Space in Performance

Space in Performance

How real and imagined theatrical spaces and the relationships between them evoke meaning

Author: Gay McAuley

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047208769X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

View: 354

How real and imagined theatrical spaces and the relationships between them evoke meaning
Categories: Performing Arts

Space in Performance

Space in Performance

How real and imagined theatrical spaces and the relationships between them evoke meaning

Author: Gay McAuley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048517539

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

View: 308

How real and imagined theatrical spaces and the relationships between them evoke meaning
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance and the Politics of Space

Performance and the Politics of Space

This collection examines what is at stake when a theatrical space is created and when a performance takes place; it asks under what circumstances the topology of theatre becomes political.

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136210266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

View: 322

From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This collection examines what is at stake when a theatrical space is created and when a performance takes place; it asks under what circumstances the topology of theatre becomes political. The book approaches this issue from various angles, taking theatre as a cultural paradigm for political dimensions of space in its respective historical context. Visiting the political dimensions of theatrical space in both theatre history and contemporary performance, the volume responds to the so-called spatial turn in cultural and historical studies, and questions a politics of aesthetics that is discussed in continental philosophy. The book visits different levels and linkages between aesthetic theory and geography, art and sociology, architecture and political theory, and geometry and history, shedding new light on theatre, politics, and space, thereby transforming this historically intertwined triad into a transdisciplinary theme.
Categories: Performing Arts

Engaging Spaces

Engaging Spaces

All performances - whether music, theater, visual arts, or even street protests or games — have this in common: they happen somewhere, within a space.

Author: Erik Kristiansen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763542005

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 645

All performances - whether music, theater, visual arts, or even street protests or games — have this in common: they happen somewhere, within a space. This anthology explores the complicated relationship between performance and the space in which it is hosted. Examining both well-known spaces — such as concert halls or stages — as well as unconventional ones, such as the street, the contributors investigate different conceptions of space, how space is experienced, how different spaces are unique from one another, and, ultimately, the ways space enables the performing arts to deeply engage audiences.
Categories: Art

Theatrical Reality Space Embodimnet and Empathy in Performance

Theatrical Reality  Space  Embodimnet and Empathy in Performance

Performance, dramaturgy and scenography are often explored in isolation, but in Theatrical Reality, Campbell Edinborough describes their connectedness in order to investigate how the experience of reality is constructed and understood ...

Author: Campbell Edinborough

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783205882

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

View: 304

Performance, dramaturgy, and scenography are often explored in isolation, but in Theatrical Reality, Campbell Edinborough describes their connectedness in order to investigate how the experience of reality is constructed and understood during performance. Drawing on sociological theory, cognitive psychology, and embodiment studies, Edinborough analyses our seemingly paradoxical understanding of theatrical reality, guided by the contexts shaping relationships between performer, spectator, and performance space. Through a range of examples from theatre, dance, circus, and film, Theatrical Reality examines how the liminal spaces of performance foster specific ways of conceptualising time, place, and reality.
Categories: Performing Arts

Places of Performance

Places of Performance

Explores the cultural, social, and poltical aspects of theatrical architecture, from the threatres of ancient Greece of the present.

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801480949

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

View: 353

Explores the cultural, social, and poltical aspects of theatrical architecture, from the threatres of ancient Greece of the present.
Categories: Architecture

Fashion Installation

Fashion Installation

This book offers a critical evaluation of the changing ways in which fashion has been exhibited, focusing specifically on the recent turn toward installation, whether in the form of static presentations, interactive performances or the more ...

Author: Adam Geczy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032538

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 278

Gone are the days when fashion relied on a runway launch with coinciding press promotions to show a couturier's new range. Today, design houses are thinking beyond traditional methods of display to stimulate interest in their collections, such as to the internet, fashion film and, more recently, fashion installations. This book offers a critical evaluation of the changing ways in which fashion has been exhibited, focusing specifically on the recent turn toward installation, whether in the form of static presentations, interactive performances or the more conventional curated designer exhibition. Connecting viewers – and consumers – on an immersive level, the fashion world has begun to appropriate installation methods traditionally associated with displays of experimental art, transcending the runway system and its constraints. This book turns to the designers who have pioneered fashion installations, such as Aitor Throup, Muccia Prada, Walter Van Beirendonck and Hussein Chalayan among others, and also looks back to the early influential fashion displays by designers such as Worth and Poiret to provide historical context. Divided into three parts, and covering a variety of installations from Vivienne Westwood's fashioned 'concept' stores to Gareth Pugh's immersive films, this ground-breaking book positions the designer as the curator and exhibition-maker and offers the first focused study of the pertinent concept of fashion installation.
Categories: Design

Beyond the Proscenium

Beyond the Proscenium

Author: Anmol Vellani

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2012353833

Category: Theater

Page: 176

View: 906

Categories: Theater

Space Safety and Human Performance

Space Safety and Human Performance

The book draws upon the expertise of the world’s leading experts in the field and focuses primarily on humans in spaceflight, but also covers operators of control centers on the ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus ...

Author: Barbara G. Kanki

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780081018705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 337

Space Safety and Human Performance provides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, operators, and consulting firms. The book draws upon the expertise of the world’s leading experts in the field and focuses primarily on humans in spaceflight, but also covers operators of control centers on the ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus addressing the entire spectrum of space actors. During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used to fight performance degradation and prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. The book is endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). Provides information on critical aspects of human performance in space missions Addresses the issue of human performance, from physical and psychosocial stressors that can degrade performance, to selection and training principles and techniques to enhance performance Brings together essential material on: cognition and human error; advanced analysis methods such as human reliability analysis; environmental challenges and human performance in space missions; critical human factors and man/machine interfaces in space systems design; crew selection and training; and organizational behavior and safety culture Includes an endorsement by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Theory for Theatre Studies Space

Theory for Theatre Studies  Space

Online resources to accompany this book are available at: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-space-9781350006072/

Author: Kim Solga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350006089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 636

Space: it's everywhere, all around, a given. It's abstract and yet not abstract at all, because it governs all human relations, shapes the way we understand our place on the planet, and orients us toward others (for better and for worse). How do theatre scholars understand space and place in performance? What tools do they use to theorize the political work space does on – and beyond – the stage? How can students use these tools to unpack the workings of space and place in the performances they see, the plays they study, and the experiences they have outside their classrooms? Theory for Theatre Studies: Space provides a comprehensive introduction to the 'spatial turn' in modern theatre and performance theory, exploring topics as diverse as embodied space, environmental performance politics and urban performance studies. The book is written in accessible prose and features in-depth case studies of Platform's audio walk And While London Burns, Katie Mitchell's Fraülein Julie, Young Jean Lee's The Shipment, and Evalyn Parry and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools. TfTS: Space begins with fresh readings of historical dramatic theory, discusses twentieth-century theoretical trends at length, and ends by asking what it will take (and what work is already underway) to decolonize the Western, settler-colonial stage. Online resources to accompany this book are available at: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theory-for-theatre-studies-space-9781350006072/
Categories: Performing Arts

The Model as Performance

The Model as Performance

The volume provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects interested in the model's reality-producing capacity and its recent emergence in contemporary art ...

Author: Thea Brejzek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474271400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 636

The Model as Performance investigates the history and development of the scale model from the Renaissance to the present. Employing a scenographic perspective and a performative paradigm, it explores what the model can do and how it is used in theatre and architecture. The volume provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects interested in the model's reality-producing capacity and its recent emergence in contemporary art practice and exhibition. Introducing a typology of the scale model beyond the iterative and the representative model, the authors identify the autonomous model as a provocative construction between past and present, idea and reality, that challenges and redefines the relationship between object, viewer and environment. The Model as Performance was shortlisted for the best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award at the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) 2019.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance Space Utopia

Performance  Space  Utopia

The war in the Balkans that took place between 1991-1995 forms the context of this book.

Author: Silvija Jestrovic

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230292666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 952

The war in the Balkans that took place between 1991-1995 forms the context of this book. It has been variously viewed as ethnic strife, religious conflict, or civil war but seldom has it been described as a war against cities. Belgrade and Sarajevo offer a fascinating comparative case study, not only because the two cities belong to the same historical narrative of the breakdown of Yugoslavia, but because of the ways in which their various performances both complement and contradict one another. This book examines how performance and theatricality became modes of being and acting in the city, even strategies of physical and ethical survival; yet so often it is exile, both as marginalisation within and exodus from the city, that emerges as the defining consequence of living in Sarajevo or Belgrade in the 1990s.
Categories: Performing Arts

Playwright Space and Place in Early Modern Performance

Playwright  Space and Place in Early Modern Performance

The fact that the playwrights were aware of the features of this performance tradition makes their texts a potential mine of performance information, and casts light back on the texts themselves: if some of their meanings are 'spatial', ...

Author: Mr Tim Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478980

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 139

Analyzing Elizabethan and Jacobean playtexts for their spatial implications, this innovative study discloses the extent to which the resources and constraints of public playhouse buildings affected the construction of the fictional worlds of early modern plays. The study argues that playwrights were writing with foresight, inscribing the constraints and resources of the stages into their texts. It goes further, to posit that Shakespeare and his playwright-contemporaries adhered to a set of generic conventions, rather than specific local company practices, about how space and place were to be related in performance: the playwrights constituted thus an overarching virtual 'company' producing playtexts that shared features across the acting companies and playhouses. By clarifying a sixteenth- to seventeenth-century conception of theatrical place, Tim Fitzpatrick adds a new layer of meaning to our understanding of the plays. His approach adds a new dimension to these particular documents which–though many of them are considered of great literary worth–were not originally generated for any other reason than to be performed within a specific performance context. The fact that the playwrights were aware of the features of this performance tradition makes their texts a potential mine of performance information, and casts light back on the texts themselves: if some of their meanings are 'spatial', these will have been missed by purely literary tools of analysis.
Categories: Performing Arts

Understanding Theatre

Understanding Theatre

Author: Jacqueline Martin

Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015034911001

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

View: 673

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: 994

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

Theatre s Heterotopias

Theatre s Heterotopias

Theatre's Heterotopias analyses performance space, using the concept of heterotopia: a location that, when apparent in performance, refers to the actual world, thus activating performance in its culture.

Author: J. Tompkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137362124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

View: 771

Theatre's Heterotopias analyses performance space, using the concept of heterotopia: a location that, when apparent in performance, refers to the actual world, thus activating performance in its culture. Case studies cover site-specific and multimedia performance, and selected productions from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Globe Theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre and Performance Design

Theatre and Performance Design

The volume is organised thematically in five sections: looking, the experience of seeing space and place the designer: the scenographic bodies in space making meaning This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and ...

Author: Jane Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136344527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 681

Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design. The volume is organised thematically in five sections: looking, the experience of seeing space and place the designer: the scenographic bodies in space making meaning This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning. Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia and Herbert Blau.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Theatre of Cornwall

The Theatre of Cornwall

This ground-breaking study shows that through the centuries Cornwall has had one of the most complex theatrical cultures in West Europe and can lay claim to being the pre-eminent 'Celtic' theatrical territory.

Author: Alan M. Kent

Publisher:

ISBN: 1904537995

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 968

View: 702

This ground-breaking study shows that through the centuries Cornwall has had one of the most complex theatrical cultures in West Europe and can lay claim to being the pre-eminent 'Celtic' theatrical territory.
Categories: Cornwall (England : County)

Theatrical Space

Theatrical Space

Each chapter tackles a different set of problems, offering thoughtful solutions to common obstacles. Theatrical Space is a valuable resource for all directors and designers, both young and experienced.

Author: William Faricy Condee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810842113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 701

Condee has interviewed hundreds of prominent American and British directors, designers, and actors, and provides photographs and groundplans of major American theatres. Each chapter tackles a different set of problems, offering thoughtful solutions to common obstacles. Theatrical Space is a valuable resource for all directors and designers, both young and experienced. Paperback edition available April 2002.
Categories: Performing Arts