Environmental and Site specific Theatre

Environmental and Site specific Theatre

The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.

Author: Andrew Houston

Publisher: Critical Perspectives on Canad

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131698099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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Series sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performing Site Specific Theatre

Performing Site Specific Theatre

This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century.

Author: A. Birch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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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
Categories: Performing Arts

The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography

The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography

Site-Specific Performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Pearson, Mike.
2012. “Haunted House: Staging The Persians with the British Army." In
Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice, edited by Anna Birch
and Joanne ...

Author: Arnold Aronson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474283984

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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A classic work of theatre history and criticism when first published, Arnold Aronson's formative study surveyed the phenomenon known as environmental theatre. Now updated in this richly illustrated second edition to reflect developments and practice since the 1980s, it offers readers a comprehensive study of the theatre practice which has evolved to become the dominant mode of much contemporary innovative performance. For most audiences, particularly in the Western tradition, theatre means going to a building in which seats face a stage on which actors perform a play. But there has always been a vital alternative that came to be known as environmental theatre. Whether in folk performances, street theatre, avant-garde performance, utopian architecture, Happenings, mass spectacles, or contemporary immersive theatre, the relationship of the spectator to the performance has been one in which the audience is surrounded or immersed in a shared space, in which the multiple events may be happening simultaneously, and in which the experience of theatrical space is visceral and often kinetic. This book examines the history of this phenomenon and looks at a range of contemporary practice. New chapters examine how the 'transformed spaces' of earlier work have become the interactive and immersive productions that characterize the work of companies such as Punchdrunk, dreamthinkspeak, Teatro da Vertigem, En Garde Arts, and The Industry, among others. Updated to take account of the burgeoning scholarship on the subject, The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography remains the authoritative account that illuminates present day theatre practice and its antecedents.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Environment on Stage

The Environment on Stage

Ecotheatre is not (necessarily) a form of site-specific theatre, but the
characteristics of sitespecific theatre seen from the perspective of a leading
practitioner suggest that sitespecific theatre could readily become ecotheatrical.
On the basis that ...

Author: Julie Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000650655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The Environment on Stage: Scenery or Shapeshifter? investigates a pertinent voice of theatrical performance within the production and reception of ecotheatre. Theatre ecologies, unavoidably enmeshed in the environment, describe the system of sometimes perverse feedback loops running through theatrical events, productions, performances and installations. This volume applies an ecoaware spectatorial lens to explore live theatre as a living ecosystem in a literal sense. The vibrant chemistry between production and reception, and the spiralling ideas and emotions this generates in some conditions, are unavoidably driven by flows of matter and energy, thus, by the natural environment, even when human perspectives seem to dominate. The Environment on Stage is an intentionally eclectic mix of observation, close reading and qualitative research, undertaken with the aim of exploring ecocritical ideas embedded in ecotheatre from a range of perspectives. Individual chapters identify productions, performances and installations in which the environment is palpably present on stage, as it is in natural disasters such as floods, storms, famine, conflict and climate change. These themes and others are explored in the context of site-specificity, subversive spectators, frugal modes of narrative, the shifting ‘stuff’ of theatre productions, and imaginative substitutions. Ecotheatre is nothing less than vibrant matter that lets the environment speak for itself
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Site Specific Theatre and Performance

Making Site Specific Theatre and Performance

Reading Environmental Theater by Richard Schechner (first published in 1973)
is a book that both illuminates the dynamic history and developments of site-
specific practices and contains numerous general ideas and technical models for
 ...

Author: Phil Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352003185

Category: Site-specific theater

Page: 264

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This practical, accessible and far-reaching guide to making site-specific theatre and performance emphasises the diversity of approaches to the practice, and explores key principles of space and site. Phil Smith draws on a wide range of interdisciplinary and international performance examples, and uses an innovative variety of exercises, to show students and aspiring performance-makers how to find a site and generate a performance beyond the theatre building.
Categories: Site-specific theater

Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant garde and Postdramatic Theatre

Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant garde and Postdramatic Theatre

The serate, therefore, can be considered an embryonic form of avant-garde
environmental theatre stretching toward more recent site-specific performances
of the Theatregroep Hollandia, for example. The antagonistic tone of manifesto ...

Author: Mladen Ovadija

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588677

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Sound is born and dies with action. In this surprising, resourceful study, Mladen Ovadija makes a case for the centrality of sound as an integral element of contemporary theatre. He argues that sound in theatre inevitably "betrays" the dramatic text, and that sound is performance. Until recently, theatrical sound has largely been regarded as supplemental to the dramatic plot. Now, however, sound is the subject of renewed interest in theatrical discourse. Dramaturgy of sound, Ovadija argues, reads and writes a theatrical idiom based on two inseparable, intertwined strands - the gestural, corporeal power of the performer’s voice and the structural value of stage sound. His extensive research in experimental performance and his examination of the pioneering work by Futurists, Dadaists, and Expressionists enable Ovadija to create a powerful study of autonomous sound as an essential element in the creation of synesthetic theatre. Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-garde and Postdramatic Theatre presents a cogent argument about a continuous tradition in experimental theatre running from early modernist to contemporary works.
Categories: Drama

Applying Performance

Applying Performance

Sitespecific art moves performance beyond theatre spaces and galleries andis
defined by Nick Kaye as amedium ... assite responsive,site sympathetic,
sitegeneric, environmental art, contextsensitiveor specific, landscape theatre,
place ...

Author: N. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137033642

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 414

This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.
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Radical Theatre

Radical Theatre

1 Theatre, Artifice, Environment Light dawns gradually over the whole. Ludwig ...
and when 'found environments' are used or site-specific works developed, artists
usually rig the spaces for lights and sound to alter their mundane character.

Author: Rush Rehm

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472502339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Why should Greek tragedy matter now? This book opens a dialogue between the tragic theatre in ancient Athens and the multiple performances of the modern world. In five interconnected essays, Rush Rehm engages tragedy on its own terms, using our oldest theatre as inspiration for how we might shape the theatre of the future. 'Theatre, Artifice, Environment' explores the difference between the outdoor theatre of Athens and the artificial interiors of modern performance. 'Theatre and Fear' compares the terrors confronted in Greek tragedy with our own, seemingly distant fears (environmental destruction, dehumanising technology, corporate control of livelihood and culture). 'The Fate of Agency, the Agency of Fate' applies the paradox of human freedom in Greek tragedy to our own paradoxes of powerlessness and mastery. 'Tragedy and Ideology' treats Greek tragedy as an act of resistance, and 'Tragedy and Time' relates Greek tragedy's survival to its moment-to-moment realisation in performance. Part analysis, part polemic, Radical Theatre engages the aesthetic, political and ethical challenges of Greek tragedy as a means of confronting what tomorrow's theatre can do.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theatre A Very Short Introduction

Theatre  A Very Short Introduction

... The Empty Space summarizes this new attitude: 'I can take any empty space
and call it a bare stage.' Normal sitespecific performances still separated
audience and performance in a fairly traditional way, and although environmental
theatre ...

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191648625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance, literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Every aspect of human activity and human culture can be, and has been, incorporated into the creation of theatre. In this Very Short Introduction Marvin Carlson takes us through Ancient Greece and Rome, to Medieval Japan and Europe, to America and beyond, and looks at how the various forms of theatre have been interpreted and enjoyed. Exploring the role that theatre artists play — from the actor and director to the designer and puppet-master, as well as the audience — this is an engaging exploration of what theatre has meant, and still means, to people of all ages at all times. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Performing Arts

Art Into Theatre

Art Into Theatre

Since then they have completed two more large - scale site - specific pieces . Pax
, of 1991-1992 , based on a descent of angels and concerned with the
environmental plight of the planet , was presented at St. David's Hall , Cardiff , the
 ...

Author: Nick Kaye

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 3718657899

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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Art Into Theatre investigates the processes of hybrid forms of performance developed between 1952 and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion. Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's Cat Scanand the experimental theatre work of Schechner, Foreman, and Kirby, to the recent performances of Abramovic, Forced Entertainment and the Wooster Group, Art Into Theatre offers a fascinating collection of perspectives on the destabilizing of conventional ideas of the art "object" and the theatrical "text". Nick Kaye's introductory essay to the volume offers a useful context for the reader and each interview is preceded by an informative biographical sketch.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Hybrid in the Limen

The Hybrid in the Limen

Author: Edyta Lorek-Jezińska

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062499515

Category: Theater

Page: 157

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Categories: Theater

Performing Nature

Performing Nature

The essays in this volume explore the borderland between ecology and the arts.

Author: Gabriella Giannachi

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105574

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 437

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The essays in this volume explore the borderland between ecology and the arts. Nature is here read by a number of contributors as 'cultural', by others as an 'independent domain', or even as a powerful process of exchange 'between the human and the other-than-human'. The four parts of the volume reflect these different understandings of nature and performance. Informed by psychoanalysis and cultural materialism, contributors to the first part, 'Spectacle: Landscape and Subjectivity', look at ways in which particular social and scientific experiments, theatre and film productions and photography either reinforce or contest our ideas about nature and human-human or human-animal relations and identities. The second part, 'World: Hermeneutic Language and Social Ecology', investigates political protest, social practice art, acoustic ecology, dance theatre, family therapy and ritual in terms of social philosophy. Contributors to the third part, 'Environment: Immersiveness and Interactivity', explore architecture and sculpture, site-specific and mediatised dance and paratheatre through radical theories of urban and virtual space and time, or else phenomenological philosophy. The final part, 'Void: Death, Life and the Sublime', indicates the possibilities in dance, architecture and animal behaviour of a shift to an existential ontology in which nature has 'the capacity to perform itself'.
Categories: Performing Arts

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

approaches to theatre research, scholarship around the postdramatic and also by
a cultural shift towards site-specific ... in configurations that also involve spatial
and environmental shifts in staging dynamics – has become a fundamental ...

Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 937

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
Categories: Performing Arts

Unstable Ground

Unstable Ground

In this book, Australian academics explore the nexus between place and performance in practices ranging from mainstream theatre to site specific performance.

Author: Gay McAuley

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052010366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 198

As an art form that is utterly dependent on its own spatiality, theatre has a major contribution to make to contemporary debates about space and place. In this book, Australian academics explore the nexus between place and performance in practices ranging from mainstream theatre to site specific performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

JIAC2009 book of abstracts

JIAC2009 book of abstracts

Delineation of site-specific management zones using geostatistics and fuzzy
clustering analysis Castrignano, A.1, ... Italy, 2University ofBasilicata, Crop
Systems, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, ViaAteneo Lucano, 10,
85100Potenza, Italy, ...

Author: C. Lokhorst

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086861149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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The broad range of research topics reported in this abstract book is a valuable resource for researchers, advisors, teachers and professionals in agriculture. ICT in agriculture, the field of EFITA’s interest, precision agriculture and precision livestock farming are becoming ever more relevant as the agricultural industry struggles to come to terms with various developments. These include issues of cooperation, Internet, standardisation, software architecture, robotics, environment, animal and human welfare, economics, traceability, farm management, vehicle guidance, crop management, animal disease and livestock management. Whilst some benefits have proved elusive, others contribute positively to today’s agriculture. Research continues to be necessary and needs to be reported and disseminated to a wide audience. Also note that the reviewed papers from the 4th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming and the 7th ECPA conference are presented in companion publications.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Neoliberalism and Global Theatres

Neoliberalism and Global Theatres

This requires endurance, deepresources ofphysical strength,andan intuitive
understanding of the sitespecific landscape outofwhich the performance emerges
. ... An environmental theatre requires a whole different set of skills of which long
hours inharsh weather, and the possibility of having no ... Performersare
generated aroundthe site's needs:moredancershere, more sculptors
andillustratorsthere.

Author: L. Nielsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137035608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.
Categories: Performing Arts

New Dramaturgy

New Dramaturgy

My sound was distributed to the four corners of the park, contributing to a large-
scale environmental experience for the ... greater space – these site-specific
techniques have informed my thinking regarding sound in theatre to the extent
that I ...

Author: Katalin Trencsényi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 110

Recent shifts in the theatrical landscape have had corresponding implications for dramaturgy. The way we think about theatre and performance today has changed our approaches to theatre making and composition. Emerging new aesthetics and new areas of dramaturgical work such as live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental performance, and dance demand new approaches and sensibilities. New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice is the first book to explore new dramaturgy in depth, and considers how our thinking about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg has been transformed. Edited by Katalin Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane, New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice provides an unrivalled resource for practitioners, scholars, and students.
Categories: Performing Arts

Off Sites

Off Sites

Contextualizing the techniques and methods of the incredibly rich and vital genre of site-specific performance, author Bertie Ferdman traces the evolution of that term.

Author: Bertie Ferdman

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809334704

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Contextualizing the techniques and methods of the incredibly rich and vital genre of site-specific performance, author Bertie Ferdman traces the evolution of that term. Originally used for experimental staging practices and then later also for engaged situational events, site-specific is no longer sufficient for the genre’s many contemporary variations. Using the term off-site, Ferdman illustrates five distinct ways artists have challenged the disciplinary framework of site-specific theatre: blurring the traditional boundaries between the fictional and the real; changing how the audience and actor interact with each other and whether they are physically together or apart; fabricating sites from physically bound, conceptually constructed, or virtual spaces; staging live situations in real/nonreal and often mediated encounters; and challenging our preconceived notions of time and space. Tracing the genealogy of site-based work through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Ferdman outlines the theoretical groundwork for her study in the introduction. Individual chapters focus on distinct types of off-sites—the interdisciplinary discourse of disciplinary sites; the spaces of audience engagement with spectator sites; the dislocation of time for temporal sites; and the historiographical spaces of mapping for urban sites. Ferdman examines site-based work being done in the Americas by contemporary companies and artists experimenting with new forms and practices for site-driven theatre. Key productions discussed include Private Moment by David Levine, Geyser Land by Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, Jim Findlay’s Dream of the Red Chamber, and Lola Arias’ Mi Vida Después.
Categories: Performing Arts

Beloved

Beloved

Beloved, a 60-minute immersive work developed for this thesis, investigates an audience-centric model of immersive theater where the audience not only inhabits the created world but also is a necessary entity that drives the work forward.

Author: Caitlin Dutton-Reaver

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1154789016

Category: Participatory theater

Page:

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As a veteran immersive theater performer, I recognize the field has been rapidly evolving over recent decades. The research for this thesis traces the American roots of immersive theater as it currently exists in the United States, acknowledging the Canadian and British influences that have shaped the genre since the 1980's. As the term immersive theater becomes a broad catch-all phrase to describe any form of theater or dance theater that may utilize environmental, site-specific, or interactive performance, I consider a stricter definition of the term to understand the roots of the genre. Beloved, a 60-minute immersive work developed for this thesis, investigates an audience-centric model of immersive theater where the audience not only inhabits the created world but also is a necessary entity that drives the work forward. The work stemmed from my 2019 production Of Others that served as a workshop for this larger endeavor. Because of the outbreak in New York of the COVID-19 global pandemic, my collaborators and I were unable to complete Beloved, but I describe the creative research in anticipation of a future premiere.
Categories: Participatory theater

Contemporary British Drama

Contemporary British Drama

It can't be done'.15 Verbatim has even stretched to encompass environmental
tragedy. The experiences of families flooded out in the wettest summer in British
history in 2007 were captured in Look Left Look Right's site-specific show The ...

Author: David Lane

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excelle
Categories: Literary Criticism