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The Mary Wigman Book, Mary Wigman 2017 Wesleyan University

The Mary Wigman Book, Mary Wigman

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

The final testament of a great creative artist, whose genius as a dancer and choreographer was well matched by her verbal gifts. In this volume, Walter Sorell, her longtime friend, brings together a rich selection of her writings: warm letters, poems, anecdotes of her early years, witty cartoons, essays on the art of dance, and on some of her own works. Included are her reminiscences of her first compositions and performances, of the dancers who flocked to her company and school at Dresden, and of her triumphant American tours in 1930–1933. The Mary Wigman Book was originally published by ...


French Theater And The Memory Of The Great War, Susan McCready 2017 University of South Alabama

French Theater And The Memory Of The Great War, Susan Mccready

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

A systematic examination of the ground on which French-language playwrights chose to stage their confrontation with the war would expose many of the literary and cultural biases on which our collective memory of the Great War is based. Even the brief outline of French-language war plays provided in this essay challenges many of our most cherished assumptions about war experience and the meaning of the Great War.


Forum On The Art Of Participation: A Curated Collection Of Reflections, Explorations, And Instructions, Astrid Breel, Hannah Newman, Robbie Wilson 2017 University of Kent, UK.

Forum On The Art Of Participation: A Curated Collection Of Reflections, Explorations, And Instructions, Astrid Breel, Hannah Newman, Robbie Wilson

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This section of the journal collates articles and other content arising from The Art of Participation Forum, which took place on the 7th & 8th of May, 2016, at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. The event brought together an international group of artists and academics who are involved in participatory arts in a variety of ways and who hail from the many corners of this wide field of activity. We wanted to explore the inherently practical phenomenon of participatory arts by doing as well as discussing, which meant that the Forum took a practice-as-research approach. To this end, we ...


Speak For Yourself: Considerations Of Ethics And Aesthetics In The Performance Of A Community Oral History Project, Michelle Young 2017 Queen's University Belfast

Speak For Yourself: Considerations Of Ethics And Aesthetics In The Performance Of A Community Oral History Project, Michelle Young

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This article outlines the creative and ethical process of staging a site-specific oral history community theatre project in the housing estate where I grew up in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Shandon Park -the name of the place and the performance- comprised of residents telling their own life stories in their homes in an investigation of memory, identity and place. The performance of memory articulated by people who were active agents in how they were presented investigated how the ownership of lived experience could exist within an effective dramatic structure. This article describes how the aesthetic qualities of performance within the reality ...


A Unity Of Experience: The Shared Rhythms Of Only Wolves And Lions, James Layton 2017 University of Cumbria

A Unity Of Experience: The Shared Rhythms Of Only Wolves And Lions, James Layton

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

‘Only wolves and lions eat alone, you should not eat, not even a snack, on your own’

These words from Epicurus are the stimulus for Unfinished Business’ Only Wolves and Lions, a participatory performance in which the audience share a meal, a conversation, a provocation. Joining others in a shared event, individual natural rhythms were consolidated as tensions inherent in the late capitalist Western world were explored.

Since its commodification, time has become an increasingly scarce resource for most people, as a pertinacious expectation of productivity in both work and leisure activities grows exponentially. Investing time in the shared activities ...


Only The Envelope: An Artistic Exercise In Data Retention, Vahri G. Mckenzie 2017 Edith Cowan University, Australia

Only The Envelope: An Artistic Exercise In Data Retention, Vahri G. Mckenzie

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

Only the Envelope (OTE) combines research methodologies to investigate the ways we share personal information in the public sphere, and document our practices as scholartists. In a live art installation, a “scientist” invited visitors to be involved in an “experiment”: viewing a film while wearing a wireless eye-tracking device. This surveillance technology generated data about viewing behaviour, but of more interest, the work staged encounters that dramatize the act of looking. Engaging in OTE as performance research led to unanticipated findings and the creation of new audiovisual documents when the eye-tracking device was redeployed as a head-mounted camera to reenact ...


Anticipation, Action And Analysis: A New Methodology For Practice As Research, Lee Campbell 2017 University of Lincoln

Anticipation, Action And Analysis: A New Methodology For Practice As Research, Lee Campbell

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This paper proposes a new methodology for practice-as-research: “Anticipation, Action, and Analysis”. Critical evaluation of my performance artwork Lost for Words functions as the vehicle to describe Anticipation, Action, and Analysis and to theorise, articulate and demonstrate how slapstick can offer useful insights into the operations of the physical body in participative art performance that go beyond abstract theorisation. Scrutinising and examining slapstick’s performativity in relation to the subject of participation (Bourriaud 1998; Bishop 2006) within Performance Art, this paper concentrates discussion on my performance Lost for Words (2011) as a performance that by making use of slapstick as ...


Participatory Theatre As A Practice As Research Tool For Engaging With Young Men To Interrogate Masculinity And Hiv In Malawi, Zindaba Chisiza 2017 University of Malawi, Chancellor College

Participatory Theatre As A Practice As Research Tool For Engaging With Young Men To Interrogate Masculinity And Hiv In Malawi, Zindaba Chisiza

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This article is about a series of participatory theatre-based workshops that I conducted with a group of male students from the University of Malawi between February and June 2015. In Malawi, young men are at high risk of acquiring HIV because of pressure to perform sexually risky behaviours (not using condoms and having multiple sexual partners) in order to assert themselves as men. The failure to engage men in challenging and changing dangerous constructions of masculinity will continue to leave women vulnerable to infection and perpetuate the spread of HIV. Using workshop and performance vignettes I illustrate how theatre-based methodologies ...


I-Reflexes: The Affective Implications Of Bodies In Dance Improvisation Performance, Paula Guzzanti 2017 Queen's University Belfast

I-Reflexes: The Affective Implications Of Bodies In Dance Improvisation Performance, Paula Guzzanti

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

In this article, I present—from the perspective of the dance improviser—an analysis of my practice-as-research project, entitled I-Reflexes. In this piece I explore factors influencing decision-making in dance improvisation performance. I-Reflexes captures the improvisational interaction of three performers: a solo dancer, a musician, and a sonic artist; the audience also participates through the mediation of their mobile phones. In this performance project, ringtones trigger unplanned, reflex-like movements in the body, suggesting alternate terms of decision-making within dance improvisation practice. A significant reflection that emerged from this study was that the act of perceiving brings the world into the ...


A Review Of Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History Of Popular Music Marathon, Sean F. Edgecomb 2017 CUNY College of Staten Island

A Review Of Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History Of Popular Music Marathon, Sean F. Edgecomb

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This review considers Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music Marathon which took place at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York from October 8 to October 9, 2016. Using Jacques Derrida's theory of "l'avenir," best translated as the "unexpected visitor" I analyze a variety of the components found in the performance including, queer dramaturgy, song selection, choreography, audience participation and costumes. My critical review examines the concert which pulled liberally from the American songbook, using popular music from 1776 to 2016 in an attempt to collectively exorcise the specters of the patriarchy and exonerate the ...


A Review Of Roe By Arena Stage, A Co-Production With Oregon Shakespeare, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher 2017 Saint Lawrence University

A Review Of Roe By Arena Stage, A Co-Production With Oregon Shakespeare, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This performance review examines the Washington, D.C. premiere of Lisa Loomer's Roe, which is a coproduction by Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Berkeley Repertory. The review explores the way in which the Loomer's play with its exploration of history, and this particular production's rendering of that exploration, has taken on new urgency in the shifting political climate caused by the election of Donald Trump.


A Review Of The Builders Association's Elements Of Oz, Sean Bartley 2017 Florida State University

A Review Of The Builders Association's Elements Of Oz, Sean Bartley

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This performance review of Elements of OZ, after describing the interactions between the production’s onstage action, recorded and livestreamed sequences, and innovative smartphone app, proposes that the production fundamentally explores process rather than artistic product: the making of the original MGM film, the percolation of the film throughout popular culture, and The Builders Association’s own unique method of live reenactment and reconceptualization


The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare In The Park Troilus And Cressida / Delacorte Theater, Central Park, Stephanie Pietros 2017 Clemson University

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare In The Park Troilus And Cressida / Delacorte Theater, Central Park, Stephanie Pietros

Early Modern Culture

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King And Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings / Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Joey Burley, Kaylor Montgomery, Will Sly, Ashley Van Hesteren 2017 Clemson University

King And Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings / Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich, Joey Burley, Kaylor Montgomery, Will Sly, Ashley Van Hesteren

Early Modern Culture

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Henry Vi, Part 2 / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Marcia Eppich-Harris 2017 Clemson University

Henry Vi, Part 2 / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Marcia Eppich-Harris

Early Modern Culture

No abstract provided.


The Anti-Brexit Cymbeline / Royal Shakespeare Company, Rachel Ellen Clark 2017 Clemson University

The Anti-Brexit Cymbeline / Royal Shakespeare Company, Rachel Ellen Clark

Early Modern Culture

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Love's Labour's Lost & Won / Royal Shakespeare Company, Mary L. Hjelm 2017 Clemson University

Love's Labour's Lost & Won / Royal Shakespeare Company, Mary L. Hjelm

Early Modern Culture

No abstract provided.


An Invitation To Play: Sleep No More / Punchdrunk At The Mckittrick Hotel, Shannon McHugh, Alice Fischetti, Mohammad Sadic, Amy Moore 2017 Clemson University

An Invitation To Play: Sleep No More / Punchdrunk At The Mckittrick Hotel, Shannon Mchugh, Alice Fischetti, Mohammad Sadic, Amy Moore

Early Modern Culture

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Arabella’S Valentines And Literary Connections [Dot] Com: Playing With Eighteenth-Century Gender Online, Melanie D. Holm 2017 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Arabella’S Valentines And Literary Connections [Dot] Com: Playing With Eighteenth-Century Gender Online, Melanie D. Holm

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This article describes two digital assignments that ask students to imaginatively embody characters from eighteenth-century texts written by women in order to cultivate a greater awareness of the critical role of gender and gender critique in these works. The first of these assignments, “Arabella’s Valentines,” asks students to translate dialogue from Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote as humorous Internet memes. The second assignment, “Literary Connections [dot] com,” asks students to imagine how characters from the course archive might represent themselves on an internet dating site. Through creative role-play facilitated by these digital genres, students engage with the texts ...


Review Of Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, And Belief In Early Modern England, Amy Mallory-Kani 2017 Mississippi State University

Review Of Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, And Belief In Early Modern England, Amy Mallory-Kani

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

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