Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

by N. Shaughnessy


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This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137525857
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nicola Shaughnessy is Professor of Performance at the University of Kent, UK. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of applied theatre, contemporary performance, autobiography and cognition and performance. She is the founder of Kent's Research Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance and led the AHRC-funded research project: Imagining Autism. Previous publications include articles on gender and theatre, a book on Gertrude Stein (2007) and a co-edited collection Margaret Woffington: Lives of Shakespearean Actors (2008). She is co-editor (with John Lutterbie) for the Methuen Performance and Science series and edited Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being (2013).

Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgements Preface: Applying Performance PART I: HISTORIES & CONTEXTS Setting the Scene: Critical and Theoretical Contexts Pasts, Pioneers, Politics Principles of Applying Performance PART II: PRACTICES Performing Lives Placing Performance Digital Transportations PART III: PARTICIPATION Unhappy Relations: Critiques of Collaboration Theme Park Hells: Incarcerations Participant Centred Pedagogy and the Affective Learning Environment: LIFT 2011 A Taste of Heaven: (Syn)aesthetics and Participatory Visceral Performance Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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