Immersive Theatres

Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Author: Josephine Machon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019859

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes original interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies.

Sounds that matter - Dynamiken des Hörens in Theater und Performance

Author: Katharina Rost

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839432502

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Das Theater ist nicht zuletzt auch ein Ort des Hörens, ein »Auditorium«: Die Klanglandschaft gegenwärtiger Theateraufführungen ist von ausgefeilten Sound Designs, Melodie-Loops, Popsongs, Opernarien, Geräuschen oder anhaltenden Stillephasen geprägt. Bei Katie Mitchell, David Marton, Michael Thalheimer, Christoph Marthaler und anderen wird nicht nur viel, sondern vor allem jeweils anders gehört. Katharina Rost analysiert die verschiedenen Hörweisen, die sich durch die akustische Gestaltung von Aufführungen und Dynamiken der auditiven Aufmerksamkeit ergeben - z.B. »Abdriften«, »Absorbiertsein«, »Aufhorchen« oder »Entrücktsein« -, und fragt, inwiefern diese Wahrnehmungsmodi in einem Spannungsverhältnis zum historischen Rezeptionsideal des konzentrierten Zuhörens stehen.

Reframing Immersive Theatre

The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory Performance

Author: James Frieze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137366044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 345

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This diverse collection of essays and testimonies challenges critical orthodoxies about the twenty-first century boom in immersive theatre and performance. A culturally and institutionally eclectic range of producers and critics comprehensively reconsider the term ‘immersive’ and the practices it has been used to describe. Applying ecological, phenomenological and political ideas to both renowned and lesser-known performances, contributing scholars and artists offers fresh ideas on the ethics and practicalities of participatory performance. These ideas interrogate claims that have frequently been made by producers and by critics that participatory performance extends engagement. These claims are interrogated across nine dimensions of engagement: bodily, technological, spatial, temporal, spiritual, performative, pedagogical, textual, social. Enquiry is focussed along the following seams of analysis: the participant as co-designer; the challenges facing the facilitator of immersive/participatory performance; the challenges facing the critic of immersive/participatory performance; how and why immersion troubles boundaries between the material and the magical.

Beyond Immersive Theatre

Aesthetics, Politics and Productive Participation

Author: Adam Alston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137480440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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Immersive theatre currently enjoys ubiquity, popularity and recognition in theatre journalism and scholarship. However, the politics of immersive theatre aesthetics still lacks a substantial critique. Does immersive theatre model a particular kind of politics, or a particular kind of audience? What’s involved in the production and consumption of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a productive audience always an empowered audience? And do the terms of an audience’s empowerment stand up to political scrutiny? Beyond Immersive Theatre contextualises these questions by tracing the evolution of neoliberal politics and the experience economy over the past four decades. Through detailed critical analyses of work by Ray Lee, Lundahl & Seitl, Punchdrunk, shunt, Theatre Delicatessen and Half Cut, Adam Alston argues that there is a tacit politics to immersive theatre aesthetics – a tacit politics that is illuminated by neoliberalism, and that is ripe to be challenged by the evolution and diversification of immersive theatre.

Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience

Space, Game and Story in the Work of Punchdrunk

Author: Rose Biggin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319620398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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This book is the first full-length monograph to focus on Punchdrunk, the internationally-renowned theatre company known for its pioneering approach to immersive theatre. With its promises of empowerment, freedom and experiential joy, immersive theatre continues to gain popularity - this study brings necessary critical analysis to this rapidly developing field. What exactly do we mean by audience “immersion”? How might immersion in a Punchdrunk production be described, theorised, situated or politicised? What is valued in immersive experience - and are these values explicit or implied? Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience draws on rehearsals, performances and archival access to Punchdrunk, providing new critical perspectives from cognitive studies, philosophical aesthetics, narrative theory and computer games. Its discussion of immersion is structured around three themes: interactivity and game; story and narrative; environment and space. Providing a rigorous theoretical toolkit to think further about the form’s capabilities, and offering a unique set of approaches, this book will be of significance to scholars, students, artists and spectators.

British Theatre Companies: 1995-2014

Mind the Gap, Kneehigh Theatre, Suspect Culture, Stan's Cafe, Blast Theory, Punchdrunk

Author: Liz Tomlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408177307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to 2014. Each volume provides a survey of the political and cultural context, an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of six of the most important companies. Volume Three, 1995-2014, charts the expansion of the sector in the era of Lottery funding and traces the resistant influences of earlier movements in the emergence of new companies and an independent theatre ecology that seeks to reconfigure the mainstream. Leading academics provide case studies of six of the most important companies, including: * Mind the Gap, by Dave Calvert (University of Huddersfield, UK) * Blast Theory, by Maria Chatzichristodoulou (University of Hull, UK) * Suspect Culture, by Clare Wallace (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) * Punchdrunk, by Josephine Machon (Middlesex University, UK) * Kneehigh, by Duška Radosavljevic (University of Kent, UK) * Stans Cafe, by Marissia Fragkou (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

Die Wahrheit der technischen Welt

Essays zur Genealogie der Gegenwart

Author: Friedrich A. Kittler

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518732986

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Wenige deutsche Geisteswissenschaftler der letzten 50 Jahre haben die kulturelle Situation unserer Zeit, einschließlich ihrer akademischen Strukturen, so nachhaltig geprägt wie Friedrich Kittler. Seine Schriften trugen entscheidend dazu bei, dass Radios, Grammophone und Computer nicht nur zu einer kulturellen Faszination, sondern auch zum Gegenstand der philosophischen Reflexion geworden sind. Der Band versammelt Abhandlungen Kittlers aus 40 Jahren und zeigt das enorme Spektrum, die Intensität und die singuläre Kreativität seines Denkens.

Ästhetik des Performativen

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518785400

Category: Philosophy

Page: 378

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Spätestens seit den 60er Jahren lassen sich zeitgenössische Kunstwerke nicht mehr in den Begriffen herkömmlicher Ästhetiken erfassen. Anstatt "Werke" zu schaffen, bringen die Künstler zunehmend Ereignisse hervor, die in ihrem Vollzug die alten ästhetischen Relationen von Subjekt und Objekt, von Material- und Zeichenstatus außer Kraft setzen. Um diese Entwicklung nachvollziehbar zu machen, entwickelt Erika Fischer-Lichte in ihrer grundlegenden Studie eine Ästhetik des Performativen, die den Begriff der Aufführung in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Dieser umfaßt die Eigenschaften der leiblichen Kopräsenz von Akteuren und Zuschauern, der performativen Hervorbringung von Materialität sowie der Emergenz von Bedeutung und mündet in eine Bestimmung der Aufführung als Ereignis. Die Aufhebung der Trennung von Kunst und Leben, welche die neueren Ausdrucksformen anstreben, wird hier ästhetisch auf den Begriff gebracht.

Adolphe Appia

Künstler und Visionär des modernen Theaters

Author: Richard C. Beacham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895811524

Category:

Page: 415

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Simone Forti

Mit dem Körper denken

Author: Sabine Breitwieser,Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777422770

Category:

Page: 304

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This beautifully illustrated publication documents about 200 works of the artist, choreographer, dancer and writer Simone Forti, demonstrating her incredible diversity. Forti’s examinations of the relationship between object and body in interaction with mental processes and language, make an important contribution to art at the interface of sculpture and performance.0Experiment and improvisation have always been crucial to Simone Forti's artistic modus operandi. The artist, born 1935, known as a pivotal figure of postmodern dance and minimal art, once stated: "I am interested in what we learn about the world through our bodies". One of her most famous works is the celebrated Dance Constructions (1960/61) which incorporate minimal objects made0of plywood and ropes, and which created radically new ways of looking at dance. This volume showcases her range of artistic media including holograms, drawing, sound pieces, videos and documentations of performances. Essays by specialists assess and establish the new precedents set by Forti’s work. 0Exhibition: Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (18.07-09.11.2014).

Immersive Macht

Affekttheorie nach Spinoza und Foucault

Author: Rainer Mühlhoff

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593508346

Category: Philosophy

Page: 501

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Nicht nur im Silicon Valley oder in Startups, sondern auch in den sozialen Medien und in den populistischen Bewegungen der Gegenwart hat sich eine neue Regierungstechnik etabliert: Menschen werden durch gezielte Stimulierung von Emotionen und Affekten beeinflusst. Dieses Buch entwickelt eine philosophische Theorie zum Zusammenhang von Affektivität, Macht und Subjektivierung. Zugleich nimmt es die sozialen und ökonomischen Verhältnisse westlicher Gesellschaften in den Blick. Es leistet einen Beitrag zur kritischen Sozialphilosophie und zu einer Theorie der Gouvernementalität.

The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia

Author: Josephine Machon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351367781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia is the definitive book on the company’s work to date, marking eighteen years of Punchdrunk’s existence. It provides the first full-scale, historical account of one of the world’s foremost immersive theatre companies, drawn from unrivalled access to the collective memory and archives of their core creative team. The playful encyclopaedic format, much like a Punchdrunk masked show, invites readers to create their own journey through the ideas, aesthetics, contexts, and practices that underpin Punchdrunk’s work. Interjections from Felix Barrett, Stephen Dobbie, Maxine Doyle, Peter Higgin, Beatrice Minns, Colin Nightingale and Livi Vaughan, among others, fill out the picture with in-depth reflections. Charting Punchdrunk’s rise from the fringe to the mainstream, this encyclopaedia records the founding principles and mission of the company, documenting its evolving creative process and operational structures. It has been compiled to be useful to scholars and students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, from secondary level through to doctoral research, and is intended for those with a fascination for theatre in general and immersive work in particular. Ultimately it is written for those who have dared to come play with Punchdrunk across the years. It is also offered to the curious; those adventurers ready and waiting to be immersed in Punchdrunk worlds.

Laokoon

Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 296

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