UWTSD’s Centre for Contemporary Performance Practices prepares for the students’ final-year performance, Unknown Pleasures: Making Belief on Thursday 11th June and Friday 12th June.


Unknown Pleasures, the innovative annual project, brings to the fore Wales’ finest artists in collaboration with fresh talent from UWTSD’s Centre for Contemporary Performance Practices.

Performing Arts CCPP 2015

This year, renowned director, choreographer and dancer Jo Fong is the director of Unknown Pleasures: Making Belief, leading the students through a performance based on experimental theatre.

Jo’s vast experience and knowledge in dance and performance will inspire and encourage the students of 2015 to continue, and develop experimental theatre practice, explore different performance techniques, and provide the students with an unforgettable experience and skills that will prepare them for future projects.  

This year, Unknown Pleasures: Making Belief embraces students’ creativity and the consequential unpredictability and risk that comes with being “creative”:

Making Belief is about what we were, what we are and what we may become. 

And it’s not always what we planned. It’s about dreams, hope and an immense, indefinable potential.

Making Belief sees past the marketing speak, the personal brand and the faking-it phase, past the Acclaimed, Accomplished, Established, Engaging, Exclusive, Inclusive, Innovative and the impossibly good looking.

In theatre we pretend, we make it up, we start and go with what we have.

We’ve got nothing to lose. A group of trained liars (actors) take to the stage…

We attempt to make it happen.

We could potentially do anything.

We could even dance! 

The two performances take place at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea. To celebrate the hard work and talent of UWTSD’s students you can purchase tickets for Unknown Pleasures: Making Belief via the website www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk or call 01792 602060 to book.