Performance. Experience. Presence (PEP)

The P.E.P (Performance.Experience.Presence) research group at Plymouth University focuses on issues of embodiment, representation, culture and identity through the making and analysis of performance in a wide variety of genres (including theatre, somatic practice, live art, and popular performance forms across digital and material spaces). We champion the value of rigorous reflexive practice and embodied knowledges at all levels of a research career, especially in interdisciplinary areas that stretch our understandings and expectations of performance and discrete genres. Our areas of expertise include the body in performance; performance sites, spaces and environments; lived experience and performance; and performer training.


Re-imagining spaces and changing perspectives through performance practices

Dr Phil Smith discusses his REF Impact case study.