The Twentieth-century Performance Reader

Author: Michael Huxley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 465

View: 294

This selection of forty seminal texts, written by over thirty practitioners from around the world encourages performance to be considered across and between disciplines rather than presenting an historical survey.

The Twentieth Century Performance Reader

Author: Michael Huxley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Industria del espectáculo

Page: 421

View: 715

This selection of forty seminal texts, written by over thirty practitioners from around the world encourages performance to be considered across and between disciplines rather than presenting an historical survey.

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Author: Teresa Brayshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 614

View: 856

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners. This is the follow-on text from The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader, which has been the key introductory text to all kinds of performance for over 20 years since it was first published in 1996. Contributions from new and emerging practitioners are placed alongside those of long-established individual artists and companies, representing the work of this century’s leading practitioners through the voices of over 140 individuals. The contributors in this volume reflect the diverse and eclectic culture of practices that now make up the expanded field of performance, and their stories, reflections and working processes collectively offer a snapshot of contemporary artistic concerns. Many of the pieces have been specially commissioned for this edition and comprise a range of written forms – scholarly, academic, creative, interviews, diary entries, autobiographical, polemical and visual. Ideal for university students and instructors, this volume’s structure and global span invites readers to compare and cross-reference significant approaches outside of the constraints and simplifications of genre, encouraging cross-disciplinary understandings. For those who engage with new, live and innovative approaches to performance and the interplay of radical ideas, The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader is invaluable.

The Twentieth Century Performance Reader

Author: Teresa Brayshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 514

View: 920

The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader has been the key introductory text to all types of performance for over fifteen years. Extracts from over fifty practitioners, critics and theorists from the fields of dance, drama, music, theatre and live art form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners. This carefully revised third edition offers focus on contributions from the world of music, and also privileges the voices of practitioners themselves ahead of more theoretical writing. A bestseller since its original publication in 1996, this new edition has been expanded to include contributions from: Bobby Baker; Joseph Beuys; Rustom Bharucha; Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker; Hanns Eisler; Karen Finley; Philip Glass; Guillermo Gómez-Peña; Matthew Goulish; Martha Graham; Wassily Kandinsky; Jacques Lecoq; Hans-Thies Lehmann; George Maciunas; Ariane Mnouchkine; Meredith Monk; Lloyd Newson; Carolee Schneemann; Gertrude Stein; Bill Viola. Each extract is fully supplemented by a contextual summary, a biography of the writer, and suggestions for further reading. The volume’s alphabetical structure invites the reader to compare and cross-reference major writings on all types of performance outside of the constraints and simplifications of genre, encouraging cross-disciplinary understandings. All who engage with live, innovative performance, and the interplay of radical ideas, will find this collection invaluable.

The Community Performance Reader

Author: Petra Kuppers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 335

Community Performance: A Reader is the first book to provide comprehensive teaching materials for this significant part of the theatre studies curriculum. It brings together core writings and critical approaches to community performance work, presenting practices in the UK, USA, Australia and beyond. Offering a comprehensive anthology of key writings in the vibrant field of community performance, spanning dance, theatre and visual practices, this Reader uniquely combines classic writings from major theorists and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Paolo Freire, Dwight Conquergood and Jan Cohen Cruz, with newly commissioned essays that bring the anthology right up to date with current practice. This book can be used as a stand-alone text, or together with its companion volume, Community Performance: An Introduction, to offer an accessible and classroom-friendly introduction to the field of community performance.

Signs of Performance

An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Theatre

Author: Colin Counsell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 949

Signs of Performance provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson. Colin Counsell takes an historical look at theatre as a cultural practice, clearly tracing connections between: * Key practitioners' ideas about performance * The theatrical practices prompted by those ideas * The resulting signs which emerge in performance * The meanings and political consequences of those signs It provides an understandable theoretical framework for the study of theatre as a an signifying practice, and offers vivid explanations in clear, direct language. It opens up this fascinating field to a broad audience.

Looking at Shakespeare

A Visual History of Twentieth-Century Performance

Author: Dennis Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 685

Most studies of the performance of Shakespeare's work concentrate on how the text has been played and what meanings have been conveyed through acting and interpretive directing. Dennis Kennedy demonstrates that much of audience response is determined by the visual representation, which is normally more immediate and direct than the aural conveyance of a text. Ranging widely over productions in Britain, Europe, Japan and North America, Kennedy gives a thorough account of the main scenographic movements of the century, investigating how the visual relates to Shakespeare on the stage. The second edition of this acclaimed history includes a new chapter on Shakespeare performance in the 1990s, bringing the story up to date by drawing on examples from a wide international field. There are more than twenty new illustrations, some of them in colour (bringing the total number of illustrations to almost 200), and previous references have been updated.

Female Figures in Art and Media

Author: Monique Jucquois-Delpierre

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 355

View: 850

This study represents several years' work on the image of women and genre images of women. It uses two modes of reflecting on or between the far from clearly definable concepts of gender, femininity or masculinity and their representation in time and space. The first one leads the reader between (scientific) texts analysing different aspects or figures to enable questions on gender to be concretized. The second mode of reflection extends a sensitive thread between art and science. New forms of art and human interaction are experimented with in an original dynamic process. Diese Studie veranschaulicht die Arbeit mehrerer Jahre uber das Bild und die Genrebilder von Frauen. Sie zeigt, wie die Frau und das Genre erzahlt oder beschrieben werden, welche Mythen oder Allegorien (Eva, Antigone oder Aschenputtel) seit Jahrhunderten in der Kunst, der Literatur und den Medien standig uberarbeitet und umgestellt werden. Zwei Denkansatze leiten den Leser/Zuschauer durch die mehrdeutigen Figuren und Konzepte des Weiblichen oder Mannlichen. Der erste ist wissenschaftlich gangig und textuell, der zweite Ansatz ist visuell, spannt einen sensiblen Faden zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst und erlaubt, neue menschliche und kunstlerische Formen bzw. Wechselwirkungen auszuprobieren. Cette etude concretise un travail de plusieurs annees sur l'Image et les images du genre. Elle montre comment sont racontes ou decrits la femme et le genre, quels mythes ou allegories (Eve, Antigone ou Cendrillon) sont refondus et transposes en permanence depuis des siecles dans l'art, la litterature et les medias. Deux modes de reflexion conduisent le lecteur/spectateur a travers les figures et concepts ambigus de feminin ou masculin, le premier mode usuel scientifique et textuel, le second, visuel, tend un fil sensible entre science et art et permet d'experimenter de nouvelles formes et interactions humaines et artistiques."

Memoirs of a Dada Drummer

Author: Richard Huelsenbeck

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 202

View: 760

Huelsenbeck’s memoirs bring to life the concerns—intellectual, artistic, and political—of the individuals involved in the Dada movement and document the controversies within the movement and in response to it.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Ruth Beatrice Henig

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 49

View: 980

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives, and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers, and practitioners. This is the follow-on text from The Twentieth Century Performance Reader, which has been the key introductory text to all kinds of performance for over 20 years since it was first published in 1996. Contributions from new and emerging practitioners are placed alongside those of long-established individual artists and companies, representing the work of this century's leading practitioners through the voices of over 140 individuals. The contributors in this volume reflect the diverse and eclectic culture of practices that now make up the expanded field of performance, and their stories, reflections and working processes collectively offer a snapshot of contemporary artistic concerns. Many of the pieces have been specially commissioned for this edition and comprise a range of written forms - scholarly, academic, creative, interviews, diary entries, autobiographical, polemical, and visual. Ideal for university students and instructors, this volume's structure and global span invites readers to compare and cross-reference significant approaches outside of the constraints and simplifications of genre, encouraging cross-disciplinary understandings. For those who engage with new, live, and innovative approaches to performance and the interplay of radical ideas, The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader is invaluable.

Art of the Twentieth Century

A Reader

Author: Jason Gaiger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 263

This reader, a companion to The Open University's four-volume Art of the Twentieth Century series, offers a variety of writings by art historians and art theorists. The writings were originally published as freestanding essays or chapters in books, and they reflect the diversity of art historical interpretations and theoretical approaches to twentieth-century art. Accessible to the general reader, this book may be read independently or to supplement the materials explored in the four course texts. The volume includes a general introduction as well as a brief introduction to each piece, outlining its origin and relevance.

Critical Digital Studies

A Reader, Second Edition

Author: Arthur Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 368

Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

Theatres of Immanence

Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance

Author: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 336

Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance is the first monograph to provide an in-depth study of the implications of Deleuze's philosophy for theatre and performance. Drawing from Goat Island, Butoh, Artaud and Kaprow, as well from Deleuze, Bergson and Laruelle, the book conceives performance as a way of thinking immanence.

Ballets Suédois

Author: Pascale De Groote

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 122

View: 119

As this book shows, Ballet Suedois' experiments with and their combination of different genres was typical of the third decade of the 20th century.

Theatricality of Robert Lepage

Author: Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovi?

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 556

The Theatricality of Robert Lepage studies several productions, including The Dragons' Trilogy, Vinci and Tectonic Plates, The Seven Streams of River Ota, Zulu Time, and The Far Side of the Moon. Dundjerovic provides major new insights into Lepage's creative process through an examination of his workshops, open rehearsals, and performances, as well as interviews with Lepage and his collaborators. Outlining the key production elements of Lepage's theatricality, Dundjerovic provides a practitioner's view of how Lepage creates as a director, actor, and writer and explores Lepage's practice within both the local Québécois and the international theatre context.

Imagining Medea

Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women

Author: Rena Fraden

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 342

This ain't no Dreamgirls," Rhodessa Jones warns participants in the Medea Project, the theater program for incarcerated women that she founded and directs. Her expectations are grounded in reality, tempered, for example, by the fact that women are the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons. Still, Jones believes that by engaging incarcerated women in the process of developing and staging dramatic works based on their own stories, she can push them toward tapping into their own creativity, confronting the problems that landed them in prison, and taking control of their lives. Rena Fraden chronicles the collaborative process of transforming incarcerated women's stories into productions that incorporate Greek mythology, hip-hop music, dance, and autobiography. She captures a diverse array of voices, including those of Jones and other artists, the sheriff and prison guards, and, most vividly, the women themselves. Through compelling narrative and thoughtful commentary, Fraden investigates the Medea Project's blend of art and activism and considers its limits and possibilities for enacting social change. Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California.

Experimental Irish Theatre

After W.B. Yeats

Author: I. Walsh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 492

This book examines experimental Irish theatre that ran counter to the naturalistic 'peasant' drama synonymous with Irish playwriting. Focusing on four marginalised playwrights after Yeats, it charts a tradition linking the experimentation of the early Irish theatre movement with the innovation of contemporary Irish and international drama.

A Woman Who--

Essays, Interviews, Scripts

Author: Yvonne Rainer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 437

View: 889

Her work has been the subject of more than a dozen retrospectives, most recently at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and has earned her numerous honors, including fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations."--BOOK JACKET. "The latest volume in PAJ's Art + Performance series, A Woman Who ... is a wide-ranging collection of Rainer's interviews, essays, talks, and other writings."--BOOK JACKET.

Poetics of Dance

Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Author: Gabriele Brandstetter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

View: 230

When it was first published in Germany in 1995, Poetics of Dance was already seen as a path-breaking publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the visual arts, and the renewal of literature and drama in the form of avant-garde theatrical and movement productions of the early twentieth-century. Author Gabriele Brandstetter established in this book not only a relation between dance and critical theory, but in fact a full interdisciplinary methodology that quickly found foothold with other areas of research within dance studies. The book looks at dance at the beginnings of the 20th century, the time during which modern dance first began to make its radical departure from the aesthetics of classical ballet. Brandstetter traces modern dance's connection to new innovations and trends in visual and literary arts to argue that modern dance is in fact the preeminent symbol of modernity. As Brandstetter demonstrates, the aesthetic renewal of dance vocabulary which was pursued by modern dancers on both sides of the Atlantic - Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller, Valeska Gert and Oskar Schlemmer, Vaslav Nijinsky and Michel Fokine - unfurled itself in new ideas about gender and subjectivity in the arts more generally, thus reflecting the modern experience of life and the self-understanding of the individual as an individual. As a whole, the book makes an important contribution to the theory of modernity.