Ben Spatz is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield. He is the author of *What a Body Can Do: Technique as Knowledge, Practice as Research* (Routledge 2015) as well as shorter works published in both scholarly and artistic journals. Ben holds a PhD in Theatre from the City University of New York and was formerly a performer with the Gardzienice Theatre Association and a Fulbright Fellow at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw. He has performed and presented work in New York City at Abrons Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Movement Research Festival, Cave Soak Festival, United Solo Festival, and the Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium. Ben’s theoretical work applies social epistemology and critical realism to embodied practices in physical culture, performing arts, and everyday life. His current embodied research explores traditional Jewish paraliturgical songs through post-Grotowskian song-action.