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The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Brayshaw, Teresa; Witts, Noel, 1937-; Fenemore, Anna

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

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Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge 2020
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Teresa Brayshaw, Arma Fenemore, and Noel Witts
ISBN: 1000005046, 9781000005042
Physical Description: 1 online resource (648 pages)
Subject: Performing arts.

Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. In Dialogue...
  3. Introduction
  4. Action Hero
  5. WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? GEMMA AND JAMES AND ACTION HERO
  6. Mohammad Aghebati
  7. INTERVIEW
  8. Patricia ArizaINTERVIEW
  9. Back to Back Theatre
  10. ON MAKING THEATRE
  11. Brett Bailey
  12. INTERVIEW
  13. Dalia Basiouny
  14. PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION: STORIES FROM TAHRIR
  15. Jérôme Bel
  16. INTERVIEW
  17. Blast Theory
  18. ULRIKE AND EAMON COMPLIANT: ARTISTS' STATEMENT
  19. Tammy Brennan
  20. CONFINED: STAGING/IMAGE MOMENTS
  21. Tania Bruguera
  22. INTERVIEW
  23. Builders Association
  24. MARIANNE WEEMS IN CONVERSATION WITH ELEANOR BISHOP
  25. Liu Chengrui
  26. A SELECTION OF ACTIONS
  27. Padmini ChetturSOME THOUGHTS FOR THE FUTURE
  28. Constantin Chiriac
  29. INTERVIEW
  30. David Chisholm
  31. THE MEMORY OF REMEMBERING: EXOMOLOGESIS AND EXAGOREUSIS IN THE EXPERIMENT
  32. Clod Ensemble
  33. CLOD ENSEMBLE: PERFORMING MEDICINE
  34. María José Contreras
  35. THE BODY OF MEMORY: MARIA JOSE CONTRERAS' PERFORMANCE PRACTICES IN THE CHILEAN TRANSITION
  36. Augusto Corriere
  37. A CONJURING ACT IN THE FORM OF AN INTERVIEW
  38. Tim Crouch
  39. INTERVIEW
  40. Dah Theatre
  41. SOME THOUGHTS ON THE QUALITY OF ATTENTION
  42. Tess de Quincey
  43. A FUTURE BODY
  44. Derevo
  45. ENDLESS DEATH SHOW
  46. Dood Paard
  47. ABOUT US
  48. Every House Has A Door
  49. FROM ONE MEANING TO ANOTHER
  50. Eleonora Fabião
  51. THINGS THAT MUST BE DONE SERIES
  52. Oliver Frljic
  53. INTERVIEW
  54. Gecko
  55. AN ORGANIC JOURNEY
  56. GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN
  57. MAKING THINGS WORSE
  58. Gibson/Martelli
  59. THE FIFTH WALL
  60. Gob Squad
  61. ON PARTICIPATION
  62. Heiner Goebbels AESTHETIC OF ABSENCE: HOW IT ALL BEGAN
  63. Chris Goode
  64. THE CAT TEST
  65. Shirotama Hitsujiya
  66. INTERVIEW
  67. Hotel Pro Forma
  68. PERFORMANCE AS AN INVESTIGATION OF THE WORLD
  69. Wendy Houstoun
  70. SOME BODY AND NO BODY: THE BODY OF A PERFORMER
  71. Imitating The Dog
  72. THEATRICALISING CINEMA/SCREENING THEATRE
  73. Hiwa KINTERVIEW
  74. La Fura dels Baus
  75. INTERVIEW
  76. Lone Twin
  77. INTERVIEW
  78. Silvia Mercuriali
  79. INTERVIEW
  80. Monster Truck
  81. BUT THE WHORES ALWAYS LOVED ME
  82. NeedcompanyINTERVIEW
  83. New Art Club
  84. HOW WE SET OUT TO MAKE A PIECE ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL WORKS OF ART AND ENDED UP GETTING NAKED AND TALKING ABOUT HOW WE FEEL ABOUT OUR BODIES
  85. Kira O'Reilly
  86. THE ART OF KIRA O'REILLY
  87. Oblivia
  88. TIME STOPPER
  89. Toshiki Okada
  90. INTERVIEW
  91. Ontroerend Goed
  92. PERSONAL TRILOGY: THE SMILE OFF YOUR FACE, INTERNAL & GAME OF YOU
  93. Mike Pearson
  94. BUBBLING TOM
  95. Michael Pinchbeck
  96. THIS IS A LOVE LETTER
  97. Punchdrunk
  98. INTERVIEW
  99. Silviu Purcarete
  100. WHERE ARE YOUR TRAINING GROUNDS?
  101. Quarantine
  102. A SHOW OF HANDS
  103. Reckless Sleepers
  104. "MIDDLES" & "PHYSICS"
  105. Ridiculusmus
  106. A CHAT ABOUT COMEDY
  107. Rimini Protokoll
  108. INTERVIEW
  109. Farah Saleh
  110. INTERVIEW
  111. Peter SellarsINTERVIEW
  112. Shunt
  113. A PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE
  114. Agata Siniarska
  115. DO IT TO ME LIKE IN A REAL MOVIE: LECTURE PERFORMANCE
  116. Deepan Sivaraman
  117. INTERVIEW
  118. Sleepwalk Collective
  119. LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE, OR ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE A SHOW IS A GIRL AND A MICROPHONE
  120. Andy Smith
  121. THIS IS IT: NOTES ON A DEMATERIALISED THEATRE
  122. Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
  123. THE THEATRE IS NOT OUR HOME: A CONVERSATION ABOUT SPACE, STAGE AND AUDIENCE
  124. Junnosuke TadaINTERVIEW
  125. Third AngelTESTING THE HYPOTHESIS
  126. Ultima Vez INTERVIEW
  127. UnlimitedAM I DEAD YET?
  128. Sankar VenkateswaranTHEATRE OF THE MIND
  129. Dries VerhoevenINTERVIEW
  130. Vincent Dance TheatreTHE ART OF NOT LOOKING BACK / MOTHERLAND
  131. Aaron WilliamsonDEMONSTRATING THE WORLD - A PUBLIC INTERVENTION PERFORMANCE
  132. Xing XinINTERVIEW
  133. Andriy ZholdakTHEORY / LECTURES OF ANDRIY ZHOLDAK
  134. Index