Head of Performing Arts Ronan Paterson at the Asian Shakespeare Association conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

Haka operaHead of Performing Arts Ronan Paterson trying very hard (if a little unsucccessfully) to look graceful during a workshop in Haka Opera at the Asian Shakespeare Association conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Ronan, who has travelled all over the world speaking about, performing or directing Shakespeare’s plays, gave a paper at this prestigious event which drew participants from all corners of the globe. Teesside has a research partnership with Providence University in Taiwan, and is now involved in a research project on Manga versions of Shakespeare with Shirayuri College in Tokyo and Tsukuba University, also in Japan. Watch this space for news of an exciting event in the UK next year!