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Ildiko Rippel

Senior Drama and Performance Lecturer

Institute of the Arts

Contact Details

email: i.rippel@worc.ac.uk

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Ildiko is a performer, writer and lecturer. With her theatre company Zoo Indigo, she has devised and performed original performances since 2002. Through the use of humour and references to popular cinema, Zoo Indigo's work explores the accidental, anecdotal and autobiographical, with a focus on the innovative integration of new technologies, such as live video conferencing and projection mapping.

Ildiko’s approach towards lecturing is practice-led, teaching theory through play and performance workshops. She directs many of the department’s theatre productions, and focuses on devised work, which she creates in collaboration with the students.

Ildiko is currently completing a practice-based PhD at Lancaster University. Her research explores the performance of ‘the real’, involving live video connections to the performers’ sleeping children in Zoo Indigo’s performance Under the Covers (2009).

Ildiko formerly worked as a lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester (Drama and Performing Arts) and at Nottingham Trent University International College (Art and Design).

Qualifications

Lancaster University, PhD Theatre (Completion 2017)
University of Worcester, PGCert, 2014
Nottingham Trent University, MA Performance Art, 2005
De Montfort University, Leicester, BA Theatre, 2001
Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen (Germany), Intermediate Exams in Theatre and Philosophy, 1998

 

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Devising and Adaptation
    Devising innovative productions with the students, from existing texts, such as novels, films or play texts. For example in 2015 we adapted Tarantino films through the use of live cameras (and a lot of fake blood).  
  • Theatre and Digital Media
    Playfully and innovatively exploring technologies in theatre: live cameras, gaming, online performances, video editing and projection mapping.  
  • European Theatre Influential
    European movement based practices and physical theatre, specifically Pina Bausch’s dance-theatre. 
  • Contemporary Practice
    Innovative, challenging and cutting edge new performance work, explored through theory and practice. Solo work, autobiography, performance with food, digital practices.

Research Interests

  • New technology in contemporary performance
  • Autobiography in Performance
  • Walking as a performative practice
  • Audience interactivity
  • The performance of ‘the real’
  • Maternal performance and performance with family

Performance Works

Performance History

Performance Works       

2017
Celluloid Souls
Interactive multimedia Collaboration with media artist Barret Hodgson and musician Matt Marks
Commissioned: Derby Theatre, In Good Company
Premiere: 7 October 2017, Nottingham Playhouse
Funded by Arts Council England

2016
No Woman’s Land (Performance)
Multimedia Collaboration with media artist Barret Hodgson and musician Matt Marks
Work in Progress presented at Camden People’s Theatre, London
Commissioned: Derby Theatre, In Good Company; Premiere: November 2016
Funded by Arts Council England
Touring in the UK in 2017/2018

No Woman’s Land (Film)
By Tom Walsh in collaboration with Zoo Indigo
Premiered: Nottingham European Theatre Festival, June 2016
Touring to festivals in the UK 2016/2017

2015
No Woman’s Land (Research)
Autobiographical Performance Walk
Commissioned: Derby Theatre, In Good Company
Funded by Arts Council England

2012-2014
Blueprint

Multimedia theatre/science collaboration
Commissioned: Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham; premiere: 28 April 2012
Funded: Arts Council England
Touring in the UK in 2012/2013

Flat Out
Street Performance
Commissioned: hatch, Nottingham. Presented at Hazard, Manchester

2011
Circle Symphony
Site-specific durational project at Nottingham Playhouse; part of NEAT11 festival
Commissioned: Nottingham Playhouse
Funded: Arts Council England

2009-2012
Under the Covers
Multimedia performance
Collaboration with ventmedia
Commissioned: HATCH, Arts Council England
Premiered at Forest Fringe (Edinburgh);
Funded: Arts Council Englam

For previous work please visit the Zoo Indigo website


Publications and Conferences

Publications

Publications

‘Maternal ruptures/raptures – leakages of the Real’ (2017) Performance Research Vol. 22, No. 4 (Forthcoming: August 2017)

‘Constructing Performance’ (2016) The Drawing Board, online.

‘Fantasizing Motherhood’ (2016) Live Art and the Maternal (Study Room), LADA, online.

‘This is now, this is Live’ (2011) Body, Space and Technology Journal, online.

Conference Presentations

No Woman’s Land (Performance Lecture)

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH (IFTR) conference Universidade de São Paulo (USP), July 2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND TRANSNATIONAL SOCIETIES Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, February 2016

Blueprint/Fragments (Performance Lecture)

THE BODY IN 20TH CENTURY THEATRE Conference De Montfort University, June 2013

A PLACE, A SPACE Conference University of Worcester, 21.06.2012

This is Now, this is Live (Performance lecture)

PLAY-PERFORM-PARTICIPATE.
Bi-annual Conference of the International Society for Intermedial Studies
Utrecht University, April 2015

CINEMA IN THEATRE
International Conference, University of Lyon 2, December 2014

JOURNEYS ACROSS MEDIA (JAM)
University of Reading, March 2010

(RE)PERFORMING THE POSTHUMAN
University of Sussex, Brighton, May 2010

DRHA CONFERENCE
Brunel University, September 2010

PERFORMING PRESENCE – FROM THE REAL TO THE VIRTUAL
University of Exeter, March 2009


Professional Bodies

Membership of Professional Bodies

International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), member of Intermediality working group

The Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA), member of New Technologies working group