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Aesthetics of Contemplation: Poetry Leaves

Posted by Jack Beglin on October 3, 2017 at 14:06 0 Comments

He met her in the foyer of a theatre, novel in her hand, clip board in his hand,

Market research on the tip of his tongue,…

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Playing with Virtual Realities - Introduction

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on September 25, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments

 

The project Playing with Virtual Realities takes place in the research group gamelab.berlin, at the Excellence Cluster an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Humboldt University of Berlin.

The project explores how VR-technology and the embodied practices of gaming and dancing enact and design imagination and perceptual experience. The project is a collaboration of gaming, dancing, VR design, philosophy of technology, embodied…

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Dance movement therapy contextualised within a Shambhala Buddhist Vision of Enlightened Society.

Posted by Jack Beglin on September 23, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

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This essay was written during my visiting scholarship to Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado U.S.A, August - December 2016. Naropa is a Buddhist inspired University founded in 1974 by…

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International University “Global Theatre Experience” The Ostrenko Brothers and Embodied Statues of the Psyche

Posted by Jack Beglin on September 15, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

ArtUniverse is an international arts agency created in 2006 in Great Britain with the mission;

‘ To develop transnational cultural collaboration and exchange between arts and culture workers, to strengthen international cultural links through artistic expression and to…

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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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