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Projects

  • Modelling Interactive Clown Practices for Virtual Game Design applications in Dementia care: this project explored clown practices for the benefits of people living with dementia, looking at the potential of clown doctors and tele-health clowning or internet-mediated services in this context. It examined the provision of playful interactive experiences for leisure and entertainment with the aim for these applications to be used at homes, in community centres or care homes.
  • Northern Voices Opera Project: investigating the technical and cultural possibilities for English language opera incorporating regional identity through accent: https://northernvoicesproject.wordpress.com/
  • The UoS Sound of Laughter Project team based in the Performance directorate has captured data about the reflexive laughter interaction made between stand-up comedian and audience. Findings from the pilot experiment run at the New Adelphi in January 2018 will be discussed by Dr. I. Wilkie at the International Humor Studies Conference in Tallinn, Estonia in July and the study will be published in Comedy Studies Journal later in the year.
  • The Performance, Death and Dinner project looks at the use of autoethnographic performance strategies to transgress taboo and encourage discussion around issues of death and dying.
  • God’s Own Caught in No Man’s Land : a major commission from the BBC Philharmonic commemorating Salford’s role in the first World War (for 2016)
  • The Kraken Wakes. A multidisciplinary project featuring writer Val McDermid, the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Research and Development, BBC Radio Drama, and AHRC funded PhD students and music staff part of which was already featured in the 2015 BBC Proms: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068tsj1
  • The Tank Tram Project: Triangle Theatre http://www.triangletheatre.co.uk/ The Tank Tram project will investigate Public Performance and Military Technology as part of the HLF First World War heritage projects.