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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

to convoke the possible in its time

Started by Mónica Susana Vergara Málaga Jan 20. 0 Replies

"..In the face of the no sense and the dissonance between: a life – uncertain by nature- and consequently impossible to be predefined to inhabit and a society that follows the “common sense” and…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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The Dark Precursor -- International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research 2015 at Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium

November 9, 2015 to November 11, 2015
Dear all,I would like to bring the following event to your attention:Submissions are now open to DARE 2015, the first international conference addressing a possible productive alliance between the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and the field of Artistic Research.Closing date for submissions: July 1, 2015.See More
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A place for performative philosophers, performative social scientists, performative thinkers and researchers of all kinds who live in, come from or work in Germany to connect and get to know each other('s work)See More
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Amir Dekel joined Alice Koubová's group

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
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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
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Amir Dekel joined Clara Armand's group

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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Amir Dekel joined Nik Wakefield's group

Bergson, Duration and Performance

This group brings together those interested in the philosophy of Henri Bergson and performance.See More
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Amir Dekel joined Stuart Grant's group

Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
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May 18, 2015 at 10am to June 8, 2015 at 8pm
Aural Lighthouses Symposium & Exhibition at Santozeum Museum, in association with Performance Studies international presents,Gabriella Daris and Gustav…See More
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