The Senses in Performance

The Senses in Performance

by Sally Banes
     
 

This ground-breaking anthology is the first to be dedicated to assessing critically the role of the human sensorium in performance.

Senses in Performance presents a multifaceted approach to the methodological, theoretical, practical and historical challenges facing the scholar and the artist. This volume examines the subtle actions of the human senses

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This ground-breaking anthology is the first to be dedicated to assessing critically the role of the human sensorium in performance.

Senses in Performance presents a multifaceted approach to the methodological, theoretical, practical and historical challenges facing the scholar and the artist. This volume examines the subtle actions of the human senses including taste, touch, smell and vision in all sorts of performances in Western and non-Western traditions, from ritual to theatre, from dance to interactive architecture, from performance art to historical opera.

With eighteen original essays brought together by an international ensemble of leading scholars and artists including Richard Schechner and Philip Zarrilli. This covers a variety of disciplinary fields from critical studies to performance studies, from food studies to ethnography from drama to architecture.

Written in an accessible way this volume will appeal to scholars and non-scholars interested in Performance/Theatre Studies and Cultural Studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415281867
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Series:
Worlds of Performance Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     vii
Notes on contributors     viii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: the performance of the senses   Andre Lepecki   Sally Banes     1
Theory and practice     9
Rasaesthetics   Richard Schechner     10
Olfactory performances   Sally Banes     29
Unearthing kinesthesia: groping among cross-cultural models of the senses in performance   Deidre Sklar     38
Senses and silence in actor training and performance   Phillip B. Zarrilli     47
Making sense of food in performance: the table and the stage   Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett     71
History     91
Edible performance: feasting and festivity in early Tudor entertainment   Denise E. Cole     92
Incense & decadents: Symbolist theatre's use of scent   Mary Fleischer     105
Sensing realism: illusionism, actuality, and the theatrical sensorium   Stanton B. Garner Jr     115
Contemporary performance     123
Guiding somatic responses within performative structures: contemporary live art and sensorial perception   Stephen Di Benedetto     124
Containment + contamination: a performance landscape for the senses atPQ03   Dorita Hannah     135
Seeing nothing: now hear this...   Martin Welton     146
A doubly "environmental" sensorium: Omaha Magic Theatre's Sea of Forms   Maya E. Roth     156
Tangible acts: touch performances   Jennifer Fisher     166
Case studies     179
Performers, spectators, cannibals: making sense of theatrical consumption   Kerrie Schaefer     180
Indonesian theatre and its double: Putu Wijaya paints a theatre of mental terror   Cobina Gillitt     191
Artaud's anatomy   Allen S. Weiss     200
Index     209

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