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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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Blog Posts

"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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Forum Discussions (47)

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Postdramatic Theatre and Form (Reminder)

With apologies for cross-posting! Postdramatic Theatre and FormCall for SubmissionsEditors: Shane Boyle, Matt Cornish, Brandon WoolfEmail: …

Started by Matt Cornish

0 Apr 7, 2016


The current version of the Performance Philosophy bibliography (which appears on the 'TEXTS' page of this website) is very much a work in p…

Started by Laura Cull

23 Apr 7, 2016
Reply by Antanas Obcarskas


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE USES OF UTOPIA____________________________________________26 June 2016, Clare College, University of CambridgeA SYM…

Started by Naomi Woo

0 Apr 6, 2016

Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group : Call for Papers

The co-convenors are delighted to issue a call for papers for the forthcoming conference at the University of Bristol in September on any…

Started by Fred Dalmasso

0 Apr 4, 2016

Theodor Adorno

An account of my first discovery of Adorno may be unusual but may also lead straight into the heart of his thinking better than straight ph…

Started by Felix de Villiers

9 Mar 18, 2016
Reply by Felix de Villiers

CFP: Coming to Terms with Film-Philosophy

CFP: COMING TO TERMS WITH FILM-PHILOSOPHY “Coming to Terms with Film-Philosophy” Conference plus Special Event and Masterclass with Alain B…

Started by Scott Birdwise

0 Mar 4, 2016

Staging Moral Philosophy

'Theatre was born out of a universal, irresistible attraction to the new and extraordinary, a desire to feel oneself put into a state of pa…

Started by Matthew Hood

6 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Felix de Villiers

Postdramatic Theatre and Form (CFP

Postdramatic Theatre and FormCall for SubmissionsEditors: Shane Boyle, Matt Cornish, Brandon WoolfEmail: postdramatictheatre@gmail.comPostd…

Started by Matt Cornish

0 Feb 10, 2016

Theatre as Critique Congress of the Society for Theatre Studies, Frankfurt and Gießen, 3.-6. November 2016

Theatre as Critique Congress of the Society for Theatre Studies, Frankfurt and Gießen, 3.-6. November 2016 Organisers: The Institute for Ap…

Started by Alexandra Pazgu

0 Feb 3, 2016

The Delicate Dangers of Counting Sheep - Event

Hello! I just posted here a Berlin event, but I can't figure out where it can be seen, as I'm a novice of this site. Allow me to share the…

Started by Ioana Popovici

0 Jan 10, 2016


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