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The Articulate Practitioner- Articulating Practice     

International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre
Performance Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales

The Articulate Practitioner- Articulating Practice
July 18th-22nd 2005

This international forum of guest scholars and performers will explore,
debate and experience the political and artistic concerns of women
creating performance in the 21st century. By creating a bridge between
academic research and the practice of performance, this special gathering
of women academics and performers seeks to challenge ideas, the written
word, movement and performance in a stimulating setting.

The Magdalena Project was founded in Wales in 1986 to explore, inspire and
celebrate the performance work of women and to question and debate
artistic practice worldwide. By 2005, women in over 47 countries have been
inspired by the original Welsh Magadalena Project and with the strength
and support of the international network, have set up their own Festivals
and celebratory events.

For 4 days in July many of that international network of women are coming
to Wales to take part in debates, workshops and performances in order to
move the exploration of theatre to new boundaries.

Contributors include: Diana Taylor (USA) writer and Professor of
Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU; Julia Varley (Denmark) writer,
active member of The Magdalena project since its beginning, actor with
Odin Theatre since 1976 and Artistic Director of the Transit Festival;
Susan Melrose (UK) Professor of Performance Arts at Middlesex University;
Margaret Cameron (Australia) Director, teacher and one of Australia?s most
innovative, avant-garde writer/performers and the current recipient of The
Australia Council Theatre Fellowship; Carol Brown (UK) founder of Carol
Brown Dances and recipient of many prestigious awards; Claire MacDonald
(UK) fiction writer, playwright, critic & co-founder of the journal
?Performance Research? and currently Research fellow in Performance at
Central St Martins College in London; Sybylle Peters (Germany) Research
fellow in Berlin; Geddy Aniksdal (Norway), actor, director, pedagogue and
member of the Grenland Friteater, Porsgrunn for nearly 30 years; Eddie
Ladd (Wales) performer and deviser who creates Welsh work in Wales and
tours it everywhere, she was awarded a Nesta award in 2002 to create work
in new media; Roxana Pineda (Cuba) actress with The Estudio Teatral de
Santa Clara, Cuba; Deborah Hay (USA) dancer, choreographer, writer; Gilla
Cremer (Germany) actress, writer, producer; Zoe Christiansen (Norway)
director, scenotographer and visual artist; Susan Bassnett (UK) Professor
in the Centre for Translation and comparative Cultural studies at Warwick
University; Raquel Carrio (Cuba) teaches dramarturgy at Havana University
of Arts and dramaturg with Havana?s renowned Teatro Buendia ; Maggie B.
Gale(UK) Chair of Drama at Manchester University; Carran Waterfield (UK)
performance artist, writer, filmmaker and artistic director of Triangle
Theatre Company; Gilly Adams (Wales) director and workshop leader,
currently directs and produces plays for BBC, she was Artistic Director of
Made in Wales Stage Company for over 10 years and has been an active
member of The Magdalena Project since its beginning; Julie Robson
(Australia) is both an artist and an academic; Dr Heike Roms (Wales)
Lecturer in Performance Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth;
Dijana Milosevic (Serbia & Montenegro) theatre director & co-founder of
DAH Theatre in Belgrade; Christina Castrillo (Argentina) is an actress,
pedagogue, director and playwright based in Switzerland; Silvia Pritz
(Argentina) architect, choreographer, director, pedagogue; Rosa Casado
(Spain) activist, creator and performer; Jill Greenhalgh (Wales) Artistic
Director of The Magdalena Project (International Network of Women in
Contemporary Theatre) since 1986, performer, deviser, director, lecturer
in Performance Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and
Artistic Director of ?The Articulate Practitioner? .

A full list of events and contributors? profiles can be found at along with information
about other Magdalana Projects worldwide.

The Magdalena Project, P.O.Box 190, Aberystwyth SY23 3XP

Interviews can be arranged with any of the contributors (there is a BBC
studio in the building) and photographs are available on request.
Please contact:
PRESS QUERIES: Jill Piercy 07976 003 402 /
01974 282 375
07788 460 915
The Magdalena Project,  
web site
Jill Piercy
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