BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice Programme

Into the New is the graduate degree show for the Contemporary Performance Practice Students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The programmed performances and events are directed, performed and curated by the Fourth Year students however the festival hosts smaller contributions from all students of the programme. Throughout the festival, the MacLeod Hall becomes The Hub Space, a gathering point to meet and talk about the work. From Tuesday to Thursday The Hub Space also boasts a live art gallery, where the Third Year students exhibit their “Text in Performance” works, adapted into durational performances specifically for the festival in the pop up performance space, entitled the String Gallery.

The Second Year students, who have spent the first trimester researching and making work in a variety of social contexts including local communities and primary schools, take on the new contexts of club spaces, communities and cultures for Into the New. You can catch them on Thursday at the Warehouse space in SWG3, performing contributions at Powerhaus, the Into the New performance party.

The First Year students become the friendly faces of the festival, assisting Forth Year students with their degree shows and offering information and guidance to festival goers. Come and say ‘Hello’ and find out about all the exciting things happening at the PI this year!

Contemporary Performance Practice Staff Team

Deborah Richardson-Webb | Head of Performance Pedagogy
Dr Laura Bissell | Lecturer in Contemporary Performance
Gary Gardiner | Lecturer in Social Practice
Laura Bradshaw | Lecturer in Contemporary Performance
Rachel O’Neill | Lecturer in Visual Performance
Josh Armstrong | Lecturer in Contemporary Performance
Steven Anderson | Guest Lecturer in Visual Performance
Lucy Gaizely | Guest Lecturer in Contemporary Performance

Into the New   Performance Mentoring Team

Laura Bradshaw
Rachel O’Neill
Steven Anderson
Josh Armstrong

Into the New   Producing Students Mentor

Lucy Gaizely

Into the New Festival MC

Kieran McMath