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Ian Watson is Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media as well as the Coordinator of the Theatre Program. He is the author of Towards a Third Theatre: Eugenio Barba and the Odin Teatret (Routledge, 1993, 1995) and Negotiating Cultures: Eugenio Barba and the Intercultural Debate (Manchester University Press, 2002). He edited Performer Training Across Cultures (Harwood/Routledge, 2001). He has contributed chapters to over a dozen books, and published numerous articles in journals such as New Theatre Quarterly, About Performance, The Drama Review, Issues in Integrative Studies, The Latin American Theatre Review, Asian Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, and Gestos. He is an Advisory Editor for New Theatre Quarterly, Theatre, Dance and Performer Training, and About Performance.

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Handel and Haydn Society Announces 2023-24 Season

The Handel and Haydn Society announces its 2023-24 season, the first under new Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen. Cohen is just the 15th to hold that position in Handel and Haydn Society's 209 years and has selected an eclectic group of works for the season's eleven concerts.

VIDEO: First Look at LIFT at Southwark Playhouse

Gartland Productions and producer Chris Maguire have released the trailer for LIFT, which is currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse until Saturday 18th June 2022. 

Eight H+H Premieres & More Announced for Handel and Haydn Society 2022-23 Season

The Handel and Haydn Society has announced its 208th consecutive season, the most of any performing arts organization in the country.

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for LIFT

Gartland Productions has announced the cast of LIFT, opening at Southwark Playhouse  on Friday 13th May 2022. Leading the company, X Factor finalist Luke Friend He/Him (Footloose, American Idiot) will play the role of Busker. He will be joined by West End star Hiba Elchikhe She/Her (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Fiver), playing the role of Secretary.

British Musical LIFT Returns To London in Summer 2022

LIFT will be returning to London in Summer 2022. Tickets are on sale now. Directed by Dean Johnson He/Him (Godspell, BKLYN, Dogfight) with Musical Direction and new arrangements by Sam Young He/Him (White Christmas, The Man in the Ceiling), this brand-new production of LIFT, music and lyrics by Craig Adams and book by Ian Watson, will run at the Southwark Playhouse from Friday 13th May 2022 until Saturday 25th June 2022.

Handel and Haydn Society To Perform Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

The Handel and Haydn Society has just added new concerts to the 2021-22 season with the dazzling, inventive, and inspired Brandenburg Concertos at NEC's Jordan Hall February 4, 5, and 6, 2022; all performances will be at 7:30 pm.

Celebrate The Holidays With The Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony's 2021 holiday season presents  beloved annual traditions, seasonal hallmarks, exciting new performances, and a family-friendly  Christmas movie with the Oscar-nominated score performed live to the complete film.  

Charlotte Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season

The Charlotte Symphony’s (CSO) 2021–22 season will celebrate three major milestones: a return to live and in-person concerts following a season away; the Symphony’s 90th anniversary; and Christopher Warren-Green’s valedictory season as Music Director, after twelve seasons on the podium.

SIX Producers Set Deal with Broadway Licensing for New Musicals

New musical production company Perfect Pitch and worldwide theatrical licensing house Broadway Licensing have today announced a new partnership that will see the commission, development, production and licensing of four new British musicals, as 7 existing Perfect Pitch titles join the Broadway Licensing catalogue.

Handel And Haydn Society Presents THE MAGIC OF TELEMANN

The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate the extraordinary creative abilities of one of the most prolific composers of the 18th century with The Magic of Telemann. The streaming concert will feature three works by Telemann as well as a special sonata by violinist and composer Johann Georg Pisendel.

Handel and Haydn Society Celebrates Mozart, CPE Bach and Friends as Spring Streaming Season Continues

The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate one of the most dynamic periods in the history of music with Mozart, CPE Bach, and Friends. H+H Associate Conductor Ian Watson will direct the streaming concert which was recorded at Cary Hall in Lexington, MA.

Handel And Haydn Society Continues Spring Streaming Concerts With GLORIES OF THE BAROQUE: VIVALDI

The Handel and Haydn Society is set to celebrate one of the Baroque period's greatest composers with Glories of the Baroque: Vivaldi. Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky will direct the performance, which will feature three works by Vivaldi, including a cantata with countertenor Reginald Mobley, recently appointed as H+H's programming consultant.

Handel and Haydn Society Spring Streaming Season Begins with THE MAGIC OF HANDEL

The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate The Magic of Handel with an online concert January 26, 2021. The concert will feature four of H+H’s principal musicians performing works by the great Baroque composer.

Handel and Haydn Society Announces Spring Streaming Season

The Handel and Haydn Society will bring seven new performances to audiences across the globe as part of its 2020-21 Season. Streaming online for registered users, H+H will offer performances of classic works by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and others, as well as a new work commissioned by H+H.

Handel and Haydn Society to Celebrate the Season with A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate the holiday season with a special performance of A Baroque Christmas. Led by H+H Principal Keyboard and Associate Conductor Ian Watson, members of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra will perform works by Dall'Abaco, Charpentier, Biber, Torelli, and Telemann.

The Handel And Haydn Society And GBH Partner To Offer HANDEL'S MESSIAH FOR OUR TIME

Handel's Messiah, one of the most beloved holiday traditions, begins with the phrase “Comfort ye my people.”  In a year when people need comfort more than ever, GBH and the Handel and Haydn Society today announced a collaboration to create a transformative take on the holiday tradition for television and video streaming. “Handel's Messiah for Our Time” will premiere on GBH 2 on December 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. and stream on YouTube, Facebook, wgbh.org, classicalWCRB.org, and handelandhaydn.org.  

Handel and Haydn Society To Showcase Glories Of The Baroque

The Handel and Haydn Society will feature the Glories of the Baroque with a special streaming concert on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Led by concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, H+H acclaimed musicians will perform works by Corelli, Muffat, and Handel.

Handel and Haydn Society Moves 2020-21 Season Online

The Handel and Haydn Society today announced major changes for the 2020-21 Season. Following the closure of Symphony Hall, and the ongoing health directives from the Governor's and Mayor's offices, H+H is moving the rest of its season online.

Handel and Haydn Society To Celebrate The Magic Of Vivaldi

Continuing to deliver the historically informed performances audiences have come to expect from H+H even during this pandemic, the Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate the magic of Antonio Vivaldi with a streaming concert featuring three works from the Italian Baroque composer.

Handel and Haydn Society Announces New Streaming Concerts

The Handel and Haydn Society announced it will offer five new streaming concerts throughout the fall featuring select H+H musicians performing works by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and more.

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