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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11. 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. 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. 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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Time: October 5, 2018 at 7pm to October 6, 2018 at 10pm
Location: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB London
Street: 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB
City/Town: London
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Event Type: performance, dance, spoken, words, hybrid, forms
Organized By: Lisa Alexander
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2018

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Event Description

In the midst of rapid change, polarisation and crises of social imagination locally and globally, small acts of imagination and friendship become radical interventions. TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU is an urgent gathering of love and dissent that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through performance and assembly, and through the action, idea or form of a love letter. 

A critical mass of over twenty artists from the UK, mainland Europe and beyond come together in a programme of performed responses over two evenings including commissioned work with artists travelling from Athens, Paris, Chicago and within the UK to perform. 

Line- up for Friday 5 October

Brian Catling and David Tolley, Tim Etchells (video short), Catherine Hoffmann, Mikhail Karikis (video short), Claire MacDonald, Jenny Moore, Ivana Müller, Daniel Oliver 
Florence Peake, Maria Sideri

Line-up for Saturday 6 October

Kate Adams, Dean Atta, Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, Season Butler, Robin Deacon, Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, Brian Lobel, Marikiscrycrycry, Erica Scourti (video short), Nikki Tomlinson


All works up to 15 minutes in length. Further artists to be announced.

This two day programme builds on Love Letters to a (Post)Europe at Bios, Athens in which 26 artists created short works in response to a provocation at the close of 2015. A selection of these works also forms part of the 2018 programme to be witnessed in the UK for the first time and some for the first time as live performance.

Responses span the spectrum of performance and the letter form including dance, text, spoken word, song and experimental hybrid forms.

"Love Letters to a (Post)Europe connects artistic practice and intervention with solidarity, as a mode of visibility."
– Diana Damian Martin, Exeunt Magazine 2015 

On 4 October, Live Art Development Agency are hosting the launch of the 'TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU' book, with an evening of discussion and open letters. Find out more online.

Curation: Lisa Alexander 
Production: Lisa Alexander and Alessandra Cianetti

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Supported by Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin and Counterpoints Arts.

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