CHRIS BALDWINperformance director, curator and writer
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Chris Baldwin is a performance director, curator and artistic director of CCD Productions.
He is known widely for Teatro de Creacion (TdC) and citizen-centred dramaturgy - approaches to making large scale performance designed for a place, about that place and made in deep collaboration with the people of that place. Chris is presently Artistic Director of big events for Kaunas2022 (European Capital of Culture, Lithuania), was Creative Director of Galway2020 (European Capital of Culture, Ireland) and previously Curator of Interdisciplinary Performance for Wroclaw2016 (European Capital of Culture, Poland). He was Cultural Coordinator for Piran4Istria2025 (Slovenia) in its recent shortlisted bid for the ECoC title. He directed two large scale performances as part of the 2012 London Olympics. Full details about his work you can find in the Projects section.
Chris Baldwin is an advisor to cities and rural spaces wishing to develop their cultural policies - in particular within a European context (European Capitals of Culture).
His PhD was awarded by the University of Kent. Articles, books and plays, he has written, are published in various languages and his new book on citizen-centred dramaturgy is due out in 2022 (Routledge). He regularly teaches and speaks at universities across Europe.
Chris is also a permaculture designer.