Dr Anna Fenemore

Dr Anna Fenemore


I am 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. I am also 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
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  • 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 researchers

<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://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>