation, collaboration and exchange embrace a wide range of activities:

innovative performance work;
workshops, conferences, lectures and masterclasses, · collaborations and exchanges with theatre companies of international significance; · publication and distribution of theatre books and journals·
archiving and development of a multicultural performance reference library.·
Practical training, education and research·
Performance, production and promotion·
Documentation and publishing· Information and resource
selected past productions
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Details coming soon

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