site specific

Periplum deliver site-specific workshops & special projects for professionals, community, post- graduate, FE/HE and GCSE levels. We believe that any space or landscape can be turned into an exciting stage to extend the possibilities of performance.

For professionals & community participants, site-specific can be an effective stimulus to liberate creative practice. We explore use of live action, music, song, visuals, text, trail techniques, digital media & atmosphere to unlock the imagination and animate the spirit of a location.

For FE/HE, BA & MA students, site-specific can provoke imaginative ways of responding to programmes of work, both practical & academic, or be a perfect practical compliment to advanced research projects.

At GCSE-level, adventurous explorations of space & staging can be a great vehicle to creatively meet various curriculum key stages, animate studies of classic or modern texts, and boost devising skills, promoting confidence amongst students by encouraging their creative imagination.

Our Site-Specific workshops encourage participants to:

  • Work outside the conventional theatre space and respond to their surroundings, offering a valuable experience & insight into alternative ways of making work.
  • Absorb & interpret the history/mood of a location into performance, encouraging participants’ to devise or adapt stories, characters, motifs & scenography inspired by the site.
  • Explore how to build atmospheres & narrative through visuals, physicality, voice, digital media and the journey of the audience.
  • Look at the role of the audience in the action and in relation to the space, creating interactive and intimate ‘one-on-one’ performance experiences.

Site-specific performance can be a perfect medium for exploring theatre theory and practitioner studies - Artaud, Brook, Grotowski - through radical & alternative staging.