Dr Louise Ritchie

BA (1st class hons); MA (with distinction); PGCE; PhD (Cymru)

Dr Louise Ritchie

Lecturer in Theatre & Theatre Practice

Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies

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In 2006 I was appointed as Professor Mike Pearson's Research Assistant to organise dissemination events that surrounded the deposit of the Brith Gof archive into the National Library of Wales. I worked as the principal organiser for a series of public and participatory one-day events under the title 'Rhwng Cof ac Archif/Between Memory and Archive'. In 2008 I was awarded an AHRC doctoral scholarship to conduct practice-based research under the supervision of Professor Mike Pearson and Professor Heike Roms. In November 2012 I successfully defended my thesis titled 'Digital notation: new approaches to physical theatre and its documents'. In January 2013 I was appointed as a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance.

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Louise is currently an associate artist with the experimental theatre company 'Almost Human'.


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My practice-based research examines and interrogates the assumed pre-eminence of face-to-face pedagogy in workshop situations, more generally the ways in which performance making pedagogies are shared. My current research explores the creative possibilities made available with the introduction of video, pre-recorded instructions and photography as active modes of transmission for movement. I am currently exploring the creative interplay between digital tools and teaching practice and how this has facilitated a reassessment of my role in the room.


Ritchie, LH 2013, 'Navigating the site map: From analogue to digital space', International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 197-215. https://doi.org/10.1386/padm.9.1.197_1
Ritchie, L, Letters from another Island, 2012, Performance.
Ritchie, L 2012, 'Navigating the Site Map: From Analogue to Digital Space and back again', Paper presented at Digital Echoes: is there value in archiving ‘process’? Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01 Jan 2012.
Ritchie, L 2011, 'Navigating the site map: From analogue to digital space', Paper presented at Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, Coventry, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 08 Jul 2011 - 10 Jul 2011.
Ritchie, L 2011, 'Transmitting a scratch and a squat - Workshop + Installation', Paper presented at Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, Helsinki, Finland, 13 Jan 2011 - 15 Jan 2011.
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