' To stay still and to step aside, both pertain in the end to a method of performance, to play. So it is not surprising that on the impossible horizon of the anarchy of language, at that point where language tries to escape the power inherent in it, to escape its own servility, one finds something that relates to theatre. To indicate the impossible limit of language I have cited two authors : Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. Both of them write , nevertheless. But what was at sake for both of…Continue
Added by Patrick ffrench on October 17, 2012 at 20:33 — No Comments
To mark Caroline Bergvall's arrival as the incoming Judith E Wilson visiting fellow, there will be a special poetry event in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.
Monday 15th October, 8 pm.
Caroline Bergvall and Lisa Robertson will present and read from their work.
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Caroline Bergvall is a poet of…
Added by Drew Milne on October 12, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Gay McAuley's talk at the TFTS Department in Aberystwyth yesterday made me wonder about the worth of words.
She spoke of a 'wave of official apologies' that were happening across the globe and - if I remember correctly - that she deemed 'necessary'. Perhaps my issue is as much with the politics of such a gesture - the official apology - as with the word 'necessary'. Necessity indicates need, at least to me, especially since it stems from Latin, 'indispensable'. Is there a need for an…Continue
Added by Lara Kipp on October 11, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
Upon reading Pavis' 'Analyzing Performance' (p. 24: "theater lovers capable of feeling and understanding the sensations and movements of their own bodies, [...] the bodies of performers [...] as an auto-bio-graphy in its true sense..."; italics not mine) I wonder: How do we get there? Is practice (i.e. constant exposure to various forms of performance) enough? Do you need to train yourself to "perceiv[e] 'thought-in-action'"? It cannot depend upon the often referred to suspension of…Continue
Added by Lara Kipp on October 3, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Rogue Event Agency: Teh blog that does not take (a) place.
I have just submitted my Practice Research PhD (on the 31st August) and I am fortunate to be a long-standing Senior Lecturer in the Performing Arts Department at the University Of Chichester since 2003. I am also fortunate to be…Continue
Added by Andrew Wilford on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments