Erasmus Mundus MA in International Performance Research
The MA in International Performance Research (MAIPR) is a 16-month programme aimed at students with a particular interest and/or background in the performing arts, therefore those who may wish to pursue a career in or add value to already existing skills in aspects of arts practice and curation, or aim to work in cultural industries, or pursue an academic career through advanced study, perhaps leading to a Ph.D.
The MAIPR has grown out of a prestigious Erasmus Mundus five-year funding programme and, from 2013-14, it will run as an independent programme. The European Commission support was, however, instrumental in shaping the character and ethos of the programme, which continues to be strongly grounded in the sense of international collaboration.
The programme has sought to develop collaborations with international partners, which has included University of Amsterdam, University of Tampere, University of Helsinki and University of Belgrade. The MAIPR programme for autumn 2013 will be offered by three internationally renowned academic institutions: the University of Warwick in the UK; the Universiteit van Amsterdam (the University of Amsterdam) in The Netherlands; the Univerzitet Umetnosti u Beogradu (University of Arts Belgrade) in Serbia.
The ideal MAIPR candidate has a strong academic background and also experience with creative practice in theatre and/or performance. You may be in your final year of an undergraduate degree or have been working in a performance-related profession or area.
MAIPR intakes are truly international, made up of students from all the continents (except Antartica!) We have students who have entered straight after finishing their undergraduate degrees in performance-related disciplines, together with others who have worked as directors, choreographers, curators, dancers and actors. You should bear in mind, however, that MAIPR is not a practical training programme. What it will do is help you develop and enhance your theoretical knowledge about performance-related issues, and it will certainly add value to your already existing skills base.
All slide-show images and photos on this website are related to MAIPR activities, including performances, installations and summer school.
If you have any queries, please contact Lindzey Mullard, the MAIPR Programme Officer, via email@example.com
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April 2013: Congratulations to our MAIPR graduates Lisa Skwirblies, Amber Muller and Ugoran Prasad on winning prestigious PhD scholarships! Lisa has received Warwick’s DARO PhD scholarship, Amber has won the Provost PhD Fellowship at the University of California, Davis, and Ugoran has received a 5 year PhD fellowship form the City University of New York (CUNY). All three will be starting their PhDs in September 2013.
Lisa Skwirblies has also won the MAIPR Dissertation Prize for her outstanding dissertation entitled Affective Archives. On the Politics of Critical
Re-enactment and Historical Experience. Congratulations, Lisa!
National Student Drama Festival: Awards won by Warwick students: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/nsdf_2013
Autumn 2012: Announcing the 32nd volume of the Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis (English translation), edited by Prof Kati Röttger, University of Amsterdam. This book has contritutions by Caroline Rodrigues, Amber Muller and Teilhard Paradela, all MAIPR alumni.
9th & 10th November 2012, in Belgrade: International symposium "Performing artist from alternative rebellion to celebrity one" Dom Omladine Belgrade.
Congratulations to Zindaba Chisiza (2010-11 cohort), who graduated from the MAIPR programme in July 2012, on his lectureship post in Drama at Chancellor College, University of Malawi!
Maria Neicu’s (2010-11 cohort) essay “Prosthetics Imagery: Negotiating the Identity of Enhanced Bodies” based on her MAIPR dissertation work has been published in the journal Platform. To read the article, please follow the link below: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/dramaandtheatre/documents/pdf/platform/62/platformjournal62-prostheticsimagery-negotiatingtheidentityofenhancedbodies.pdf
Summer 2012: Neda Radulović (2010-11 cohort) who graduated from the MAIPR programme in January 2012, developed a play 60 seconds as part of her dissertation. Neda's play was chosen as one of the 5 best plays in the Heartefact Fund contest, and it is going to be published within the Heartefact Fund 2012 publication.
Spring, 2012: Maria Estrada Fuentes and Nese Ceren Tosun (2009-2010 cohort) are back at Warwick! We're proud to announce they both received prestigious Chancellor Scholarships, and in October 2012, they both started their doctoral studies in the Theatre Studies department..
2011: National Masters Thesis Prize in Asian Studies 2011: Our congratulations to Yang (Ian) Yang, a 2009-10 MAIPR student, who was one of only 3 students shortlisted for this prestigious prize, awarded by the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden, The Netherlands. Go to: http://www.iias.nl/page/national-masters-thesis-prize-asian-studies-2011 for more information.
Lonneke van Heugten was awarded the Dutch Theatre Institute Dissertation Prize 2011
2010: Professor Janelle Reinelt, the originator of the MAIPR, was presented with the 2010 Distinguished Scholar Award
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