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Staging Moral Philosophy

Started by Matthew Hood Feb 23. 0 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

Who is interrested by a french philosophical artist?

Started by pascal lievre Feb 20. 0 Replies

Hi, I discover your website this morning and find your What now 2014 project.My name is Pascal Lièvre.I am an artist  doing for a few years  Philosophical aerobics, philosophical catwalk and musical…Continue


Started by Laura Cull. Last reply by Kiff Bamford Feb 6. 16 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

broken heart syndrome

Started by Savannah Dalcourt. Last reply by Andres Leon-Geyer Jan 23. 5 Replies

Giselle comes to mind, of course, but are there any other performance pieces which highlight death from a broken heart?Continue

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Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics

Posted by James Hamilton on March 14, 2014 at 17:03 0 Comments

In memory of Selma Jeanne Cohen, the American Society for Aesthetics established a $1000 biennial prize in dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance. Begun in 2008, the next prize will be for a critical article or book of distinction published in English in the biennium from July 2012 to June 2014.
The prize winner will be selected by a committee of three members appointed by the President of the ASA and will be notified by September 2014.The award will be…

Four scores for a Performance Philosophy conference

Posted by Hamish MacPherson on March 9, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

Produced in response to Performance Philosophy: The Young, an international postgraduate conference at the university of Groningen 7-8 February 2014.…


Performance Philosophy School of Athens

Posted by Stefania Mylona on March 7, 2014 at 11:54 0 Comments


Performance Philosophy School of Athens, a two-day symposium of lectures, workshops and performances organized by Stefania Mylona in collaboration with Michael Klien to be held 10.00-21.00 Saturday 15th and 11.00-19.30 Sunday 16th March 2014 at Ε.Δ.Ω. in Keramikos and in association with Performance Philosophy invites artists and scholars interested in the relationships of performance and philosophy to participate. Entrance is free so there…


Latour's Investigation into Modes of Existence and Performance Philosophy

Posted by Aline Wiame on February 20, 2014 at 18:27 0 Comments

Dear all,

As a collaborator of Bruno Latour’s AIME team and as a member of the PP network, I have posted a contribution about performance philosophy ([leading]=COM&c[slave]=VOC&i[id]=#cont-11608&i[column]=COM&s=0) on the website of « An Inquiry into…



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PSi Performance & Philosophy Working Group

Founded in 2008, this working group was proposed to encourage debate and collaboration between members of Performance Studies international (PSi) who have in common their engagement in Philosophy as it intersects with Performance Studies.See More
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TaPRA Theatre Performance & Philosophy

The focus of the group’s activity is the examination of any aspect of theatre and performance through philosophical frameworks. Ever since Aristotle’s Poetics in the West, and Natyashastra in what is now South Asia, philosophy has played a major role in relation to theatre, both in explaining the phenomena associated with theatre and in influencing theatre practice and theory. Besides examining the often overlooked historical links between philosophy and theatre in the works and plays of given…See More
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Interacting with the inner partner as philosophical inspiration

The theater-reflective practise of Interacting with the inner partner is being developped in the intertwinning with the philosophical thinking in the frame o...
Apr 10
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Call for papers "Ethics of play" at Prague, Czech Republic

November 18, 2014 to November 20, 2014
 The conference’s goal is to open a discussion on the mutual resonances and confrontations among different approaches to what could be called the Ethics of play. These approaches use play as an essential framework, ontological model, or the very form of reality in which ethics may be approached, structured, manifested or achieved.The notion of play is pervasive in contemporary philosophy. To mention but a few manifestations, Heidegger, in Einleitung in die Philosophie, considered the…See More
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ORIGIN: PREVIEW SHOW from StudioZero on Vimeo.


Video from preview showings of ORIGIN at PS1, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre London, June 9-10 2013. The final performance took place at BuildingBloqs, Walthamstow, London, September 27, 2013 This piece explores the…
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Laruelle and Performative Philosophy

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
Apr 8
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Mad Theory: A Performance Philosophy Symposium at Madison Public Library, Central Branch, Room 301

April 12, 2014 from 9:30am to 6:30pm
MAD THEORY: A Performance Philosophy SymposiumSaturday, April 12th, 9:30am – 6:30pmMadison Public Library Central Branch, Room 301MAD THEORY is an experimental and dynamic time and space to demonstrate and discuss exciting new work.  The symposium will feature diverse approaches to performance and philosophy:  lecture performances, experimental talks, live art, interactive installations, roundtable discussions, durational work, and hybrid theory-practice sessions.More info here: …See More
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