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Personal profile

Biography

 

Mark is currently Associate Dean (Student Experience) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and since 2012 he has also held a personal chair as Professor of Theatre Training and Education. He trained originally at the École Jacques Lecoq, and with Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux, in Paris. His research interests are in the movement training of actors and performers, the creative use of reflective writing, and creative enterprise education and he welcomes interest from research students in these areas. As well as teaching and researching theatre practice he has over fifteen years’ experience of directing and performing new plays, site-specific performances, and community projects. He is an Associate Editor of the Theatre Dance and Performance Training Journal and has published widely on performer training and the history and development of physical theatre. As Associate Dean he is responsible for ensuring the quality of the student experience, and for supporting the development of excellent teaching and learning within the Faculty. He is an NCEE Enterprise Fellow, and has completed the NCEE International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme and the Oxford University/NCEE Entrepreneurial University Leadership Programme. In 2011 he led the University’s successful application for recognition as THE Enterpreneurial University of the Year.

 

Research:

 

My research focuses on performer training, in particular in relation to movement and physicality. I have written on the work of Jacques Copeau and Jacques Lecoq, and on the movement training of actors within the UK. I am currently researching time, temporality and training, as well as the wider impact of physical theatre practice within the UK.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Actor and performer training
  • Historical and contemporary development of mime, physical theatre and movement practice.
  • The work of Jacques Lecoq and Jacques Copeau.
  • Contemporary physical theatre practice.

Research Interests

Actor and performer training; Movement training for actors; Performance, movement and the body; Physical theatre practice and theory; The work of the French theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq; The work of the French theatre director and teacher Jacques Copeau

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Coventry University

Postgraduate Certificate, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Postgraduate Diploma, Cardiff University

Degree

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Research Output 2006 2019

Lecoq: training, time and temporality

Evans, M., 6 Feb 2019, Time and Performer Training. Evans, M., Thomaidis, K. & Worth, L. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 23-37 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Temporality
Personal Experience
Actor Training

Time and Performer Training

Evans, M. (ed.), Worth, L. (ed.) & Thomaidis, K. (ed.), 6 Feb 2019, 1 ed. London & New York: Routledge. 270 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Performer
Endurance
Research Studios
Centrality
Decay

Jacques Copeau

Evans, M. & Fleming, C., 18 Oct 2018, The Great Stage Directors. Pitches, J. & Shepherd, S. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury, Vol. 3.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Jacques Copeau

Evans, M., 2017, Digital Theatre+ Encyclopaedia. Gale, M. (ed.). Digital Theatre

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq

Evans, M. (ed.) & Kemp, R. (ed.), 2016, Oxon, U. K.: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Philosophy
Pedagogy
Writer

Activities 2001 2017

  • 22 Participation in conference
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Labanarium

Mark Evans (Speaker)
6 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

WROCLAW 2016 ‘Practicing Tradition in Performer Training: a Critical Approach

Mark Evans (Speaker)
28 Jan 201631 Jan 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Frantic Assembly: Devising and Physicality in Theatre

Mark Evans (Panel Facilitator)
10 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Creative PIE

Mark Evans (Panel Member)
4 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Platform for Performer Training

Mark Evans (Speaker)
23 Jan 201525 Jan 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference