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Exploring migration through live performance

Tom Bailey is UCL Geography Leverhulme Artist in Residence

Exploring migration through live performance

Tom Bailey, director of the theatre company The Mechanical Animal Corporation, is the new Leverhulme Artist in Residence, joining the UCL Geography Migration Research Unit (MRU) for 10 months.

Tom is a theatre maker and director who has developed work across the UK, and internationally in Egypt and Finland. He graduated in English at UCL in 2007 and has recently made theatre with refugees in the Good Chance theatre in the Calais 'Jungle'.

During his residency Tom will be researching and developing work exploring migration through live performance, building on his work in Calais.

He is developing a project called 'Zugunruhe'. This explores migration patterns in both humans and the natural world, and examines the cultural/political construction of a 'refugee'.

During his time in the MRU Tom will be meeting UCL Geography graduate and undergraduate students and staff, and running a series of workshops around his research. He will present a developmental performance of 'Zugunruhe' later in 2017.

Tom plans to meet staff and colleagues interested in his work and participating in his workshops, beginning on Monday 6th February from 2-4pm in the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies Common Ground.

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The Calais Jungle show


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