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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
'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
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
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
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…
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…
BALADA CORPORAL - Part I: SOLID BODY, EMOTIONAL BODYTRAMPOLIM_ Platform for Live Art, curated by Marcus Vinicius.Homero Massena GalleryVitoria, Brazil2011BALADA CORPORAL is VestAndPage's 2010-11Performance cycle, consisting of four parts.It has been…
The course covers wide variety of topics dealing with theatrical, philosophical, cultural, political issues, as well as issues in the field of cognitive studies.We are exploring: identity politics and political consciousness,topics connected to performing genderdynamics of self identity and cultural identitythe politics of self-determination and self-determination disputes of political groupsidentity and political participationpolitical discourse genres, their structure and their performative…See More
"Dear Eve, dear Tony,
congratulations on your TAPRA project and the scheme of your September conference. I am particularly interested in Science & Performance methodological questions. I am a full professor at the Academy of Dramatic…"
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
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
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
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