Keynote address by Paul Allain

PAUL ALLAIN is Professor of Theatre and Performance and the Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Kent, Canterbury.He is a world-leading expert on Polish theatre and Jerzy Grotowski. After collaborating with Gardzienice Theatre Association, on whom he wrote the first book in English which came out of his PhD at the University of London, he worked extensively in the UK as Movement Director, most notably with Katie Mitchell on nine productions. He has published several books, DVDs and articles on theatre and actor training as both author and editor.


Space Invaders or Alien Friends? Close Encounters of a Theatrical Kind

Late twentieth century theatre history was notable for the movement of certain key experimental theatre directors and groups from cities into the countryside, across Europe and in Asia too. The list is long, but Polish company Gardzienice and Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki stand out. Their quest came out of a desire for radical change, shared by many others. They were, though, not the first: Konstantin Stanislavski and Jacques Copeau both relocated to the countryside, albeit temporarily, and other much older models, from Noh to ancient Greek theatre, also paved the way.
This talk will briefly trace key aspects of this theatre history, asking what made these pioneers move, what they sought, and what lessons we might learn from them for theatre-making today. How did other spaces and ‘new natural environments’ change training and acting, group dynamics, understanding of and encounters with an audience? Are such Romantic models still desirable and do artists still have such a choice? Or has choice now become urgent need in this age of mass migration?


A - E

7 – Catfish and the bottlemen

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Ain’t no Sunshine – Bill Withers

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

All of Me – John Legend

All the Small Things – Blink 182

Best of You – Foo Fighters

Blame – Calvin Harris

Blame It on Me - George Ezra

Budapest – George Ezra

Call On Me – Starley

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Cheap Thrills – Sia

Cheerleader – OMI

Chocolate - The 1975

Closer – Ne-Yo

Closer – The Chainsmokers

Closer – Miles Kane

Cool Kids – Echosmith

Country Song - Jake Bugg

Don’t Let me down – Chainsmokers

Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Don’t Wanna Know – Marron 5

Drops of Jupiter – Train

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Every Teardrop is A Waterfall – Coldplay

F - M

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

Hey Ya – OutKast

High and Dry – Radiohead

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

I Miss You – Blink 182

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith

I’m Yours – Jason Maraz

Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

Just Hold On Were Going Home - Drake

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

Let It Go - James Bay

Let Me Love You – Justin Bieber

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

Live Forever - Oasis

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Lonely Boy - Black Keys

Love My Life – Robbie Williams

Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Morning Glory – Oasis

Mr Brightside – The Killers

My Love – Jess Glynne

N - S

Naive – The Kooks

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

New Rules – Dua Lipa

No Diggity – Chet Faker

Of the night – Bastille

One Dance – Drake

Paris – The Chainsmokers

Payphone – Maroon 5

Photograph – Ed Sheeran

Pill in Ibiza – Mike Posner

Pomeii – Bastille

Raging - Kodaline

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Sexual – NEIKED

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

She’s So lovely – Scouting For Girls

Shine On – The Kooks

Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers

Sorry - Justin Bieber

Supersonic - Oasis

Starving – Hailee Steinfield

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

T - Z

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

Talk Tonight – Oasis

Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day

That’s Entertainment – The Jam

The Scientist – Coldplay

The Way I Tend To Be - Frank Turner

Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran

This is what you came for – Calvin Harris

This Love – Maroon 5

Titanium – David Guetta

Trap Queen – Fetty Wap

Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes

T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo

We Are Young – Fun

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

Wonderwall - Oasis

Yellow – Coldplay

Your Song – Elton John

Zombie – Jamie T