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In Their Own Words


To mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader published by Routledge performing arts academics from both Leeds Beckett University and The University of Leeds will present a series of durational readings and in-conversation talks featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. In their Own Words :11:00 - 15:00 (drop in between these times), Demarco in Edinburgh 17:00 onwards.

In Their Own Words

We are Noel, Anna and Teresa.

We are the Twenty-First Century Performance Readers.

We are a professor, an associate professor and a wannabe professor.

To accompany the launch of the long awaited The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader, published by Routledge, the editors Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore and Noel Witts present In their own words..., a 4-hour durational reading, in the Demarco Archive Polish Room, Summerhall.

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism, to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners. Bringing the book to life through a series of ‘performed moments’, the editors will read, converse, debate and dialogue with each other, with other artists present at the festival and with audience members.


Demarco and Edinburgh

Conversations with Richard Demarco about the Edinburgh Festival - ideas, ideals, meetings with international artists - hosted by Noel Witts. Each session will include a current artist featuring at this year’s festival, and will celebrate Richard’s success over the years in introducing key figures to the UK.

This drop-in event (no advanced booking is required) and will be of particular interest to those who want to experience the worlds created by the next generation of performance makers across the globe.


Event Details

21 August 2019 -
24 August 2019
11:00 - 15:00 (drop in between these times)
Richard Demarco Archive, Polish Room, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
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