The article interrogates the use of amateur and professional disabled performers in the emerging strain of performance practice known as ‘performing failure’.
A new book about “do it yourself” performance, with contributions made by over 30 arts practitioners and collectives. It’s a sequel of sorts – or rather; a continuation – to a recent text that platformed a growing community of voices in theatre, art, dance and performance making.
Passionate Amateurs argues that theatre in modern capitalism can help us think afresh about notions of work, time, and freedom. Its title concept is a theoretical and historical figure, someone whose work in theatre is undertaken within capitalism, but motivated by a love that desires something different.