The Performance Research Forum (PRF)

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The Performance Research Forum hosts a range of events, talks and presentations.

The Performance Research Forum (PRF) is the Department of Theatre & Performance’s long-running public research event series.

The PRF benefits Goldsmiths’ scholarly community both by contributing towards undergraduate and postgraduate research, and by providing a meeting ground between practitioners and researchers, and between students and staff.

A PRF event might be a platform for decoding an unfamiliar form of theatre or performance, or the opportunity for an artist to share and discuss their work with the audience. The events reflect the breadth of our department’s undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and the scope of academic research conducted by staff, embracing live art, multimedia and dance alongside theatre as a literary form. Crucially, the forum emphasises our department’s focus on work beyond European cultural traditions, reflecting the cultural diversity of our students and the city in which Goldsmiths is situated.

The termly programme, co-convened by PhD researchers Grace Joseph and Jiaying Gao, combines presentations by established scholars and practitioners, and co-presented panels by postgraduate researchers. Each event offers the opportunity for new dialogues and fosters connections across the field.

"The Performance Research Forum is an excellent new model of imparting knowledge through the representation and discussion of artists' practices within a structured but informal context that is particularly geared to facilitating debate. The artists who have contributed to the PRF are not only eloquent and generous speakers but also represent some of the most influential and innovative practitioners of their generation."

Lois Keidan: Director, Live Arts Development Agency (LADA)

For more information, please email Grace Joseph gjose003(