Performance and Cognition

21 October 2013, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Performance and Cognition: Medicine, Mask, and Simulation

Professor Peter Meineck (Associate Professor of Classics, New York University)

Professor Roger Kneebone (PhD FRCS FRCSEd FRCGP, Professor of Surgical Education, Imperial College, London)

Chair:  Professor Vladimir Mirodan (Professor of Theatre, Drama Centre, Central Saint Martins)

With demonstrations by Hadas Selbst (Physical Theatre Performer, Director and Teacher , MFA, lecoq-based physical theatre London International School of Performing Arts and Naropa University, USA)


Professor Meineck examines the "cognitive gaps" that are filled by performance (e.g. cognitive absorption, empathy, mind-body dissonance, music and emotions, movement and multi-modal processing) and its role in the Health Humanities. Through his company Aquila Theatre he has directed and/or produced works by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Rostand, Ibsen, Wilde, Pirandello, Joseph Heller and Ray Bradbury in worldwide festivals and at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Ancient Stadium at Delphi and the White House.


Professor Kneebone’s innovative work around clinical simulation has brought international recognition. His recent appointment as Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow 2013 reflects his passionate commitment to public engagement.


Professor Mirodan  is co-director of Performance: Arts, Critique, Experiment (P:ACE) a new collaboration between Cambridge and CSM Faculty and students
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Open  to all.  No registration required

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