Chris Baldwin

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Chris Baldwin is a performance director, curator and writer. He is presently Creative Director of Galway, European Capital of Culture 2020 (Ireland). Previously he was Curator of Interdisciplinary Performance for Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016 in Poland. Chris has become known widely for Teatro de Creacion (TdC) - an approach to making large scale performance designed for a place, about that place - itʼs history and relationship to local people and usually made in deep collaboration with the people of that place. He has directed widely in Spain, UK, Poland, Bulgaria and Germany and elsewhere. During 2011 and 2012 he wrote and directed two major pieces of work as part of the London Olympic Games celebrations; "The Way the Winds Blow” in Rutland and “Raise the Sky" for the Olympic Torch Celebrations. His play, Cosima, won  "Best Theatre Text" at the  FETEN international theatre festival, Gijon, Spain, and his play "Bright Angel" (written in collaboration with Bernd Kessler) has been performed in various  British and German theatres.  He has published various plays and books about theatre and the teaching of history in post authoritarian countries.  He has been Visiting Professor at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London and is also a Permaculture designer.  Click here for 2017 News.