39 Microlectures

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Author: Matthew Goulish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134612390

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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'A series of accidents has brought you this book. You may think of it not as a book, but as a library, an elevator, an amateur performance in a nearby theatre. Open it to the table of contents. Turn to the page that sounds the most interesting to you. Read a sentence or two. Repeat the process. Read this book as a creative act, and feel encouraged.' 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance is a collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and thinkpieces on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, performance, life, death, the universe and everything. It is a unique and moving document for our times, full of curiosity and wonder, thoughtfulness and pain. Matthew Goulish, founder member of performance group Goat Island, meditates on these and other diverse themes, proving, along the way, that the boundaries between poetry and criticism, and between creativity and theory, are a lot less fixed than they may seem. The book is revelatory, solemn yet at times hilarious, and genuinely written to inspire - or perhaps provoke - creativity and thought.

Small Acts of Repair

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Author: Stephen Bottoms

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134216833

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Goat Island are one of the world’s leading contemporary performance ensembles. Their intimate, low-tech, intensely physical performances represent a unique hybrid of strategies and techniques drawn from live art, experimental theatre and postmodern dance. Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island, is the first book to document and critique the company’s performances, processes, politics, aesthetics, and philosophies. It reflects on the company’s work through the critical lens of ecology – an emerging and urgent concern in performance studies and elsewhere. This collage text combines and juxtaposes writing by company members and arts commentators, to look in detail at Goat Island’s distinctive collaborative processes and the reception of their work in performance. The book includes a section of practical workshop exercises and thoughts on teaching drawn from the company’s extensive experience, providing an invaluable classroom resource. By documenting the creative processes of this extraordinary company, this book will make an important contribution to the critical debates surrounding contemporary performance practices. In so doing, it pays compelling tribute to committed art-making, creativity, collaboration, and the nature of the possible.

Ethno techno

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Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415362474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Guillermo Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique style of performance-activism; his theatricalizations of postcolonial theory. In Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy, he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture of what he calls 'the mainstream bizarre'. Over forty-five photos document his artistic experiments and the text not only explores and confronts his political and philosophical parameters; it offers groundbreaking insights into his, and his company's, methods of production, development and teaching. The result is an extraordinary and inspiring glimpse into the life and work of one of the most daring, innovative and challenging performance artists of our age.

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

Goulish, M. (2000) 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance, London: Routledge. Graff, E. (1997) Stepping Left: Dance and Politics in New York City, ...


Author: Jens Richard Giersdorf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135173487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 406

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The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated collection of key texts, featuring an enlightening new introduction, which tracks differing approaches to dance studies. Important articles from the first edition are accompanied by twenty new works by leading critical voices. The articles are presented in five thematic sections, each with a new editorial introduction and further reading. Sections cover: Making dance Performing dance Ways of looking Locating dance in history and society Debating the discipline The Routledge Dance Studies Reader gives readers access to over thirty essential texts on dance and provides expert guidance on their critical context. It is a vital resource for anyone interested in understanding dance from a global and contemporary perspective.

The Creative Critic

39 Jones (2009: 26). Here Jones is differentiating it from the 'writing alongside' that Matthew Goulish (2000) describes in his 39 Microlectures in ...


Author: Katja Hilevaara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317200130

Category: Art

Page: 304

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As practitioner-researchers, how do we discuss and analyse our work without losing the creative drive that inspired us in the first place? Built around a diverse selection of writings from leading researcher-practitioners and emerging artists in a variety of fields, The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice celebrates the extraordinary range of possibilities available when writing about one’s own work and the work one is inspired by. It re-thinks the conventions of the scholarly output to propose that critical writing be understood as an integral part of the artistic process, and even as artwork in its own right. Finding ways to make the intangible nature of much of our work ‘count’ under assessment has become increasingly important in the Academy and beyond. The Creative Critic offers an inspiring and useful sourcebook for students and practitioner-researchers navigating this area. Please see the companion site to the book, http://www.creativecritic.co.uk, where some of the chapters have become unfixed from the page.

Field Notes on the Visual Arts

39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance. London: Routledge, 2000. Hollander, John. The Gazer's Spirit: Poems Looking at Silent Works of Art. Chicago: ...


Author: Karen Lang

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789380170

Category: Art


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What is the relation of art and history? What is art today? Why does art affect us? In Field Notes on the Visual Arts, 75 scholars, curators, and artists traverse chronology and geography to reveal the meanings and dilemmas of art. Organized under eight major headings – Anthropomorphism, Appropriation, Contingency, Detail, Materiality, Time, and Tradition – the contributions are written by historians of art, literature, culture and science, as well as archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, curators and artists. By bringing together voices that are generally separated both inside and outside the academy, Field Notes on the Visual Arts makes clear that the work of art is both meaningful and resistant to meaning.

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

Goulish, M. (2000) 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance, London: Routledge. Graff, E. (1997) Stepping Left: Dance and Politics in New York City, ...


Author: Alexandra Carter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415485982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 405

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Represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid to late 20th century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and ethnic dance.

Performing Mountains

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Author: Jonathan Pitches

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137556011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 305

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Launching the landmark Performing Landscapes series, Performing Mountains brings together for the first time Mountain Studies and Performance Studies in order to examine an international selection of dramatic responses to mountain landscapes. Moving between different registers of writing, the book offers a critical assessment of how the cultural turn in landscape studies interacts with the practices of environmental theatre and performance. Conceived in three main parts, it begins by unpicking the layers of disciplinary complexity in both fields, before surveying the rich history and practice of rituals, playtexts and site specific works inspired by mountains. The last section moves to a unique analysis of mountains themselves using key concepts from performance: training, scenography, acting and spectatorship. Threaded throughout is a very personal tale of mountain research, offering a handrail or alternative guide through the book.

On Repetition

Goulish, M. (2001), 39 Microlectures in Proximity of Performance, London: Routledge. Huxley, A. (1960), The Doors of Perception, London: Chatto and Windus.


Author: Eirini Kartsaki

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783205790

Category: Art

Page: 225

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On Repetition aims to unpack the different uses and functions of repetition within contemporary performance, dance practices, craft and writing. The collection, edited by Eirini Kartsaki, explores repetition in relation to intimacy, laughter, technology, familiarity and fear – proposing a new vocabulary for understanding what is at stake in works that repeat. Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, linguistics, sociology and performance studies – and employing case studies from a range of practices – the essays presented here combine to form a unique interdisciplinary exploration of the functions of repetition in contemporary culture.

Efficiencies of Slowness

39 Microlectures in Proximity of Performance. London: Routledge, 2000. Grotowski, Jerzy. “Towards a Poor Theatre.” Simon & Shuster (1968).



Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: STANFORD:zn707mp3731



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This project focuses on the process and performance of three contemporary collective creation groups: Goat Island, Elevator Repair Service, and Nature Theater of Oklahoma. I draw processual and aesthetic connections between collective creation methodologies and the consequences of those methodologies in performance, claiming that processes leave footprints that are ultimately visible to audiences, though their visibility requires new ways of seeing. Taking into account an American genealogy of collective creation, I outline the footprints of method through the images of everyday employment, instances of untrained bodies enacting danced gesture, and the speeds and velocities that characterize the work of these three contemporary groups. Through these aesthetics we can locate evidence of methodological principles that constitute a politics. In the work of Goat Island, Elevator Repair Service, and Nature Theater of Oklahoma, this politics does not play out through the ideological content of performance, but is embedded within collaborative acts of making.

Physical Theatres A Critical Introduction

Goulish, Matthew (2000) 39 Microlectures, London and New York: Routledge. Grene, David and Lattimore, Richmond (1968) Greek Tragedies Volume 1, ...


Author: Simon Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134231041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction is the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers, in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect of theatrical practice. This comprehensive book: traces the roots of physical performance in classical and popular theatrical traditions looks at the Dance Theatre of DV8, Pina Bausch, Liz Aggiss and Jérôme Bel examines the contemporary practice of companies such as Théatre du Soleil, Complicité and Goat Island focuses on principles and practices in actor training, with reference to figures such as Jacques Lecoq, Lev Dodin, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Etienne Decroux, Anne Bogart and Joan Littlewood. Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction can be used as a standalone text, or together with its companion volume, Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, to provide an invaluable introduction to the physical in theatre and performance.

Posthuman Spiritualities in Contemporary Performance

... at the same time, provocative for both the doer and the witness (De Lahunta et al. 2003, 63). In his book 39 Microlectures in Proximity of Performance ...


Author: Silvia Battista

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319897585

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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This book provides an interpretative analysis of the notion of spirituality through the lens of contemporary performance and posthuman theories. The book examines five performance/artworks: The Artist is Present (2010) by Marina Abramović; The Deer Shelter Skyscape (2007) by James Turrell; CAT (1998) by Ansuman Biswas; Journey to the Lower World by Marcus Coates (2004); and the work with pollen by Wolfgang Laib. Through the analysis of these works the notion of spirituality is grounded in materiality and embodiment allowing the conceptual juxtaposition of spirit and matter to introduce the paradoxical as the guiding thread of the narrative of the book. Here, the human is interrogated and negotiated with/within a plurality of other living organisms, intangible existences and micro and macrocosmic ecologies. Silence, meditation, shamanic journeys, reciprocal gazing, restraint, and contemplation are analyzed as technologies used to manipulate perception and adventure into the multilayered condition of matter.

Handbook of Arts Based Research

In the book 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance, a collection of brief essays on the nature of writing, art, and performance, Matthew Goulish ...


Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462540389

Category: Art

Page: 738

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Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, including those based in literature (such as narrative and poetic inquiry); performance (music, dance, playbuilding); visual arts (drawing and painting, collage, installation art, comics); and audiovisual and multimethod approaches. Each genre is described in detail and brought to life with robust research examples. Team approaches, ethics, and public scholarship are discussed, as are innovative ways that ABR is used within creative arts therapies, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, business, and other disciplines. The companion website includes selected figures from the book in full color, additional online-only figures, and links to online videos of performance pieces. See also Dr. Leavy's authored book, Method Meets Art, Second Edition, an ideal course text that provides an accessible introduction to ABR.

Theatres of Immanence

Pictured left to right: Timothy McCain, Karen Christopher, Matthew Goulish, Greg McCain 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance (2000), ...


Author: Laura Cull

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230319523

Category: Art

Page: 291

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Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance is the first monograph to provide an in-depth study of the implications of Gilles Deleuze's philosophy for theatre and performance. Engaging with a wide range of interdisciplinary practitioners including Goat Island, Butoh, Artaud, John Cage, the Living Theatre, Robert Wilson and Allan Kaprow, as well as with the philosophies of Deleuze and Guattari, Henri Bergson and François Laruelle, the book conceives performance as a way of thinking 'immanence': the open and endlessly creative whole of which all things are a part. Theatres of Immanence builds upon Deleuze's emphasis on immanence, affect, change and movement to provide new approaches to five key topics in theatre and performance: 1) authorship and collaboration, 2) voice and language, 3) animals in performance, 4) audience participation and 5) time or duration. The book provides an accessible introduction to Deleuze's ideas and draws attention to the ethical dimensions of performance, asking: 'what good is theatre, and particularly immanent theatre, anyway?'

Between Us

Goulish, Matthew (2000) 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance (London and New York: Routledge). Grehan, Helen (2009) Performance, ...


Author: Joanne Whalley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137584069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This is a book for audiences. It is a book about audiences. It is a book for anyone who watches, is watched, and all the spaces in between. Introducing the idea of performance as a shared transformative experience, this engaging book will help you make sense of the performer/audience interaction in a landscape where boundaries are collapsing. Drawing on themes of performance, exchange and the body, it offers an accessible entry into the philosophy of spectatorship.

Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure

Goulish, Matthew.39 Microlectures in proximity of performance. New York: Routledge,2000. Goulish, Matthew,“A considerationof failureinproximity ofthe workof ...


Author: Sara Jane Bailes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136932434

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre’s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure, Sara Jane Bailes begins with Samuel Beckett and considers failure in performance as a hopeful strategy. She examines the work of internationally acclaimed UK and US experimental theatre companies Forced Entertainment, Goat Island and Elevator Repair Service, addressing accepted narratives about artistic and cultural value in contemporary theatre-making. Her discussion draws on examples where misfire, the accidental and the intentionally amateur challenge our perception of skill and virtuosity in such diverse modes of performance as slapstick and punk. Detailed rehearsal and performance analysis are used to engage theory and contextualise practice, extending the dialogue between theatre arts, live art and postmodern dance. The result is a critical account of performance theatre that offers essential reading for practitioners, scholars and students of Performance, Theatre and Dance Studies.

Presence in Play

39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance; London; New York: Routledge. Graver, David. 1995. The Aesthetics of Disturbance: Anti-Art in Avant-Garde ...


Author: Cormac Power

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401205719

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of theatrical presence to be published. Theatre as an art form has often been associated with notions of presence. The ‘live’ immediacy of the actor, the unmediated unfolding of dramatic action and the ‘energy’ generated through an actor-audience relationship are among the ideas frequently used to explain theatrical experience – and all are underpinned by some understanding of ‘presence.’ Precisely what is meant by presence in the theatre is part of what Presence in Play sets out to explain. While this work is rooted in twentieth century theatre and performance since modernism, the author draws on a range of historical and theoretical material. Encompassing ideas from semiotics and phenomenology, Presence in Play puts forward a framework for thinking about presence in theatre, enriched by poststructuralist theory, forcefully arguing in favour of ‘presence’ as a key concept for theatre studies today.

The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy

I think of your own phrase in 39 Microlectures, Matthew, where you write that engaging critical minds requires understanding how to understand something.


Author: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000056891

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy is a volume of especially commissioned critical essays, conversations, collaborative, creative and performative writing mapping the key contexts, debates, methods, discourses and practices in this developing field. Firstly, the collection offers new insights on the fundamental question of how thinking happens: where, when, how and by whom philosophy is performed. Secondly, it provides a plurality of new accounts of performance and performativity – as the production of ideas, bodies and knowledges – in the arts and beyond. Comprising texts written by international artists, philosophers and scholars from multiple disciplines, the essays engage with questions of how performance thinks and how thought is performed in a wide range of philosophies and performances, from the ancient to the contemporary. Concepts and practices from diverse geographical regions and cultural traditions are analysed to draw conclusions about how performance operates across art, philosophy and everyday life. The collection both contributes to and critiques the philosophy of music, dance, theatre and performance, exploring the idea of a philosophy from the arts. It is crucial reading material for those interested in the hierarchy of the relationship between philosophy and the arts, advancing debates on philosophical method, and the relation between Performance and Philosophy more broadly.

On Finding Your Voice

The author of 39 Microlectures, Matthew Goulish, felt that presenting lectures was impossible until he decided to write them in a length he was comfortable ...


Author: K. Ibura

Publisher: Brilliant Editions


Category: Self-Help


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We are all hardwired with a unique voice and vision—it is written in our DNA, however most of us find it difficult to identify and honor that voice. We question our validity, reject our attempts, rule ourselves unworthy, and erect countless obstacles to our self expression and creativity. On Finding Your Voice looks at the mindset and thought patterns that stops us, the obstacles we build to negate ourselves and hold back our progress—and provides perspectives to help you dismantle those blockages, one by one.

A History of Collective Creation

39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance. London: Routledge, 2000. Holland, Eugene.“Nomad Citizenshipand Global Democracy.” In Deleuze and the Social, ...


Author: Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137331304

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Collective creation - the practice of collaboratively devising works of performance - rose to prominence not simply as a performance making method, but as an institutional model. By examining theatre practices in Europe and North America, this book explores collective creation's roots in the theatrical experiments of the early twentieth century.