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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
OPEN CALL FOR WOMEN: STORIES ABOUT HAIRHair is a defining part of the female body and in many ways shapes our experience as a female being. This is an open call for women’s stories about hair. Your…Continue
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
Reading Butler: speculations on the limitations of Brecht
The focus of this article is on integrating the contributions made by Butler’s work to an understanding and expansion of performance and, in particular, what is called the Brechtian method. The following was written between 2008 and 2010 as part of my first thesis and rather than develop a purely theoretical formulation of any…
Call for Articles: The European Legacy’s Special Issue on the Legacy of Adorno’s Criticism in Aesthetics and Performance
Regarded as one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth-century, Theodor Adorno’s work ranges from cultural criticism, Marxism, and aesthetic theory to philosophy and sociology. A trained musician, his work demonstrates an unusual balance between theory and praxis, a combination that distinguishes him from many other critical…
COLÓQUIO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE FILOSOFIA DA PERFORMANCE, Fortaleza (Brasil) - Março de 2015 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Performance Philosophy, Fortaleza (Brazil) - March 2015Tema: Entre o Fora e a Fantasia na arte experimental de Jack Smith* (1932-1989) Topic: Between the Outside (le Dehors) and the Phantasy on experimental arts of Jack Smith (1932-1989)Eixo de propostas (ATÉ 30.jan/2015): Visual - Imaginação - Fantasia - Alquimia - Fantasma (Phantom) - Imagem - Encantamento - Fantástico…See More
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
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 on a project that uses his ideas about appropriation and the finitude of thought to read current discourse on intercultural performance (Fischer-Lichte, Knowles). I am hoping to find others who are interested in Nancy, and discuss how else you might find his work valuable for performance philosophy.…See More
Philosophy on Stage is a festival format at the edge of philosophy and arts.A main interest of of this format to do philosophy is to elaborate this precarious status of matter within the performance of an act to show that matter is not only a necessary condition to actually fulfill an act, but plays a significant role in determining the semantic meaning of it.Slogan of the last festival Philosophy On Stage #3 at House Wittgenstein in Vienna (sponsored by the Austrian Science Funds FWF TRP…See More
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
The aim of the group is to gather scholars living in France around the concept of "performance philosophy" to exchange, develop this field of study, and possibly create future events in French Universities. See More
Hopefully, there are people researching this phenomenon. I am starting this group in order to see if there is interest in the following questions/topics:What is the defining characteristic of street theatre?Is street theatre a political form of art? Is it only (conservative) entertainment or does it play a more interesting role?History of street theatre.The future of street theatre.Public spaces, communal spaces.Please join the group and share your research, ideas, publications and proposals!See More