As an artist researcher, Rebecca has extensive experience of working with undergraduate and postgraduate students in higher education settings, as well as with artists and community groups from diverse backgrounds. Rebecca has taught a variety of practical and theoretical modules providing students with the skills and experience to create, devise, write and design their own group, or individual performance projects.
In 2017, she worked with students at the University of Leeds to create a piece to explore contemporary issues of surveillance and self-management through mobile devices and social media platforms. The piece used choreographic sequences and text to question and critique recent legislation such as ‘The Snooper’s Charter’, the privacy paradox and the somewhat misleading language of ‘care’ used by software developers.
Rebecca Collins is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Rebecca Collins works with a variety of arts organisations. In 2014, Rebecca was invited by Simon Coates, head of Creative Development at National Theatre Wales, to provide creative support for Summercamp – a two-week residency for twenty artists with varied experience, working in a variety of mediums. The group spent 14 days together creating, collaborating and trying out new ideas in the beautiful surroundings of Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire. Rebecca provided mentorship and developed group feedback structures to help artists reflect on their processes.
Rebecca has experience of evaluating artist development schemes and has recently completed a report for the North-East Artist Development Network (NEADN) at ARC Stockton. Previously she was part of Volcano Theatre’s ‘Yr Odyn’ cohort for emerging artists and she ran ‘Practice in Performance’ PIP, a weekly opportunity to explore and share ideas at Abersywtyth Arts Centre. Rebecca also participates in assessing performance, circus and dance and most recently has worked with Total Theatre Awards in Edinburgh.
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