Performance in the twenty-first century : theatres of engagement.

By: Lavender, Andy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Routledge, 2016Description: xii, 235 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415592352.Subject(s): Performing Arts | Theatre-21st century-Criticism and interpretation | Performing arts-History-21st centuryDDC classification: 792.01LAV
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<p>Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the 'classic' postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century engages more overtly with meaning, politics and society. It involves a newly pronounced form of personal experience, often implicating the body and/or one's sense of self.</p> <p>This volume examines a range of performance events, including work by both emergent and internationally significant companies and artists such as Rimini Protokoll, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, Zecora Ura, Punchdrunk, Ontroerend Goed, Kris Verdonck, Dries Verhoeven, Rabih Mroué, Derren Brown and David Blaine. It also considers a wider range of cultural phenomena such as online social networking, sports events, installations, games-based work and theme parks, where principles of performance are in play.</p> <p>Performance in the Twenty-First Century is a compelling and provocative resource for anybody interested in discovering how performance theory can be applied to cutting-edge culture, and indeed the world around them.</p>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of figures (p. ix)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • Part I Scenes of engagement (p. 1)
  • Introduction (p. 3)
  • 1 Theatres of engagement: performance after postmodernism (p. 7)
  • Part II On mediating performance (p. 33)
  • 2 The visible voice (or, the word made flesh): political presence and performative utterance in the public sphere (p. 35)
  • 3 In the mix: intermedial theatre and hybridity (p. 59)
  • 4 Feeling the event: from mist: en scène to mise en sensibilityé (p. 77)
  • Part III On (not) being an actor (p. 103)
  • 5 Sincerely yours: from the actor to the persona (p. 105)
  • 6 Me singing and dancing: You Tube's performing bodies (p. 120)
  • Part IV On (not) being a spectator (p. 133)
  • 7 Viewing and acting (and points in between): the trouble with spectating after Rancière (p. 135)
  • 8 Audiences and affects: theatres of engagement in the experience economy (p. 158)
  • Part V Theatre beyond theatre (p. 193)
  • 9 Performance engagements across culture (p. 195)
  • Bibliography (p. 214)
  • Index (p. 231)