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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


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

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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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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
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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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'n-1' Li-E Chen’s Work-in-progress Presentation #1: thinking. space. silence at Senate House, Room 261, University of London

August 8, 2015 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Hosted by Prof. Nathan Widder (Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London) London-based, interdisciplinary artist and director Li-E Chen will be presenting the conceptual ideas behind her work-in-progress 'n-1' (2015 - 2016). The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The project’s public programme of events includes walks, conversations, presentations, workshops, actions and digital…See More
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