Devising Performance

A Critical History

Author: Deirdre Heddon,Jane Milling

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Devising Performance charts the development of collaboratively created performances from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. Through a range of case studies drawn from Britain, the USA and Australia, Heddon and Jane encourage us to look more carefully at different modes of devising and to consider their implications in the present day.

Autobiography and Performance

Performing Selves

Author: Deirdre Heddon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137163569

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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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

Applied Improvisation

Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350014389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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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.

Histories and Practices of Live Art

Author: Deirdre Heddon,Jennie Klein

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113727235X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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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

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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.

Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice

Critical Vulnerabilities in a Precarious World

Author: Alice O'Grady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319632426

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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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

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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.

Der leere Raum

The Empty Space

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin

ISBN: 3895814156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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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".

Übungen und Spiele für Schauspieler und Nicht-Schauspieler

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873038X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 403

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Die berühmten Übungen und Spiele Boals liegen hier in einer auf den neuesten Stand gebrachten und stark erweiterten Ausgabe vor. Dabei geht es darum, Zuschauer in Handelnde zu verwandeln. Dieses in 25 Sprachen übersetzte Standardwerk richtet sich an jeden, der die Übungen beruflich oder im Alltag anwenden will – an Schauspieler wie an Laiendarsteller, Pädagogen, Lehrer und Therapeuten. Zugleich gibt der Band Einblick in die Arbeit »des wichtigsten Theatermachers Lateinamerikas« (The Guardian).

Applied Theatre

International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

Author: Monica Prendergast,Juliana Saxton

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"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.

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre

Histories and Contemporary Practice

Author: Siobhán O'Gorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909325784

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 312

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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.

Performance Perspectives

A Critical Introduction

Author: Jonathan Pitches,Sita Popat

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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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.

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

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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.

Rework

Business - intelligent & einfach

Author: Jason Fried,David Heinemeier Hansson

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641041473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Der Gegenentwurf zum unproduktiven Unternehmensalltag Wenn ein Unternehmen erfolgreich sein will, benötigt es angeblich hoch bezahlte Direktoren, lange Meetings, ein großes Werbebudget, Fünfjahrespläne und vor allem ständiges Wachstum. So weit die Theorie. In der Praxis kommen die Software-Unternehmer Jason Fried und David Heinemeier Hansson schon seit 10 Jahren ohne all das aus – und haben Erfolg. Die Autoren repräsentieren eine zukunftsweisende Geschäftskultur, die dabei ist, die alten Konzern-Dinosaurier das Fürchten zu lehren. Smart sind die neuen Unternehmer, beweglich, unprätentiös und technisch auf der Höhe. Arbeit ist für sie kein Selbstzweck, und Lebensqualität gehört ebenso zum Business wie die unvermeidliche menschliche Unzulänglichkeit. Nüchtern und wirksam setzt sich „Rework“ von hochtrabenden Begriffen wie „Reform“ oder „Revolution“ ab. Entstanden ist eine ketzerische „Business-Bibel“, die keine Management-Phrasen herbetet, sondern Mut macht zu echter Eigenständigkeit. Zu Recht schrieb ein Rezensent: „Sie können dieses Buch ignorieren, aber auf eigene Gefahr“.

Die Frau vom Meer

Schauspiel in fünf Akten

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861991985

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Henrik Ibsen: Die Frau vom Meer. Schauspiel in fünf Akten Fruen fra havet. Entstanden 1888 in München. Erstdruck 1888 bei Gyldendalske Boghandel, Kopenhagen. Uraufführung am 12.2.1889 zeitgleich am Hoftheater in Weimar und am Christiania Theater. Textgrundlage: Sämtliche Werke. Volksausgabe in fünf Bänden. Herausgegeben von Julius Elias und Paul Schlenther. Einzige autorisierte deutsch Ausgabe. S. Fischer, Berlin 1907. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Childe Hassam, Am Meer, 1892. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Devising in Process

Author: Alex Mermikides,Jackie Smart

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137233095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Devising in Process examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances. Companies covered include: • The People Show • Station House Opera • Shunt • The Red Room • Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation • theatre O • Gecko • Third Angel Authors were granted unusual access to the rehearsal room, enabling them to provide unique insights into how ideas evolve and develop, how strategies and methods are applied and how roles and relationships are structured. Covering a broad range of styles, the collection explores physical theatre, political theatre, puppetry, live art, new writing and performance with new technology. Accessibly framed, the book includes a comprehensive introduction which highlights similarities and differences in approach, examines the impact of economic and cultural factors and explores how definitions of devised theatre are changing and developing. This eye-opening collection will be important reading for students and practitioners interested in exploring 21st century devising processes.

Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction

Author: Simon Murray,John Keefe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134231040

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction is the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers, in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect of theatrical practice. This comprehensive book: traces the roots of physical performance in classical and popular theatrical traditions looks at the Dance Theatre of DV8, Pina Bausch, Liz Aggiss and Jérôme Bel examines the contemporary practice of companies such as Théatre du Soleil, Complicité and Goat Island focuses on principles and practices in actor training, with reference to figures such as Jacques Lecoq, Lev Dodin, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Etienne Decroux, Anne Bogart and Joan Littlewood. Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction can be used as a standalone text, or together with its companion volume, Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, to provide an invaluable introduction to the physical in theatre and performance.

Mapping Intermediality in Performance

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

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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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.