Exploring the broad field of media and performance

The research group Media and Performance approaches subjects in her field of study from a historical and comparative perspective, with a focus on the intricate relationship between technologies, expressions and forms, and participants, users or publics.

Within Utrecht University's research in the field of media and performance, questions about identity, participation, cultural memory and heritage are key. Furthermore, our researchers deploy a specific focus on historically situated and location-based, changing processes of cultural communication and signification.

You can address us to analyse or evaluate media and performative processes. Also, we often collaborate with makers in the creative industry and are able to work with them on dramaturgy, design and concepts.

Areas of expertise: digital media | media comparison | theatre | dance | cinema | television | mobile media | interface | social media | games | online platforms | visual culture | transmedia | digital humanities


14 May 2019
This book focuses on ambulatory performances and performative installations, asking how they stage movement and in turn mobilize the stage.
14 May 2019
Thinking Through Theatre and Performance presents a bold and innovative approach to the study of theatre and performance.
Artist Impression of TAOXICHUAN China Arts and Sciences.
2 May 2019
Rick Dolphijn has been selected as a member to the International Advisory Board of the "Taoxichuan China Arts and Sciences" Contemporary Arts Centre.


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23 May 2019 16:00 - 25 May 2019 18:00
From 23 to 25 May the 'Performing Robots Conference: Dialogues Between Theatre and Robotics' will take place in Utrecht.
Prof. dr. Nick Couldry
5 June 2019 14:00 - 17:00
On 5 June the masterclass 'Big Data & the Hollowing Out of the Social' with Nick Couldry will take place.