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MA Performance

Posted by silvia battista on August 3, 2017 at 9:27 0 Comments

Dear all

Liverpool Hope University is now accepting applications for its new postgraduate programme in performance. I would appreciate if you could pass this information to any graduates who might be interested.

This MA programme offers an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on contemporary performance practice and research. It is primarily addressed to practitioners, curators and researches interested in performance as an expanded field of cultural and critical…

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OPEN CALL: Symposium Performance Philosophy School of Athens II

Posted by Stella Dimitrakopoulou on July 20, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

Athens, 23-24 September 2017

Performance Philosophy School of Athens II, is a two-day symposium, organised by Stefania Mylona and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, in association with the Performance Philosophy network. This year will focus on Performance Dance, performances of all kinds that stand in-between dance and performance art or more broadly the visual arts world. The symposium…

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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

Posted by Allen Alain Viguier on June 16, 2017 at 17:36 0 Comments

Object art is entirely processual and performative. No object preexists a perspective, a context and a participant-observer. The object post-object was not has been turned on its head, and turned inside out. A site dedicated to second order observation.…

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Notes on Performance art, the Body and the Political.pdf

Posted by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on March 12, 2017 at 15:54 0 Comments

For anyone interested, I have linked on my page profile at the voice 'texts' my curatorial and post event catalogue text of the 2nd Live art exhibition project Venice International Performance Art Week: Ritual Body-Political Body (Venice, 2014).

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Theatre and Philosophical Principles

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Theatre and Philosophical Principles

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.

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Comment by Pia Houni on June 5, 2017 at 18:23
Dear James, unfortunately I am not coming to Prague this summer. Thank you for replayd to my message. I will look at Zarill again and perhaps we could change thouhts more about this issue, which still interested me.
Comment by James Hamilton on June 5, 2017 at 17:53

Dear Pia, This is a very good question. I think it is complicated by the fact that many people draw a false distinction between acting and performing. It is perhaps better resolved by observing the distinction between theories that are normative -- what Zarilli has called "acting process theories" -- and those that are descriptive. If you are at the conference in Prague this year, you might find some of what I have to say about that helpful. (Look for the panel chaired by David Saltz.)

Best,

--Jim

Comment by Pia Houni on December 30, 2014 at 20:44

Dear people in this group! As you all know that ancient Greek philosophers constructed idea of 'good life'. Theatre and performance art today might looking the same direction, or does it? Did you find out any interesting theoretical statements from theorist, who mention or describes ideas of good life in their performance theories? I am trying to find some connection between these elements (like Yosi Oida create philosophy between buddhism and performing theories).

Happy New Year!

 

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