How We Teach Performance Art: University Courses and Workshop Syllabus

How We Teach Performance Art: University Courses and Workshop Syllabus

by Valentin Torrens Ed

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42 different approaches to transmit the generative source of creativity in live action by internationally experienced practitioners, teachers and theorists of performance art from 21 countries. 340 pages full of ideas, points of view, methodologies, sensitivities, exercises and proposals to enjoy live practice with deeper involvement immersion, knowledge and study. The book begins with a clarification of the terms used to name this practice and continues with the cultural introductions previously to the appearance of the performance as an artistic differentiated activity. To see the performance's creative nature and its relation with the game; its communicative qualities and his perception. It's followed by a report on previous books and publications related to the pedagogies of the performance. Later, a description of education affiliations, inside the pedagogic common tendencies of performance courses. An approach to courses and workshop's characteristics. It's begun with the syllabus and the comments of the university courses and continues with the workshops. Some teachers have sent a text on their relation to the performance; in those cases, it's placed before the description of the syllabus, in order to complement, from the subjective intimacy, our best comprehension of his work and his course. After the entire syllabus, there is a small biographical summary of the authors and bibliography on performance.

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ISBN-13: 9781478731948
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/10/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Huesca, 1951. Performance practitioner, theorist and teacher. Since 1990, he has performed widely about 30 countries on four continents, presenting his works as one-man actions in international festivals and exhibitions. Since 2000, he organizes the "Territorio Performance" inside the multi-disciplinary Periferias festival in Huesca; the Territoris Nomades in Barcelona, co-curetting editions of another encounter as "Performancear o morir" in México. Valentin has given many workshops of performance, and lectured on this subject in universities of several countries. In 2007 published "Pedagogía de la performance" (sold out)

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