Rebecca profile

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Rebecca Louise Collins is a creative arts researcher and teaching fellow in contemporary performance at the University of Leeds. Based in the North East of England she works in a transdisciplinary and international context across the fields of performance studies and sound. Her practice is concerned with the sonorous aesthetics of contemporary performance and its potential for participatory engagement. 

She has recently successfully completed a fully funded practice-based PhD at Aberystwyth University (2015) investigating aural attention across theatre and gallery contexts. She holds a Masters in Performance (2007) and a Degree (2004, with hons) in English and Drama both awarded by Queen Mary University of London. She also holds a second Masters in Performing Arts and Visual Culture awarded by the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

She has performed and exhibited her work in the UK, Germany and Spain in festivals and conferences including Performance Studies International, The Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid, Spain), Arena Festival (Nuremberg, Germany), The Arts Depot (London, UK), The Basement (Brighton, UK) and Arnolfini (Bristol, UK). Her research has also been disseminated in a peer reviewed online journal.

She is an associate artist with theatre makers Cap-a-Pie and has worked with academic researchers at Newcastle University to generate creative outputs as part of the Performing Research Network.   

She is a member of ARTEA, a group of multi-disciplinary researchers based in Madrid, Spain and a member of Arts Emergency, a mentoring program for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

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