Faculty Profile

Anna Fenemore
Granada Artist-in-Residence

Anna is Artistic Director of UK Manchester based Pigeon Theatre, an all-women, experimental physical performance company, who have toured nationally and internationally, and who make site-specific performance work. Pigeon Theatre’s central research concern is in the formal structures of space, environment and architecture and the affect of these on the physical spectating experience.

Anna is also Lecturer and Programme Manager of the BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, Leeds University, UK, specializing in Practice-as-Research, physical performance, performer bodywork training, site-specific theatre and the politics of performance. Her research interests are spectating embodiment, performer bodywork training, multi-sensory immersive performance, performance and phenomenology and theories of performance space/place.

Anna also works as a performer, and is a regular performer for the anateresa project, The Chameleons Group, Fast and Dirty Theatre Collective, and in her own solo work. She has also collaborated on telematic performances with Paul Sermon and Steve Dixon.

As Granada Artist-in-Residence Anna will create a unique performance and food event, The Matter of Taste. This intimate, immersive and interactive event will attempt to address both the subjective and highly individual experience of ‘taste’ and the social redefining of what might be considered ‘good’ and ‘bad’ taste.


- Fenemore, A. (2007), “The Pleasure of Objectification: A Spectator’s Guide”, in On Objects: Performance Research 12:4, Routledge.

- Fenemore, A. (2007), “Dialogical Interaction and Social Participation in Physical and Virtual Performance Space”, International Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media, Intellect. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journalarticles.php?issn=14794713&v=3&i=1&d=10.1386/padm.3.1.37_1

- Fenemore, A (2006), “Ways of Working: Eight Things I Know Now that I didn’t Know Before”, chapter in Gough, Christie and Watt, Performance Cosmology. London: Routledge.

- Fenemore, A. (2003), “On Being Moved by Performance”, Performance Research 8:4, Routledge.



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