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UCL Performance Lab

29 April 2019 - 7 June 2019

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Performance Lab UCL

Experience cutting-edge research from one of the world’s leading universities, brought to life onstage by artists, dancers, opera singers and stand-up comedians.

UCL Culture presents 11 shows at the Bloomsbury Theatre and Grant Museum of Zoology as part of ‘Performance Lab’, in which artists, researchers and students explore how live performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art.

Tickets from free – £10. Click the links below to find out more and book.

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At the Bloomsbury Theatre:

Experimenting with Art & Research
29 April 
A free symposium on how performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art

The Science of Laughter
2 May
With neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott plus comedians Tim Key, Maawan Rizwan and Stuart Goldsmith

The Tsar Wants His Photograph Taken
4 May
Researchers from UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies shed new light on this comic opera set in 1914

MUSO
7 May
The world’s only improvising opera company reveals the untold stories of objects from UCL museums

Lecture on Performance
10 May
Professor of Philosophy Dr Tom Stern and theatre director Gregory Thompson untangle tragedy and catharsis

Deconstructing the Dream
15 + 16 May
A Shakespeare performance like no other, with new technology that shows what’s happening in the actors’ brains

Acoustic Cities: London and Beirut
15 May
Artists and scholars from Lebanon and the UK present a free evening of soundscapes inspired by the city

Cities Imaginaries
17 May
A chance to discuss the relationship between music and the city followed by a live performance

Man & God
18 May
An original musical about the birth of colour photography taking in Gershwin, Einstein and Hitler

Every Body is an Archive
20 June
Artist Liz Orton explores medical imaging technologies to see the body as a new kind of archive

Vigil 
6 + 7 June (Grant Museum of Zoology)
A wild encounter with internationally threatened animals, devised by artist Tom Bailey with UCL researchers

 

Image: Locus developed by Amanda Simo Rodriguez and Anthos Venizelos with dancer Saloni Saraf. Bloomsbury Theatre 2019 © Belinda Lawley

 

 

Details

Start:
29 April 2019
End:
7 June 2019
Cost:
Varies
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/performance-lab

Venue

Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street + Google Map

Details

Start:
29 April 2019
End:
7 June 2019
Cost:
Varies
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/performance-lab

Venue

Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street + Google Map