Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Shaughnessy, Nicola (2012) Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice. Palgrave, Basingstoke, 312 pp. ISBN 9780230241336. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Applying Performance offers new ways of thinking about contemporary performance, live art and applied theatre. The book features a range of examples of socially engaged and participatory practices, considering key questions and debates about how we value this kind of work, who it is for, what purposes it serves and its status as art. Challenging divisions between subject and object, process and performance, artist and spectator, theory and practice, mind and body, the book participates in the various theoretical turns to affect, ethics and cognition to consider how and why we are moved as partakers in performance, the importance of empathy and embodiment to critical and creative engagement and the role of play and pleasure in affective practice. Case studies include work in a range of institutional settings to include education, health care, museums and prisons as well as projects using performance in developing communities and cultures. The examples are considered in the context of contemporary performance with sections on auto/biography, space, site and place, digital cultures and participatory performance.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: live art, applied theatre, contemporary performance, cognition, participation, affect, ethics
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Nicola Shaughnessy
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 12:04
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 16:07
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