Dr Sarah Hopfinger is an artist-researcher and lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her research specialisms are:

  • performance and ecology

  • chronic pain and disability in performance and dance

  • (re)wilding performance

  • collaboration and devised performance

  • intergenerational practice

  • child and nontrained performers

Sarah has published and presented nationally and internationally on her research, with publications in journals such as Performance Research, Research in Drama Education (RiDE) and Studies in Theatre and Performance. See Publications for details.

She is currently carrying out a new practice-led research project, Ecologies of Pain, which explores how lived experiences of chronic pain can contribute knowledge about connecting and relating to wider ecological pain. Previous to this, her doctoral research explored how performance can be an ecological practice. See projects above for details.


Ecologies of Pain

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Performance (in) Ecology