Kerstin Bueschges – performance practitioner, academic, pedagogue

Koordinatorin interdisziplinäres Graduiertenkolleg ‘Gender und Bildung’ (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim)

Diplom Kulturpädagogin (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany, 1989-1995)

MA Theatre Studies (Workshop Theatre, Leeds University, UK, 1995-1996)

Practice as Research PhD ‘On hair, fishtails and voices – resisting femininity in contemporary performance practice’ (LICA, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, UK, 2003-2007)

I’m a performance practitioner with a specific interest in live art and choric theatre, currently based in Hildesheim (Germany), after nearly 17 years of living, working, researching and performing in the UK. My work embraces solo and ensemble pieces alike. It has been performed at various venues (including galleries and theatres) and in the context of festivals, such as the Live Art Speed Dating event at the Arcola Theatre (London), International Women’s Day celebrations (Cambridge) and Factory Floor showcases (Cardiff, Chichester, Liverpool). I have also presented my work internationally in Cyprus, USA, Slovakia and Germany.

I’m currently the coordinator of the (post)graduate Kolleg ‘Gender and Eduation’ at the Stiftung Universität Hildesheim (Germany). Prior to this I have been a senior lecturer in Drama & Performing Arts at Anglia Ruskin University. My writings have been published in Focus Gender – Transdiziplinäre Perspektiven in der Geschlechterforschung, Feminist Review, platform and elsewhere. With Dr Gianna Bouchard and Dr Tanya Horreck, I co-organised the research unit R.I.B. (Representation, Identity, Body) at ARU. I’m also a member of various research networks and organisations, such as MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics), HEA (Higher Education Academy), CoDE (Cultures of the Digital Economies) and the Dramaturgs’ Network.

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