Performance Perspectives: A Critical Introduction

Performance Perspectives: A Critical Introduction


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ISBN-13: 9780230243460
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JONATHAN PITCHESis Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds,UK.He is the author of Vsevolod Meyerhold and Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting, and founding co-editor of Theatre Dance and Performance Training.

SITA POPAT is Head of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Leeds, UK.She is the author of Invisible Connections: Dance, Choreography and Internet Communities, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Figures.- List of Tables.- Notes on Contributors.- Foreword; M.Wallis.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction; J.Pitches.- PART I: BODY; Introduced and edited by A.Fenemore.- Any Body? The Multiple Bodies of the Performer; V.Ramirez Ladron De Guevera.- Some Body and No Body: The Body of a Performer; W.Houstoun.- Every Body: Performance's Other Bodies; A.Fenemore.- PART II: SPACE; Introduced and edited by S.Palmer.- Event-Space: Performance Space and Spatial Performativity; D.Hannah.- Scenographic Space and Place; L.A.Wilson.- Audience Space/Scenographic Space; S.Palmer.- PART III: TIME; Introduced and edited by T.Gardner.- Theatre, Technology and Time; S.Dixon.- Ghost Dance: Time and Duration in the Work of Lone Twin; G.Whelan.- The Lives and Times of Performance; T.Gardner.- PART IV: TECHNOLOGY; Introduced and edited by S.Popat.- Gaming and Performance: Narrative and Identity; J.Wood.- SwanQuake House 'Messing the System Up'; R.Gibson & B.Martelli.- Performance and Technology: The Myth of Disembodiment; S.Popat.- PART V: INTERACTIVITY; Introduced and edited by A.O'Grady.- Boalian Perspectives on Interactivity in Theatre; J.Somers.- Interactivity and the Work of Blast Theory; M.Adams.- Interactivity: Functions and Risks; A.O'Grady.- PART VI: ORGANISATION; Introduced and edited by C.Taylor.- Performance, Culture and Industry; R.Brown.- Organisational Agility and Improvisation; T.Greenstreet.- Performance, Organisation, Theory; C.Taylor.- Epilogue; J.Pitches.- Bibliography.

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As a tool to facilitate the orientation, critical grounding, analysis, and evaluation of performance work, this should be a set text for every theatre and performance course.' - New Theatre Quarterly

'This book is a guide and a map to key concepts that inspire the making and theorizing of performance. Re-imagining the borders that separate academics and practitioners, Performance Perspectives gives voice to multiple ways of thinking, observing, interconnecting, bridling, and creating.' - Lin Hixson, Professor and Chair, Performance Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA '

Pitches and Popat have constructed an invaluable resource for students and scholars of contemporary performance anywhere. Performance Perspectives provides new angles on the field and is ideally suited for use in the tertiary classroom.' - Edward Scheer, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia.

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