Collisions is an annual event providing Central School of Speech and Drama’s research degrees students and Creative Fellows with an opportunity to share their practice-based research with a wider academic community, whether they be other members of staff, other students at Central, or interested members of the public.
Collisions is a key moment in the year for us, when we collectively engage with what it means to be researching through practice. “Collisions” refers to the collision of disciplines, methodologies, ideas and practices. The event therefore asks viewers to critically engage with new work in performance and theatre, so that we can approach the work in terms of the questions it poses as a practice.
In so far as it is research, the work on show is in essence exploratory and cutting- edge. As such, Collisions provides a platform for experimentation. Where the research project intersects with professional practice, Collisions provides a safe haven for work that might not ordinarily find a favourable environment in an increasingly commoditised market place. Collisions shows work that is exciting, intelligent, and at the forefront of its field.
This practice is likely to be processual, interrogative and explorative, rather than highly polished and produced. However, in showing the work in this context – in momentarily opening up both creative and research processes to public scrutiny – we hope Collisions acts as a fertile environment in which to exchange ideas. Through exhibiting our practice, we want to provoke and incite dialogue – so please check out our programme of events, come along and get involved.
For full details of the programme visit www.centralcollisions.co.uk.