top of page



- A two-day workshop led by Bill Aitchison, May 17-18

The workshop will introduce some elements of site-sensitive performance in city space, an approach to performance making that Bill Aitchison has developed over several years in many countries. The participants will share stories with one another and explore the urban space around Institute For Provocation. They will be shown ways in which these stories can be told in the streets and how the streets have their own characters and qualities that can be used when developing performances out of doors. The group will trace paths though the neighbourhood and experiment with different ways to lead spectators through the city making the experience of this journey into a performance in its own right.

The workshop can accommodate people coming from different disciplines and levels of experience. What is important is an interest in the city itself, how to use it as a site for performance and a willingness to experiment. Participants will mix practical exercises with discussion and should be able to commit for both days.

Bill Aitchison is an inter-disciplinary performance artist who has presented his work in galleries, theatres and festivals in Europe, Asia, America and The Middle East. He holds a practice-based PhD from Goldsmiths College is published in several languages, has worked in radio and is associate research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.

More information about Bill Aitchison in the latest issue of TimeOut Beijing, read the article here:

IFP is now accepting registrations for participants, if you want to join please write to

The workshop be given in English with Chinese translation.

Participation fee: 150 RMB for two days.

Working time is 10-6 and lunch is provided.

bottom of page