Dr Anna Fenemore

Dr Anna Fenemore


Anna is Associate Professor in Contemporary Theatre and Performance with teaching expertise in physical and devised performance and research interests in spectating embodiment, performance and cognition, theories of performance space/place, performance and food, and performance and death. Artistic Director of Manchester-based Pigeon Theatre. Pigeon Theatre are a contemporary performance company specialising in experimental and interactive works that incorporate non-traditional spaces and shared intimacies between performer and audience. Pigeon have been making and touring innovative theatre since 2001. In spring 2012 the play-texts of Pigeon Theatre's critically acclaimed show The Rehearsal (a trilogy) were published by Intellect. I also work as a performer on solo projects and also for Plane Performance, The Chameleons Group, Fast and Dirty Theatre Collective, and collaborate with Teresa Brayshaw and Swen Steinhauser on the anateresa project. As a performer, I have also collaborated on telematic performances with Paul Sermon and Steve Dixon.


Research interests

  • Spectating embodiment
  • Performer bodywork training
  • Multi-sensory immersive performance (in particular smell and performance)
  • Performance and phenomenology
  • Theories of performance space/place
  • Performance and Death
  • Food and Performance
  • Performance and Cognition
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD: The Pigeon Project: A Study of the Potential for Embodied Praxis in Spectating, MMU Cheshire
  • MA Performance Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama
  • BA (Hons) Drama, University of Wales Aberystwyth

Student education

I have teaching expertise in physical and devised contemporary performance, research methods/methodologies, contemporary performance practice and collaborative practices.

Research groups and institutes

  • Audience, Engagement & Experience
  • Bodies & Performance

Current postgraduate research students

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>