The Centre for Theatre and performance is delighted to welcome new staff member Yana Taylor. Yana comes to CTP with a wealth of experience as a researcher, dramaturg, teacher and performance maker. Building on her extensive background in movement, improvisation and theatre, Yana has been intimately involved in experimental performance, critically engaging with artists in Sydney over the last twenty years. In 2011/12 she worked as a dramaturg with physical theatre company, Strings Attached, Shopfront’s Arts Lab emerging artists and as an Australia Council JUMP mentor. She participated in Time_Place_Space 4 hybrid arts lab, chaired Western Sydney’s community-engaged company, Urban Theatre Projects (1998-2003), returning to perform in UTP’s site-specific piece for the Sydney Festival, The Last Highway (2008).
As one of makers of version 1.0′s multi-media and documentary theatre works since 2000, Yana worked as performance dramaturg on CMI [A Certain Maritime Incident] (2004), The Wages of Spin (2005) and This kind of ruckus (2010); as devisor/performer in Deeply offensive and utterly untrue (2007) and The Table of Knowledge (2011-12). In 2011 she conceived, performed in and created the screen work for the critically acclaimed performance installation, The Disappearances Project, which has continued to tour nationally and is currently programmed in the UK’s Brighton Festival this year. Also, The Disappearances Project is being re-imagined and produced by version 1.0 for broadcast on ABC radio. Her Phd research (Usyd) focused on the role body-based training practice played in the collaborative devising of new works by seminal contemporary performance groups in Australia.
She designed curricula and lectured in performance-making, actor education, movement, theatre theory and history at UWS, Nepean’s performance degree, at Macquarie University and taught in the Australian Film Television and Radio School’s post-graduate program for teachers of creative practice in higher education.
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