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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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TAKING POSITION | THE POLITICAL AND PLACE Experimental Course in Performance Studies

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TAKING POSITION  | THE POLITICAL AND PLACE Experimental Course in Performance Studies

Time: September 12, 2016 at 6:30pm to December 14, 2016 at 9:30pm
Location: baldio | performance studies, Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista, Rua das Gaivotas, n.º 8 | 1200-202 Lisboa, Portugal
Street: Rua das Gaivotas, 8
City/Town: 1200-202 Lisboa
Website or Map: https://baldiohabitado.wordpr…
Event Type: course
Organized By: baldio | performance studies
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2016

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with baldio | performance studies

Ana Bigotte Vieira, Ana Mira, Ana Riscado, Fernanda Eugénio, Joana Braga, Paula Caspão, Ricardo Seiça Salgado

TAKING POSITION | THE POLITICAL AND PLACE, Experimental Course in Performance Studies (ECPS) is designed as a proposal of encounter with-in study, a process of study for encounters to be, throughout the convergence of reading practices, discussion, research and experimentation: a three month course to experiment with tools, methodologies, issues, concerns, problems and limitations related to Performance Studies, in order to interrogate our present. Emphasizing the contingency of critical thought production, the course is characterized by a tight relation between the performative and the experimental, with a strong focus on the conversation between the several fields at stake: theatre, dance, music, performance, architecture, anthropology, philosophy, politics, history, critical theory, literature. It encompasses a continuous workshop intended as a common thread throughout the course, and three thematic axes.

Continuous workshop Problems in Performance Studies
Thematic Axes
1) Situated Urban Practices 
2) Language Incorporations 
3) The Archive as Gesture – Digital Crossings 

The Course is addressed to anyone interested in research issues and experimentations related to the field of Performance Studies.
Number of participants: 27
Total number of hours: 130
Registration: Full fee: 450 Euros. With grant: 300 Euros.
Deadlines: Registrations are open until September 5 2016. Please send your application to, with your name, a biographical note and a motivation letter (up to 400 words).
Grant: It is possible to be offered a 150-euro grant, to be deducted from the full fee of the course. To apply, please send a letter briefly explaining the reasons of your request (up to 300 words), and add it to your application.

Where & Organization:

baldio | estudos de performance
Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista
Rua das Gaivotas, 8 | 1200-202 Lisboa

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