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PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Started by Laura Cull. Last reply by Stephen Wilmer Aug 6. 20 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

Performing Research event, Birmingham, 4 July

Started by Ed McKeon Jun 11. 0 Replies

BOOOM! Making Research Memorable is an event held at Birmingham City University on behalf of Midlands 3 Cities.It’s not just what you have to say, but how you say it that counts. Whether speaking at…Continue

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

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Ron Athey In Conversation with Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage)

Posted by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on July 31, 2015 at 20:00 0 Comments

Ron Athey. Incorruptible Flesh. Glasgow, 2006. Photo by Manuel Vason.

This recent conversation I have had with Ron Athey, one of the most outstanding…

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TWO BODIES IN SPACE | Durational Performance: The Quest of Authenticity in the VestAndPage Experience.

Posted by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on July 31, 2015 at 18:00 0 Comments

  VestAndPage. La Promenade du Sceptique. Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, 2011. Photo by Andrea Morucchio.

To the kind attention of anyone interested in the subjects of: durational…

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State of Encounter

Posted by Chris Frias on July 20, 2015 at 15:49 0 Comments

Cuando nadie pregunta qué es Estado de Encuentro lo que viene a mí es una decepción en lo que hacemos. Pero eso respondería el por qué mas no el qué.

Encontrar algo/alguien/alguno que satisfaga lo qué somos se vuelve más complicado en lo que…

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Latest Activity

Franziska Bork Petersen commented on Gary Banham's group Fashion and Performance
"Late, rather than never...A fashion article that appeared in Performance Research last year http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13528165.2013.908076#.VdRGnygfmPQ"
Tuesday
Profile IconJD Rudometkin and Michiko Kaneda joined Performance Philosophy
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Ben Hjorth joined Will Daddario's group
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Adorno

This group seeks to investigate the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno specifically as it relates to theatre and performance.See More
Monday
Stefanie Bauerochse joined Anna Street's group
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Genres of Dramatic Thought

The goal of this group is to qualify the dramatic terms of the affinity between philosophy and performance. By tracing the parallel between the forms that philosophical writing adopted and their corresponding dramatic visions, this group strives to demonstrate how the genre-specific relations between philosophy and drama reveal the respective role that suffering plays in the act of understanding.See More
Aug 22
Profile IconLorrayne Colares, Stefanie Bauerochse and Mimi Dobelle joined Performance Philosophy
Aug 20
Stefanie Bauerochse joined Clara Armand's group
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Intermedial Performance

This group will discuss a range of intermedial possibilities, transformations and/or issues at the interart juncture of live and recorded performance. We shall open up a forum to discuss the communicative systems of a range of art forms, which interact within the medium of performance. A media-saturated world has inevitably transformed traditional notions of performance and has inspired new perspectives and aspects of performance theory. The whole framing act of communication has been brought…See More
Aug 20
Stefanie Bauerochse joined Jonas Tinius's group
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Anthropology and Performance

This group seeks to focus and foster conversations by and about the relation between anthropology and performance. This can be in the form of anthropology as performance, performance as anthropology, or anthropology of performances or the performative. It could also be used to exchange literature, information about upcoming events, and general discussion. See More
Aug 20
Stefanie Bauerochse joined Stuart Grant's group
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Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
Aug 20
Stefanie Bauerochse joined James McNicholas's group
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Theatre and Philosophical Principles

Theatre practitioners have often underpinned their training and performance practices with principles. Those principles can often be defined and described as being philosophical in nature and focus. Obvious names are Grotowski, Gordon-Craig, Suzuki and Artaud, to name but a few.This group explores theatrical practices based around or culminating in philosophical principles, which often begin not as philosophy, but rather emerge from theatrical practice itself.See More
Aug 20
Profile IconSven Bjerstedt, Vanessa Rippe and Sofia Efstathiou joined Performance Philosophy
Aug 19
Profile IconJared Stanley and Tom Grimwood joined Performance Philosophy
Aug 15
Jonas Tinius commented on Jonas Tinius's group Anthropology and Performance
"Just published:Anthropology, Theatre, and Development: The Transformative Potential of Performance, edited by Jonas Tinius and Alex Flynn. 2015, Palgrave Macmillan. You can download the introduction 'Reflecting on Political…"
Aug 13
Brad Krumholz joined Stuart Grant's group
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Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
Aug 12
Brad Krumholz joined Alice Koubová's group
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Philosophy in Experiment

Philosophy in experiment is a group of researchers and actors of authorial theatre whose main aim is the cultivation of philosophical thinking, developed together with the cultivation of self-perception and expression. We are interested in the space of experiment, an open field, where experience returns to its foundation which consists of experimentation or trying out (experiri). Experience of this sort includes in itself the state of being moved by sense which does not give itself to…See More
Aug 12
Brad Krumholz joined James McNicholas's group
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Theatre and Philosophical Principles

Theatre practitioners have often underpinned their training and performance practices with principles. Those principles can often be defined and described as being philosophical in nature and focus. Obvious names are Grotowski, Gordon-Craig, Suzuki and Artaud, to name but a few.This group explores theatrical practices based around or culminating in philosophical principles, which often begin not as philosophy, but rather emerge from theatrical practice itself.See More
Aug 11
Profile IconAda Jaarsma, Carol Barreiro, Timothy Stock and 3 more joined Performance Philosophy
Aug 11

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