Devising Performance

A Critical History

Author: Dr Deirdre Heddon,Dr Jane Milling

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230804160

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 1823

The book charts the development of collaboratively-created performances from the 1950s to the present day. Companies discussed include the Living Theatre, Open Theatre, Australian Performing Group, People Show, Teatro Campesino, Théâtre de Complicité, Legs on the Wall, Forced Entertainment and Third Angel. Against this background of enormous variety, fundamental questions are posed: 'What is devised theatre?'; 'Why have theatre-makers chosen to devise performances since the 1950s?' and 'How has devised performance changed over the last fifty years?'

Devising Performance

A Critical History

Author: Deirdre Heddon,Jane Milling

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137426765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

View: 9536

What is the history of devised theatre? Why have theatre-makers, since the 1950s, chosen to devise performances? What different sorts of devising practices are there? What are the myths attached to devising, and what are the realities? First published in 2005, Devising Performance remains the only book to offer the reader a history of devising practice. Charting the development of collaboratively created performances from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century, it presents a range of case studies drawn from Britain, America and Australia. Companies discussed include The Living Theatre, Open Theatre, Australian Performing Group, People Show, Teatro Campesino, Théâtre de Complicité, Legs on the Wall, Forced Entertainment, Goat Island and Graeae. Providing a history of devising practice, Deirdre Heddon and Jane Milling encourage us to look more carefully at the different modes of devising and to consider the implications of our use of these practices in the twenty-first century.

Applied Improvisation

Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350014389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 4023

This collection of Applied Improvisation stories and strategies draws back the curtain on an exciting, innovative, growing field of practice and research that is changing the way people lead, create, and collaborate. Applied Improvisation is the umbrella term widely used to denote the application of improvised theatre's theories, tenets, games, techniques, and exercises beyond conventional theatre spaces, to foster the growth and/or development of flexible structures, new mindsets, and a range of inter and intra-personal skills required in today's volatile and uncertain world. This edited collection offers one of the first surveys of the range of practice, featuring 12 in-depth case studies by leading Applied Improvisation practitioners and a foreword by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson. The contributors in this anthology are professional Applied Improvisation facilitators working in sectors as diverse as business, social science, theatre, education, law, and government. All have experienced the power of improvisation, have a driving need to share those experiences, and are united in the belief that improvisation can positively transform just about all human activity. Each contributor describes their practice, integrates feedback from clients, and includes a workbook component outlining some of the exercises used in their case study to give facilitators and students a model for their own application. This book will serve as a valuable resource for both experienced and new Applied Improvisation facilitators seeking to develop leaders and to build resilient communities, innovative teams, and vibrant organizations. For theatre practitioners, educators, and students, it opens up a new realm of practice and work.

Autobiography and Performance

Performing Selves

Author: Deirdre Heddon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137163569

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 9150

Autobiography and Performance offers a comprehensive overview of the use of autobiography in performance. Examining the work of key practitioners, Heddon argues that autobiographical performances act as sites of resistance and intervention and uncovers the political potentials and limits that accompany the use of the personal in performance

Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice

Critical Vulnerabilities in a Precarious World

Author: Alice O'Grady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319632426

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 4251

This book explores a range of contemporary performance practices that engage spectators physically and emotionally through active engagement and critical involvement. It considers how risk has been re-configured, re-presented and re-packaged for new audiences with a thirst for performances that promote, encourage and embrace risky encounters in a variety of forms. The collection brings together established voices on performance and risk research and draws them into conversation with next generation academic-practitioners in a dynamic reappraisal of what it means to risk oneself through the act of making and participating in performance practice. It takes into account the work of other performance scholars for whom risk and precarity are central concerns, but seeks to move the debate forwards in response to a rapidly changing world where risk is higher on the political, economic and cultural agenda than ever before.

Theater als Kritik

Theorie, Geschichte und Praktiken der Ent-Unterwerfung

Author: Olivia Ebert,Eva Holling,Nikolaus Müller-Schöll,Philipp Schulte,Bernhard Siebert,Gerald Siegmund

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839444527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 578

View: 1472

Vor dem Hintergrund der Krise klassischer Begründungen des Theaters sowie der Kritik am Theater beleuchten die Beiträge des Bandes dessen Geschichte, Theorie und Fragen neu. Hierbei stellen sie nicht die Gegenstände der Kritik des Theaters zur Debatte, sondern präsentieren aktuelle Untersuchungen zum kritischen Potenzial von Theater - und zum Theatralen der Kritik.

Histories and Practices of Live Art

Author: Deirdre Heddon,Jennie Klein

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272317

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 1917

In this dynamic collection a team of experts map the development of Live Art culturally, thematically and historically. Supported with examples from around the world, the text engages with a number of key practices, asking what these practices do and how they can be contextualised and understood.

Devising Theatre

A Practical and Theoretical Handbook

Author: Alison Oddey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136111964

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 5581

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.

Musicality in Theatre

Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making

Author: Prof Dr David Roesner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472407318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 2303

As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship. The new perspective results from two shifts in focus: on the one hand, Roesner concentrates in particular on theatre-making - that is the creation processes of theatre - and on the other, he traces a notion of ‘musicality’ in the historical and contemporary discourses as driver of theatrical innovation and aesthetic dispositif, focusing on musical qualities, metaphors and principles derived from a wide range of genres. Roesner looks in particular at the ways in which those who attempted to experiment with, advance or even revolutionize theatre often sought to use and integrate a sense of musicality in training and directing processes and in performances. His study reveals both the continuous changes in the understanding of music as model, method and metaphor for the theatre and how different notions of music had a vital impact on theatrical innovation in the past 150 years. Musicality thus becomes a complementary concept to theatricality, helping to highlight what is germane to an art form as well as to explain its traction in other art forms and areas of life. The theoretical scope of the book is developed from a wide range of case studies, some of which are re-readings of the classics of theatre history (Appia, Meyerhold, Artaud, Beckett), while others introduce or rediscover less-discussed practitioners such as Joe Chaikin, Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Thalheimer and Karin Beier.

Performance Perspectives

A Critical Introduction

Author: Jonathan Pitches,Sita Popat

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 3576

What is 'performance'? What are the boundaries of Performance Studies? How do we talk about contemporary performance practices today in simple but probing terms? What kinds of practices represent the field and how can we interpret them? Combining the voices of academics, artists, cultural critics and teachers, Performance Perspectives answers these questions and provides a critical introduction to Performance Studies. Presenting an accessible way into key terminology and context, it offers a new model for analyzing contemporary performance based on six frames or perspectives: • Body • Space • Time • Technology • Interactivity • Organization. Drawing on examples from a wide range of practices across site specific performance, virtual reality, dance, applied theatre and everyday performance, Performance Perspectives addresses the binary of theory and practice and highlights the many meeting points between studio and seminar room. Each chapter takes the innovative form of a three-way conversation, bringing together theoretical introductions with artist interviews and practitioner statements. The book is supported by activities for discussion and practical devising work, as well as clear guidance for further reading and an extensive reference list across media Performance Perspectives is essential reading for anyone studying, interpreting or making performance.

Theater im arabischen Sprachraum

Theatre in the Arab World

Author: Rolf C. Hemke

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3943881989

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5016

Kaum eine Weltregion ist in unseren Medien derzeit so präsent wie der arabische Sprachraum mit seinen Revolutionen, Revolten, Kriegen. Und selten wurde mit einer solch eigenartigen Mischung aus Sympathie, Befremden und Unverständnis über welthistorische Ereignisse berichtet wie über das, was seit dem Dezember 2010 in Tunesien und Ägypten, Libyen und Syrien passiert. Das Buch "Theater im arabischen Sprachraum" wurde vor dem Hintergrund dieser Umwälzungen und im Bewusstsein verfasst, dass das Theater oft die politischste und spontanste aller Kunstformen sein kann. Es ist eine Bestandsaufnahme der theaterpraktischen Arbeit im arabischen Sprachraum in einer turbulenten, widersprüchlichen Zeit. Renommierte Journalisten und Theaterwissenschaftler, Kuratoren und Regisseure haben eine Zusammenschau erstellt, die Selbstzeugnisse und Porträts von Theatermachern ebenso wie von Theaterszenen der Metropolen Kairo, Tunis, Rabat und Casablanca enthält. Ergänzt wird der Band um ein kommentiertes Verzeichnis von wichtigen Bühnen und Theaterinstitutionen in der Region. Das Buch erscheint in deutscher und englischer Sprache und parallel im Verlag Sud Edition in Tunis in arabischer und französischer Sprache. - Ägypten, Algerien, Irak, Jordanien, Kuwait, Libanon, Marokko, Palästina, Syrien, Tunesien -

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre

Histories and Contemporary Practice

Author: Siobhán O'Gorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909325784

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 312

View: 9049

This collection of essays is the first to focus exclusively on devised theatre throughout Ireland by bringing together a range of perspectives from both academics and practitioners.

Mapping Intermediality in Performance

Author: Sarah Bay-Cheng,Chiel Kattenbelt,Andy Lavender

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 1725

This insightful book explores the relationship between theater and digital culture. The authors show that the marriage of traditional performance with new technologies leads to an upheaval of the implicit “live” quality of theatre by introducing media interfaces and Internet protocols, all the while blurring the barriers between theater-makers and their audience.

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688102

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 1905

How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide

Performing Site-Specific Theatre

Politics, Place, Practice

Author: A. Birch,J. Tompkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

View: 841

This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it

Das Knochenband


Author: Stuart MacBride

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641145414

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6321

Ein abgründiger neuer Fall für Detective Logan McRae. Der erste Tote wird mit einem brennenden Reifen um den Hals gefunden, es gibt außerdem Anzeichen einer Strangulierung sowie diverse Stichwunden. Zur gleichen Zeit hinterlässt jemand kleine Knochenbündel vor Detective Inspector Logan McRaes Tür, die dieser jedoch ignoriert. Als eine weitere Leiche gefunden wird, zeigt sich eine Verbindung zwischen den Morden und der Handlung eines Bestsellers um Hexen und Hexenjäger, der gerade in Aberdeen verfilmt wird. Und plötzlich erweisen sich auch die Knochenbündel als weit weniger harmlos, als McRae dachte ...

Der leere Raum

The Empty Space

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin

ISBN: 3895814156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 9360

Der leere Raum ist der Klassiker unter den Büchern zum Theater. Es basiert auf vier Vorlesungen, die Peter Brook unter dem Titel The Empty Space: The Theater Today in den sechziger Jahren an den Universitäten von Hull, Keele, Manchester und Sheffield hielt. 1968 erschienen diese Gedanken zum Gegenwartstheater in Buchform. Nachdem der Band für längere Zeit vergriffen war, machte ihn der Alexander Verlag 1983 wieder greifbar für das deutsche Publikum. Brook unterteilt das Theater in vier verschiedene Formen: Das konventionelle Theater definiert er als "tödlich", das an Ritualen festhaltende Theater als das "heilige", das leicht verständliche, volksnahe Theater als "derbes" und das von ihm favorisierte als "unmittelbares Theater".

Odin Teatret

Theatre in a New Century

Author: A. Ledger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728448X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 2532

Focusing on Odin Teatret's latest work, this discussion is updated by drawing on fresh research. The group's productions since 2000 are included and the book offers a reassessment of Odin's actor training. Its community work and legacy are discussed and Barba's intercultural practice is viewed alongside two major Theatrum Mundi productions.

Applied Theatre

International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

Author: Monica Prendergast,Juliana Saxton

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 346

"Applied Theatre is the first study to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for planning and implementing their own theatrical projects. This reader-friendly text considers an international range of case studies in applied theatre through discussion questions, practical activities and detailed analysis of specific theatre projects globally."--Provided by the publisher.