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Mesearch and the Performing Body

Author: Mark Edward | Reference: P3627 | ISBN: 978-3-319-69997-4

An anthology of Edward’s creative practice-led projects.  Through the innovative practice of 'mesearch', in which the author is both theoriser and theorised, this study delivers a personal, creative narration, combining reflections and emotions in relation to self and performance.

Dance Criticism and the Descriptive Bias

Author: Roger Copeland | Reference: A0809

On reviewing vs criticism

Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092

Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

Performance artist’s workbook: on teaching and learning performance art: essays and exercises

Reference: P3426 | ISBN: 978-952-7218-10-5

The aim of this book is to offer perspectives on performance art practice with a focus on teaching. This subject has rarely been approached in the literature and this book gives insights and inspiration for all those teaching performance art as well as to anyone else interested in this art form.

TRANSACTIONS #2

Reference: P3250

Drawing threads from the meta to the micro level inevitably leads to a conversation about power – who has it, who doesn’t, who should have it, how it is adjudicated. TransActions #2 picks up on this context and sets out to pose questions for the field of socially-engaged art and education practice in 2017.

How Do You Write a Risk Assessment for Lips of Thomas?

Author: Matthew Cornford | Reference: A0734

Art students who experiment, think differently and take risks are often praised for their efforts. But what happens when students become interested in developing performance-based work involving risk of injury and physical pain?

Performance and the Maternal

Author: Emily Underwood-Lee and Lena Simic | Reference: A0716

Correspondences exchanged between the two authors as part of the Performance and the Maternal project.

I Love Dick

Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3186 | ISBN: 978-1781256480

When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy.

TransActions#1

Reference: P2802

Taking Dublin and Chicago as two contemporary urban sites for exploration, The MA in Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult and Community Education) at the National College of Art and Design (Dublin) have partnered with Stockyard Institute (Chicago) to explore the physical, geographic and social fabric of the two cities.

Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity

Author: Shannon Jackson | Reference: P1539 | ISBN: 9780521656054

“Today's academic discourse is filled with the word 'perform'. Nestled amongst a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of contemporary inquiries. For students, artists, and scholars of performance and theatre, this development is intriguing and complex. By examining the history of theatre studies and related institutions and by comparing the very different disciplinary interpretations and developments that led to this engagement, Professing Performance offers ways of placing performance theory and performance studies in context. Shannon Jackson considers the connection amongst a range of performance forms such as oratory, theatre, dance, and performance art and explores performance as both a humanistic and technical field of education. Throughout, she explores the institutional history of performance in the US academy in order to revise current debates around the role of the arts and humanities in higher education.” This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).