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Title Performance studies in motion : international perspectives and practices in the twenty-first century / edited by Atay Citron, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi and David Zerbib
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 401 pages) : illustrations
Series Bloomsbury Methuen drama
Bloomsbury Methuen drama.
Contents Introduction / Atay Citron, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, David Zerbib -- Motion I: Performance studies: perspectives and prospectives. -- Dionysus in 1966: the force of performative circumstances / David Zerbib -- Performance studies 3.0 / Henry Bial -- Can we be the (New) Third World? / Richard Schechner -- Motion II: Beyond experimental theatre. Table on stage: the rise of the messenger / Carol Martin -- Performing history, performing memory with the Théâtre du Soleil / Judith G. Miller -- Textual dramaturgy and dramaturg-as-text: traditional versus new dramaturgy in the era of German post-dramatic theatre / Gad Kaynar -- Motion III: Performance in/of social spaces. Re: location / Sharon Aronson-Lehavi -- Critically civic: Public Movement's performative activism / Daphna Ben-Shaul -- Rising from the rubble: creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews / an interview with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett -- Motion IV: Into the political arena. The impossible disappearance of Belgium: notes on politics, dramaturgy and performance / Klaas Tindemans -- National street theatre: large-scale performances in Poland after the crash of the presidential plane / Dariusz Kosiński -- 'Social transformance': in defence of political performance/art / Eva Brenner
Motion V: At war. Beyond the boundary of the agora: the hilltop performance at the Western Front, 1915 / Annabelle Winograd -- Dismantling road blocks: non-violent resistance of the Palestinian-Israeli group 'Combatants for Peace' / Chen Alon -- Theatre as metaphor: Isôko Rwanda's Trilogy of time / Jennifer Herszman Capraru -- Motion VI: Contemporary rituals: challenges and changes. At the site of the void: inaesthetics of performance in the Bicol Dotoc / Jazmin Badong Llana -- New technologies in Korean shamanism: cultural innovation and preservation of tradition / Liora Sarfati -- Performing Jewish prayer on stage: from rituality to theatricality and back / Sarit Cofman-Simhon -- Motion VII: Applied performance studies: therapy, activism and education. Audacity and insane courage: dream doctors' secret remedies / Atay Citron -- Performing the world: the performance turn in social activism / Dan Friedman and Lois Holzman -- Social performance studies: a new PS school with Chinese characteristics / William H. Sun and Faye C. Fei -- Motion VIII: Performance studies and life sciences. What is performance anyway?: a cognitive approach / Tomasz Kubikowski -- The mirror game: a natural science study of togetherness / Lior Noy -- Performing science / Uri Alon
Summary Performance Studies in Motion' offers multiple perspectives on the current field of performance studies and suggests its future directions. Featuring new essays by pioneers Richard Schechner and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and by international scholars and practitioners, it shows how performance can offer a new way of seeing the world, and testifies to the dynamism of this discipline. Beginning with an overview of the development of performance studies, the essays offer new insights into: contemporary experimental and postdramatic theatre; participatory performance and museum exhibitions; the performance of politicians, political institutions and grassroots protest movements; theatricality at war and in contemporary religious rituals, and performative practices in therapy, education and life sciences. Employing original reflexive approaches to concrete case studies and situations, contributors introduce a variety of applications of performance studies methodologies to contemporary culture, art and society, creating new interdisciplinary links between the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. With studies from and about places as diverse as Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, Palestine, the Philippines, Poland, Rwanda and the USA, 'Performance Studies in Motion' showcases the vitality and breadth of the field today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-382) and index
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Subject Performance art.
Performing arts.
Form Electronic book
Author Aronson-Lehavi, Sharon, editor
Citron, Atay, editor
Zerbib, David, editor
ISBN 1306727499 (MyiLibrary)
1408184133 (electronic bk.)
140818575X (electronic bk.)
9781306727495 (MyiLibrary)
9781408184134 (electronic bk.)
9781408185759 (electronic bk.)