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Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

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We are pleased to announce the launch of issue #03 of …Continue

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary ApproachInstitute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)December 5-6, 2019Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)Since the…Continue

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Announcing the Performance Philosophy Crowdfunding Campaign!

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Posted by Anirban Kumar on October 20, 2019 at 22:01 0 Comments

Smolded through ages as lifeless form

Utterly colorful and yet chaotic

A life born out of debt as symbiotic

Caged in green lush, more or less as a unique…


Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…


The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )

see below!




The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …


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Editor in Chief  Contemporary Performance Website,
a resource for artists, scholars and audiences. The term Contemporary Performance is used to describe hybrid performance works and artists that travel between the fields of Experimental Theatre & Dance, Video Art, Visual Art, Music Composition and Performance Art without adhering to one specific field’s practice.

John Wells Visiting Professor in Directing,Carnegie Mellon University
Guest professor for the masters candidates in the MFA directing program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Adjunct Professor, Bern University of the Arts
Taught a 6 week course in technology and performance. Final project was presented with a mix of students from the Bern University of the Arts and professionals from Turin, Italy as part of the Prospettiva 2010 Festival

Caden Manson founded Big Art Group in 1999 with the dual purposes of creating a dynamic, vital performance group that would assemble a unique range of artists in the creation of a contemporary language for the stage; and of contributing an uncompromising, relevant and original body of work to the local, national and international performance stage. Big Art Group has produced 12 original works. In these pieces Mr. Manson invented the integrated spectacle Real-Time Film, a hybrid of film and theatre in which actors recombined formal ideas of performance through the use of simultaneous presence on stage and for live video using complex task based choreography, digital puppeteering, cinematic framing and delivery of dense texts.

In Mr. Manson's 13 year history creating original performance pieces with Big Art Group, the company and its work have grown from a small New York performance group to an internationally prominent and critically recognized ensemble with reviews and critical articles in performance literature (PAJ, Yale Theater Magazine, TDR, Theatre Heute), grants from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arts International, MAP Fund, Greenwall, Etant donnes and multiple invitations and coproduction support from leading presenters of experimental performance (Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Festival d"Automne a Paris, Vienna Festival, deSingel Antwerp, REDCAT, PICA and Kampnagel). Mr. Manson curates the online global performance network with a current membership of 4200 creators from around the world. He has also lectured and taught at UC Berkley, L'École des beaux-arts de Toulouse, Cal Arts, CUNY Brooklyn, Hamburg University International Academy, Carnegie Mellon, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and University of The Arts Bern.

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