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Staging Moral Philosophy

Started by Matthew Hood. Last reply by Daniel W. Christmann Mar 15. 2 Replies

'Theatre was born out of a universal, irresistible attraction to the new and extraordinary, a desire to feel oneself put into a state of passion'.(Friedrich Schiller).Can our attraction to the "new"…Continue

Tags: Philosophy, Audience, Studies, Theory, Moral

Interested in Nancy?

Started by Claire Maria Chambers. Last reply by Bernard Roddy Mar 5. 1 Reply

This is just a general shout-out to see if I can connect with any other PP scholars interested in the work of Jean-Luc Nancy, especially his A Finite Thinking and Being Singular Plural. I'm working…Continue


Started by Laura Cull. Last reply by Antanas Obcarskas Jan 22. 19 Replies

The current version of the Performance Philosophy bibliography (which appears on the 'TEXTS' page of this website) is very much a work in progress.As it stands, it is clearly very partial and heavily…Continue

to convoke the possible in its time

Started by Mónica Susana Vergara Málaga Jan 20. 0 Replies

"..In the face of the no sense and the dissonance between: a life – uncertain by nature- and consequently impossible to be predefined to inhabit and a society that follows the “common sense” and…Continue

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Impossible Theatres

Posted by Hannah Lammin on April 15, 2015 at 11:00 0 Comments

The Impossible Theatres project intends to gather together a range of opinions on how best to contextualize, theorize and ultimately construct contemporary performance spaces. Below is an opening statement intended to initiate this process and we invite you to respond to it. Responses can be in the form of an open forum for comments, and a private channel for longer and more considered responses. The intention is to collate responses and to invite respondents to a working group meeting…


ORNAMENTING (force) an ECOLOGY of TRUST (form): Exploring Force and Form through Performance /Performativity

Posted by Elisabeth Belgrano on April 12, 2015 at 22:24 0 Comments

23 April, 2015, 


Faculty of Fine, Applied And Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg

 "Let them burn down the library in Alexandria. There are powers above and beyond papyri.…


63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers

Posted by AMAE/DEPINTO on March 31, 2015 at 12:32 0 Comments


63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers

deadline September 30th, 2015

After the launch of the project on Soundcloud, featuring Jean-Luc Nancy’s recorded voice reading his…


Kontrapunkt # 4 - Dance and Art at the Tel Aviv Museum

Posted by Lior Avizoor on January 22, 2015 at 20:46 0 Comments

Hi all,

please let me know if you're around. would love to see you there.


this is how it looked like last time:

The series Kontrapunkt brings together dance and visual art in…



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This group looks at the work of François Laruelle and its allied notion of non-standard philosophy. Specifically, it examines non-philosophies of all types as forms of performative thought, as well as Performance in particular as a non-standard philosophy.See More
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This group is open to all researchers interested in the work of Slavoj Žižek and its implications and applications for theatre and performance studies, as well as consideration of performance in relation to Žižek's study Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian idealism, and Marxian political economy.Work on the first edited collection to consider Žižek and Performance is underway, and we invite researchers to continue the conversation and propose new projects.See More
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This group is interested in the multiple relationships between music, performance, and philosophy. No particular methodology or intellectual tradition is emphasised: the purpose of the group is to further the understanding of philosophy in, and as music performance, and of music performance as philosophy.See More
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Summer Intensive: Performance Practices in Palermo, Sicily at Palermo, Italy

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Dear all,I would like to bring the following event to your attention:Summer Intensive: Performance Practices in Palermo, Sicily."This 6-day intensive immersive programme is open to diverse practitioners - performance makers, actors, dancers, musicians, composers, directors, live artists, teachers - who seek professional development, new collaboration, interdisciplinary experimentation and the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed artists, in the beautiful and inspiring city of…See More


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