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Hey, Contemporary Performance Network.I've started a new Performance Art Channel on Vimeo--there were a couple, but they're not very active.If you have a Vimeo account please follow the channel…Continue
Dear friends,I am using the forum to announce that the Educational Journal of Philosophy, published by the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria is gathering papers for our third volume this…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
I was born and raised in Germany where I studied music and dramatic arts. I worked for many years as a theatre director in Germany, but in 1994 I followed an inner impulse and moved to Athens, Greece. I now work in Greece as a theatre director and acting teacher at several drama schools.
I have always considered Greece the birthplace of western theatre, and Athens seemed like the right place to research the universal theatrical language and perhaps to discover the secrets behind the…
(This paper was delivered 4th September 2014 to the Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group the TaPRA Conference hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London)
The underlying question of this paper is whether there is a difference of degree or kind between a failure that has been composed or imposed. Perhaps the composed failure is a representation of failure that relies upon the success of the composition and the skill of the audience, whereas the imposed failure…
Science Fiction Studies has relied on performance theory in order to define itself. For instance, the 'father' SF studies, Darko Suvin, relied on Brecht in the development of his definition of SF as the literature of cognitive estrangement. Later, Carl Freedman wrote of the effect that SF performs on the reader. And, more recently, China Miéville draws from Austin in order to make a point that SF is 'something done with language by someone to someone' and then flirts with Stanislavski by…See More
This group is open to all researchers interested in the work of Slavoj Žižek and its implications and applications for theatre and performance studies, as well as consideration of performance in relation to Žižek's study Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian idealism, and Marxian political economy.Work on the first edited collection to consider Žižek and Performance is underway, and we invite researchers to continue the conversation and propose new projects.See More
You are warmly welcome to VIDEOS FOR DANCERS, an expanded cinema event focusing on the kinesthetic aspect of moving images. Conceived by movement and performance artist Rania Khalil, Videos for Dancers emerges from a personal archive of previously unused video footage made in Egypt and Palestine during the years 2007-2012. Videos for Dancers explores moving image kinesthetically using nature and object based images to expand the boundaries of what is traditionally considered dance. Looking…See More
I was born and raised in Germany where I studied music and dramatic arts. I worked for many years as a theatre director in Germany, but in 1994 I followed an inner impulse and moved to Athens, Greece. I now work in Greece as a theatre director and acting teacher at several drama schools.I have always considered Greece the birthplace of western theatre, and Athens seemed like the right place to research the universal theatrical language and perhaps to discover the secrets behind the artistic…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
MARXISM AND PERFORMANCEDespite efforts to declare the Grand Narrative of Marxism dead, at this time of crisis the need for performance based on a clearly defined progressive agenda underpinned by a clear philosophy is paramount. Anyone interested in exploring Marxist focused reponses in and to eprformance is invited to join this group. 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