Summary Book Review Presence and Absence: The Performing Body by Adele Anderson:
Download or read book Presence and Absence: The Performing Body written by Adele Anderson and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume collects research and critical explorations of the performing body by scholars and practitioners in visual and performing arts, textile, fashion and experimental design research, scenography and costume design, dance and performance history. Authors examine performativity of the body, its materiality, immateriality, and virtuality, and investigate experiences of embodiment. They reenvision the body as a site for representation, exploring the absent body in performance and as performance through time and space. Contributors bring a broad variety of contemporary approaches, from live performance to mediated performance, from installation art to performance art, and from experimental fashion to theatre and dance. They discuss issues of process and meaning-making and practices from concept and interpretation to creative production and reception. The volume expands possibilities for the role of the body in performance, while also challenging roles and hierarchies of existing performance practice.
Summary Book Review Body Art/performing the Subject by Amelia Jones:
Download or read book Body Art/performing the Subject written by Amelia Jones and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "With great originality and scholarship, Amelia Jones maps out an extraordinary history of body art over the last three decades and embeds it in the theoretical terrain of postmoderism. The result is a wonderful and permissive space in which the viewer...can wander"...-Moira Roth, Trefethen professor of art history, Mills College.
Summary Book Review Text & Presentation, 2014 by Graley Herren:
Download or read book Text & Presentation, 2014 written by Graley Herren and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-07 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript of Hwang's conversation is the lead piece, followed by twelve research papers, one review essay and ten book reviews. This volume accurately represents the diversity of the annual conference, and represents the latest research in the fields of comparative drama, performance and dramatic textual analysis.
Summary Book Review Re-performance, Mourning and Death by Sarah Julius:
Download or read book Re-performance, Mourning and Death written by Sarah Julius and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-01 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the recent trend for re-performance and how this impacts on the relationship between live performance and death. Focusing specifically on examples of performance art the text analyses the relationship between performance, re-performance and death, comparing the process of re-performance to the process of mourning and arguing that both of these are processes of adaptation and survival. Using a variety of case studies, including performances by Ron Athey, Julie Tolentino, Martin O’Brien, Sheree Rose, Jo Spence and Hannah Wilke, the book explores performances which can be considered acts of re-performance, as well as performances which examine some of the critical concerns of re-performance, including notions of illness, loss and death. By drawing upon both philosophical and performance studies discourses the text takes a novel approach to the relationship between re-performance, mourning and death.
Summary Book Review Performance, Medicine and the Human by Alex Mermikides:
Download or read book Performance, Medicine and the Human written by Alex Mermikides and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-02-20 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Performance and medicine are now converging in unprecedented ways. London's theatres reveal an appetite for medical themes – John Boyega is subjected to medical experiments in Jack Thorne's Woycek, while Royal National Theatre produces a novel musical about cancer. At the same time, performance-makers seek to improve our health, using dance to increase mobility for those living with Parkinson's disease or performance magic as physiotherapy for children with paraplegia. Performance, Medicine and the Human surveys this emerging field, providing case studies based on the author's own experience of devising medical performances in collaboration with cancer patients, biomedical scientists and healthcare educators. Examining contemporary medical performance reveals an ancient preoccupation, evident in the practices of both theatre and healing, with the human. Like medicine, theatre puts the human on display in order to understand and, perhaps, alleviate the suffering inherent to the human condition. Medical practice constitutes a sort of theatre in which doctors, nurses and patients perform their humaneness and humanity. This insight has much to offer at a time when established notions of the human are being radically rethought, partly in response to emerging biomedical knowledge. Performance, Medicine and the Human argues that contemporary medical performance can shed new light on what it means to be human – and what we mean by the human, the humane, humanism and the humanities – at a time when these notions are being fundamentally rethought. Its insights are relevant to scholars in performance studies, the medical humanities, healthcare education and beyond.
Summary Book Review Psychoanalysis and Performance by Patrick Campbell:
Download or read book Psychoanalysis and Performance written by Patrick Campbell and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume maps out the relationship between psychoanalysis and performance in terms of analysing the nature of performance itself and in terms of making sense of specific performance-related activities.
Summary Book Review Corporealities by Susan Leigh Foster:
Download or read book Corporealities written by Susan Leigh Foster and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corporealities vivifies the study of bodies through a consideration of bodily reality, not as natural or absolute given but as tangible and substantial category of cultural experience. The essays in this volume summon up bodies engaged in practices as diverse as pageantry, physical education, festivals and exhibitions, tourism, social and theatrical dance, and post-colonial and psychoanalytic encounters. They bring these bodies to life, quivering with all the political, gendered, social, racial, sexual, and aesthetic resonances of which bodily motion is capable.
Summary Book Review Choreographing Problems by Bojana Cvejic:
Download or read book Choreographing Problems written by Bojana Cvejic and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates the relationship between philosophy and experimental choreographic practice today in the works of leading European choreographers. A discussion of key issues in contemporary performance from the viewpoint of Deleuze, Spinoza and Bergson is accompanied by intricate analyses of seven groundbreaking dance performances.
Summary Book Review New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance by Camille C. Baker:
Download or read book New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance written by Camille C. Baker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-03 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance explores various performative projects and forms of expression that have emerged since the onset of the smartphone. It focuses mainly on new concepts and developments that have emerged in mobile media performance. It showcases the intimate and phenomenological mobile aesthetic that has been unfolding within networked performance and media art projects for over a decade and a half. This aesthetic utilises the potential and affordances with each iteration and update of modern smartphones. Themes of embodiment, presence, liveness and connection through mobile, networked, and remote technology are revisited in the context of HD mobile cameras, selfies and live video streaming from the phone, as well as the impact of peer production, opensource and Maker culture on mobile media performance practices. It explores the surge in development of wearable devices in performance, as well as how the ‘quantified-self movement’ has affected performance works. It deals with concepts and developments in intermedial performance that incorporate mobile and wearable devices, especially from the artist’s, designer’s or dramaturge’s perspective as the creator and their creative process, working with technology as a collaborator, not just a tool or guide. The book demonstrates how artists have repurposed the device – transforming it from merely a communication device, using voice and text only – to become a new collaborative medium, a full visual, synaesthetic, interactive and performative tool of deeper expression and social change. It discusses seminal works and the evolution of the medium, within intermedial digital art and performance practices as medium for artistic expression, creative process and staged performances. It focuses on projects and artists who have pushed mobile media performance beyond the conventional blackbox. Emerging visual, digital, interactive, tactile, gestural and theatrical or performance projects that incorporate mobile or wearable devices, used as vehicles for more challenging, experimental, experiential and immersive performative artworks are highlighted. The book also contextualises Baker’s own media research and performance practice within the larger landscape with the field. It is bookended with interviews with the artists themselves on their creative process and intentions. It is the outcome of three years of research of artistic works around the world, interviews, in-person viewings of performances, as well as incorporating and reflecting on her own ongoing practice and projects in context.
Summary Book Review Composing under the Skin by Paul Craenen:
Download or read book Composing under the Skin written by Paul Craenen and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-29 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revealing study of the physical presence of the musician in musical performance Fingers slipping over guitar strings, the tap of a bow against the body of a cello, a pianist humming along to the music: contemporary composers often work with parasitic, non-conventional sounds such as these. Are they to be perceived as musical elements or do they shift attention to the physical effort of music-making, contact between a body and an instrument? Composer Paul Craenen explores ways in which the musician’s body is revealed in musical performance. He leads us from Cage, Lachenmann, Kagel and their contemporaries to a discussion of how today's generation of young composers is writing a body paradigm into composition itself. Micro-temporal physical gestures and instrumental timbre provide the key to unveiling the physical presence of both a musician and a ‘composing body’. The author's concept of ‘intercorporeality’, along with the idea of an alternating linear and non-linear relationship of the composing body to time, casts new light on the relationship between musicians, composers, and music consumers.
Summary Book Review Performance of Absence in Theatre, Performance and Visual Art by Sylwia Dobkowska:
Download or read book Performance of Absence in Theatre, Performance and Visual Art written by Sylwia Dobkowska and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-31 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This research project investigates the concepts of absence across the disciplines of visual art, theatre, and performance. Absence in the centre of an ideology frees the reader from the dominant meaning. The book encourages active engagement with theatre theory and performances. Reconsideration of theories and experiences changes the way we engage with performances, as well as social relations and traditions outside of theatre. Sylwia Dobkowska examines and theorises absence and presence through theatre, performance, and visual arts practices. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of theatre, visual art and philosophy.
Summary Book Review Performing Palimpsest Bodies by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco:
Download or read book Performing Palimpsest Bodies written by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2018-04-20 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proposing the innovative concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments that explore issues of cultural memory, bodies of history, archives, repertoires and performing remains, Ruth Hellier-Tinoco offers an in-depth analysis of four postdramatic and transdisciplinary collective creation theatre projects. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls and sensory experiences. Focusing on one of Mexico’s most significant contemporary theatre companies, La Máquina de Teatro, directed by renowned artists Juliana Faesler and Clarissa Malheiros, this ground-breaking study documents the playfully rigorous performances of layered, plural and trans identities as collaborative, feminist and queer re-visions of official histories and collective memories. Illustrated with over one hundred colour photos, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico will appeal to creative artists and scholars interested in contemporary theatre and performance studies, critical dance studies, collective creation and performance-making.
Summary Book Review Body, Paper, Stage by Tami Spry:
Download or read book Body, Paper, Stage written by Tami Spry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tami Spry provides a methodological introduction to the budding field of performative autoethnography. She intertwines three necessary elements comprising the process. First one must understand the body – navigating concepts of self, culture, language, class, race, gender, and physicality. The second task is to put that body on the page, assigning words for that body’s sociocultural experiences. Finally, this merger of body and paper is lifted up to the stage, crafting a persona as a method of personal inquiry. These three stages are simultaneous and interdependent, and only in cultivating all three does performance autoethnography begin to take shape. Replete with examples and exercises, this is an important introductory work for autoethnographers and performance artists alike.
Summary Book Review Black Performance Theory by Thomas F. DeFrantz:
Download or read book Black Performance Theory written by Thomas F. DeFrantz and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-14 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black performance theory is a rich interdisciplinary area of study and critical method. This collection of new essays by some of its pioneering thinkers—many of whom are performers—demonstrates the breadth, depth, innovation, and critical value of black performance theory. Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance. They examine the work of contemporary choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Reggie Wilson, the ways that African American playwrights translated the theatricality of lynching to the stage, the ecstatic music of Little Richard, and Michael Jackson's performance in the documentary This Is It. The collection includes several essays that exemplify the performative capacity of writing, as well as discussion of a project that re-creates seminal hip-hop album covers through tableaux vivants. Whether deliberating on the tragic mulatta, the trickster figure Anansi, or the sonic futurism of Nina Simone and Adrienne Kennedy, the essays in this collection signal the vast untapped critical and creative resources of black performance theory. Contributors. Melissa Blanco Borelli, Daphne A. Brooks, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Nadine George-Graves, Anita Gonzalez, Rickerby Hinds, Jason King, D. Soyini Madison, Koritha Mitchell, Tavia Nyong'o, Carl Paris, Anna B. Scott, Wendy S. Walters, Hershini Bhana Young
Summary Book Review Performance: A Critical Introduction by Marvin Carlson:
Download or read book Performance: A Critical Introduction written by Marvin Carlson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-25 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its original publication in 1996, Marvin Carlson's Performance: A Critical Introduction has remained the definitive guide to understanding performance as a theatrical activity. It is an unparalleled exploration of the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted, its importance to disciplines from anthropology to linguistics, and how it underpins essential concepts of human society. In this comprehensively revised and updated third edition, Carlson tackles the pressing themes and theories of our age, with expanded coverage of : the growth and importance of racial and ethnic performance; the emergence of performance concerned with age and disability; the popularity and significance of participatory and immersive theatre; the crucial relevance of identity politics and cultural performance in the twenty-first century. Also including a fully updated bibliography and glossary, this classic text is an invaluable touchstone for any student of performance studies, theatre history, and the performing and visual arts.
Author :Fiona Macintosh Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :2018 ISBN 10 :9780198804215 Pages :666 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (421 users download)
Summary Book Review Epic Performances from the Middle Ages Into the Twenty-First Century by Fiona Macintosh:
Download or read book Epic Performances from the Middle Ages Into the Twenty-First Century written by Fiona Macintosh and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2018 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greek and Roman epic poetry has always provided creative artists with a rich storehouse of themes: this volume is the first systematic attempt to chart its afterlife across a range of diverse performance traditions, with analysis ranging widely across time, place, genre, and academic and creative disciplines.--Publisher description.
Summary Book Review Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women by Jane De Gay:
Download or read book Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women written by Jane De Gay and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annotation This book offers a unique insight into the creative processes of a selection of women performers working in a variety of forms - live performance art, multi-media, new media technologies, video and radio, as well as stage drama. As the book reveals, these performers are all, in diverse ways, seeking to shape the languages of theatre in ways that enable them to speak for themselves. There is an international, culturally diverse focus to the work, introducing feminist theories in an accessible way, investigating performance possibilities offered by new media technologies, and including extracts from performance texts.