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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11, 2020. 2 Replies

Hi.Hopefully all is well!The shorty is a suggestion to start an online conversation group to elaborate questions from theCovid-19 oriented period and Performance Philosophy?eg. Intra-Active Virome?…Continue

We all have the same dream?

Started by Egemen Kalyon Apr 2, 2020. 0 Replies

Hello, "We all have the same dream" is my project that aims to create an archive from the dreams of our era and reinterpret Jung's "collective unconscious" concepts with performance and performing…Continue

Circus and Its Others 2020, UC Davis CFP

Started by Ante Ursic Mar 15, 2020. 0 Replies

Circus and its Others 2020November 12-15University of California, DavisRevised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which…Continue

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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


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…




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Practice Research: At the intersections of thinking and doing

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Practice Research: At the intersections of thinking and doing

Time: December 7, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Street: Eton Avenue
City/Town: London
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Event Type: roundtable, discussion
Organized By: Amanda Stuart Fisher
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2016

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Practice Research: At the intersections of thinking and doing

A conversation between performance and philosophy


Wednesday 7th December 6 – 8pm

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


In his essay Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, in what appears to be an almost throw away comment, a moment in parenthesis, the philosopher Alain Badiou writes that ‘all thought is a practice, a putting to the test’ (Badiou 2002: 41).


In this roundtable discussion we pick up from Badiou’s parenthetical comment and consider the relationship between thinking and doing. While there have been many developments in the academy’s response to practice-as-research in recent years, in this discussion we hope to open up this debate further by examining the ethical dimensions of the relationship between thinking and performance which emerges in many different forms of performance making and practice-as-research. 


Drawing on some of the dialogues between philosophy and performance that have emerged in recent years, we consider what obligates us to act, how we might understand our responsibility towards others and what philosophy and practice research might reveal about relationships of care.



Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey

Tony Fisher, Reader in Theatre and Philosophy, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Maurice Hamington, Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University, Oregon and Visiting Fellow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

David Harradine, Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice and Co-Artistic Director of Fevered Sleep

Amanda Stuart Fisher, Reader in Contemporary Theatre and Performance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (convenor and chair).


This event is free, but booking is essential.


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