Theatre and Performance Design

The volume is organised thematically in five sections: looking, the experience of seeing space and place the designer: the scenographic bodies in space making meaning This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and ...

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Author: Jane Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136344527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design. The volume is organised thematically in five sections: looking, the experience of seeing space and place the designer: the scenographic bodies in space making meaning This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning. Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia and Herbert Blau.

Performance Design

This work offers a range of performative expressions across disciplines, where design artefacts - objects, gestures, images, occasions and environments - are aligned to performance through notions of embodiment, action and event.

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Author: Dorita Hannah

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763507844

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This book gathers together a group of international artists, architects, scenographers, performers, and theorists to establish Performance Design as a fluid and emerging field, which explores the speculative and projective acts of designing performance and performing design. The theoretical essays and realised projects offer a lively and stimulating range of performative expressions across disciplines, where design artefacts -- objects, gestures, images, occasions and environments -- are aligned to performance through notions of embodiment, action and event. Performance Design is presented as an aesthetic practice that harnesses and orchestrates the dynamic forces of the lived world, as well as the participatory role of a co-creative audience, to provide a critical tool for reflecting, confronting and realigning worldviews.

The Model as Performance

The volume provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects interested in the model's reality-producing capacity and its recent emergence in contemporary art ...

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Author: Thea Brejzek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474271400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The Model as Performance investigates the history and development of the scale model from the Renaissance to the present. Employing a scenographic perspective and a performative paradigm, it explores what the model can do and how it is used in theatre and architecture. The volume provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects interested in the model's reality-producing capacity and its recent emergence in contemporary art practice and exhibition. Introducing a typology of the scale model beyond the iterative and the representative model, the authors identify the autonomous model as a provocative construction between past and present, idea and reality, that challenges and redefines the relationship between object, viewer and environment. The Model as Performance was shortlisted for the best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award at the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) 2019.

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Author: Kate Burnett

Publisher:

ISBN: 0952930927

Category: Theaters

Page: 136

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The Routledge Companion to Scenography

Establishing a stable terminology for a deeply contested term for the first time, this volume looks at scenography as the totality of all the visual, spatial and sensory aspects of performance.

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Author: Arnold Aronson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317422266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 602

View: 924

The Routledge Companion to Scenography is the largest and most comprehensive collection of original essays to survey the historical, conceptual, critical and theoretical aspects of this increasingly important aspect of theatre and performance studies. Editor and leading scholar Arnold Aronson brings together a uniquely valuable anthology of texts especially commissioned from across the discipline of theatre and performance studies. Establishing a stable terminology for a deeply contested term for the first time, this volume looks at scenography as the totality of all the visual, spatial and sensory aspects of performance. Tracing a line from Aristotle’s Poetics down to Brecht and Artaud and into contemporary immersive theatre and digital media, The Routledge Companion to Scenography is a vital addition to every theatre library.

Scenography and Art History

Scenography and Art History reimagines scenography as a critical concept for art history, and is the first book to demonstrate the importance and usefulness of this concept for art historians and scholars in related fields.

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Author: Astrid Von Rosen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350204454

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 415

Scenography and Art History reimagines scenography as a critical concept for art history, and is the first book to demonstrate the importance and usefulness of this concept for art historians and scholars in related fields. It provides a vital evaluation of the contemporary importance of scenography as a critical tool for art historians and scholars from related branches of study addressing phenomena such as witchy designs, Early Modern festival books, live rock performances, digital fashion photography, and outdoor dance interventions. With its nuanced and detailed case studies, this book is an innovative contribution to ongoing debates within art history and visual studies concerning multisensory events. It extends the existing literature by demonstrating the importance of a reimagined scenography concept for comprehending historical and contemporary art histories and visual cultures more broadly. The book contends that scenography is no longer restricted to the traditional space of the theatre, but has become an important concept for approaching art historical and contemporary objects and events. It explores scenography not solely as a critical approach and theoretical concept, but also as an important practice linked with unrecognized labour and broader political, social and gendered issues in a great variety of contexts, such as festive culture, sacred settings, fashion, film, or performing arts. Designed as a key resource for students, teachers and researchers in art history, visual studies, and related subjects, the book, through its cross-disciplinary frame, does consider, implicitly and explicitly, the roles of both scenography and art in society.

Theatre and Architecture

The book unpicks these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are essential to each other and contextualizing their dynamic relationship historically and culturally.

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Author: Juliet Rufford

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137451156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 108

View: 568

Theatre and architecture are seeming opposites: one a time-based art-form experienced in space, the other a spatial art experienced over time. The book unpicks these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are essential to each other and contextualizing their dynamic relationship historically and culturally.

Consuming Scenography

Considering a variety of case studies of themed shopping malls, including the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, Terminal 21 in Bangkok, the Villaggio in Doha and Montecasino in Johannesburg, as well as further examples from Europe, USA and Asia ...

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Author: Nebojša Tabacki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110908

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Consuming Scenography offers an insight into contemporary scenographic practice beyond the theatre. It explores the ways in which scenography is used to create a global cultural impact and accelerate profits in the site-specific context of themed shopping malls. It analyses the effect of the architectural, aesthetic, spatial, material and sensory aspects of design through their performative encounters with consumers in order to offer a better understanding of performance design. In the first part the author explores the spatial seduction of an enclosed market space and traces the origins of scenographic temporality in permanent architectonic spaces for trade and commerce, from ancient Greek and Roman roofed markets and Oriental bazaars to 19th-century arcades and department stores to modern-day shopping malls.The second section addresses the site-specific theatricality of the shopping mall, considering the use of performative aspects of scenography in the creation of corporate identity. It engages with production and consumption of experience in themed shopping malls, using historical, aesthetical, social and political lenses. In the final section, the author intertwines fluidity of market changes with flexibility of scenographic matter, drawing attention to both contradictions and prospects that merging of scenography and architecture can bring along. Considering a variety of case studies of themed shopping malls, including the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, Terminal 21 in Bangkok, the Villaggio in Doha and Montecasino in Johannesburg, as well as further examples from Europe, USA and Asia – this book provides a wide-ranging critical examination of the ways in which scenographic thinking and practices are exploited in wider cultural contexts for impact, branding, and higher profits.

Modernizing Costume Design 1820 1920

Onstage apparel took on a more specific semiotic task, acting as a fresh channel for the flow of information between the performer, the literary text, and the spectator.

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Author: Annie Holt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429619984

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Annie Holt identifies the roots of contemporary Euro-American practices of costume design, in which costumes are an integrated part of the dramaturgy rather than a reflection of an individual performer’s taste or status. She argues that in the period 1820–1920, as part of the larger project of modernism across the artistic and cultural field, the functions of "clothing" and "costume" diverged. Onstage apparel took on a more specific semiotic task, acting as a fresh channel for the flow of information between the performer, the literary text, and the spectator. Modernizing Costume Design traces how five kinds of artists – directors, performers, writers, couturiers, and painters – made key contributions to this new model of costume design. Holt shows that by 1920, costume design shifted in status from craft to art.

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Author: Crimson Publishing, Limited

Publisher: Trotman Education

ISBN: 1906041016

Category: Degrees, Academic

Page: 765

View: 320

Provides information for students wishing to narrow their choice of course before turning to prospectuses - saving them precious time when they need it most. Grouped by study field, this volume is divided into subject chapters with courses arranged alphabetically by title and institution.

The Art of the Now

Using various formats from eyewitness accounts of spectators to first person narratives by various theatre artists, the book considers theatre as play, issues of ritual, the embodied nature of live performance, and the audience/actor ...

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Author: Lesley Ferris

Publisher: The Ohio State University

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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Like the collective art form of theatre itself, this interactive, multi-touch introductory text is a collaborative effort on the part of Ohio State’s Department of Theatre to propose a variety of ways for reflecting on, writing on, and seeing theatre. Using various formats from eyewitness accounts of spectators to first person narratives by various theatre artists, the book considers theatre as play, issues of ritual, the embodied nature of live performance, and the audience/actor relationship, amongst many other topics. Interweaving historical, social, and political aspects, it offers insights into the rich varieties of contemporary performance.

Make Space

Published to accompany a national exhibition, this book represents 165 theatre productions, the work of 244 practising stage and theatre designers, and 12 contributing theatre buildings.

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Author: Kate Burnett

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822025908948

Category: Costume design

Page: 131

View: 875

An illustrated collection of contemporary British set, costume and lighting designs, including the design of performance spaces. Published to accompany a national exhibition, this book represents 165 theatre productions, the work of 244 practising stage and theatre designers, and 12 contributing theatre buildings.

Theatre Performance and Change

This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies.

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Author: Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319658285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 434

This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.

Embodied Cognition Acting and Performance

In this collection of essays, the four branches of radical cognitive science—embodied, embedded, enactive and ecological—will dialogue with performance, with particular focus on post-cognitivist approaches to understanding the embodied ...

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Author: Experience Bryon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351169585

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

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In this collection of essays, the four branches of radical cognitive science—embodied, embedded, enactive and ecological—will dialogue with performance, with particular focus on post-cognitivist approaches to understanding the embodied mind-in-society; de-emphasising the computational and representational metaphors; and embracing new conceptualisations grounded on the dynamic interactions of "brain, body and world". In our collection, radical cognitive science reaches out to areas of scholarship also explored in the fields of performance practice and training as we facilitate a new inter- and transdisciplinary discourse in which to jointly share and explore common reactions of embodied approaches to the lived mind. The essays originally published as a special issue in Connection Science.

Theatrical Space

Each chapter tackles a different set of problems, offering thoughtful solutions to common obstacles. Theatrical Space is a valuable resource for all directors and designers, both young and experienced.

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Author: William Faricy Condee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810842113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 272

Condee has interviewed hundreds of prominent American and British directors, designers, and actors, and provides photographs and groundplans of major American theatres. Each chapter tackles a different set of problems, offering thoughtful solutions to common obstacles. Theatrical Space is a valuable resource for all directors and designers, both young and experienced. Paperback edition available April 2002.

Engaging Spaces

All performances - whether music, theater, visual arts, or even street protests or games — have this in common: they happen somewhere, within a space.

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Author: Erik Kristiansen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763542005

Category: Art

Page: 326

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All performances - whether music, theater, visual arts, or even street protests or games — have this in common: they happen somewhere, within a space. This anthology explores the complicated relationship between performance and the space in which it is hosted. Examining both well-known spaces — such as concert halls or stages — as well as unconventional ones, such as the street, the contributors investigate different conceptions of space, how space is experienced, how different spaces are unique from one another, and, ultimately, the ways space enables the performing arts to deeply engage audiences.

What is Scenography

The book includes: case studies and anecdotes from Howard's own celebrated career illustrations of her own recent work, in full colour throughout an updated 'world view' of scenography, with definitions from the world's most famous and ...

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Author: Pamela Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134027699

Category: Art

Page: 264

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"Pamela Howard’s ground-breaking What is Scenography? was the first book to set out the bold new approaches to designing and directing for theatre which had dazzled audiences in Europe during the previous decades. It did us all a service by enriching the scope of how we understand the aesthetics of the stage. The lavish new materials (drawings, colour photos, new production analysis) included in this second edition make it even more essential for anyone interested in new developments in theatre." - David Bradby "To write, design, organize, manage, sculpt, educate, paint, research and above all, to passionately live the life of the performance is what Pamela has done throughout her whole career and, in one way or another, it is reflected here in this book: the universality of stage design, its elements and its soul." - Ramon Ivars "Gives an excellent sense of scenography and a window on a life in the theatre - which is fascinating. ...A superb book." - Professor Arnold Aronson, Columbia University, USA "Pamela Howard is the precise definition of what a scenographer of today should be: a multiple artist. Her vast experience with space, her rare and acute power of reflection, her workshops worldwide, her masterful control of drawing and painting and her ability to interconnect scenography with other artistic expressions qualify her to discuss with great authority what "space for staging" should be in the coming decades of this millennium." - Jose Carlos Serroni Pamela Howard's What is Scenography? has become a classic text in contemporary theatre design and performance practice. In this second edition, the author expands on her holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. The book includes: case studies and anecdotes from Howard's own celebrated career illustrations of her own recent work, in full colour throughout an updated 'world view' of scenography, with definitions from the world's most famous and influential scenographers A direct and personal response to the question of how to define scenography by one of the world's leading practitioners, What is Scenography? continues to shape the work of visual theatremakers throughout the world.

Scenography Expanded

Across five sections, the volume provides examples and case studies which richly illustrate the scope of contemporary scenographic practice and which analyse the various ways in which it is used in global cultural contexts.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474244404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Scenography Expanded is a foundational text offering readers a thorough introduction to contemporary performance design, both in and beyond the theatre. It examines the potential of the visual, spatial, technological, material and environmental aspects of performance to shape performative encounters. It analyses examples of scenography as sites of imaginative exchange and transformative experience and it discusses the social, political and ethical dimensions of performance design. The international range of contributors and case studies provide clear perspectives on why scenographic design has become a central consideration for performance makers today. The extended introduction defines the characteristics of 21st-century scenography and examines the scope and potentials of this new field. Across five sections, the volume provides examples and case studies which richly illustrate the scope of contemporary scenographic practice and which analyse the various ways in which it is used in global cultural contexts. These include mainstream theatre practice, experimental theatre, installation and live art, performance in the city, large-scale events and popular entertainments, and performances by and for specific communities.

The Scenography of Howard Barker

With the first fully detailed analysis of Barker's scenographic work, this book will be a vital read for scholars and postgraduates of Barker Studies, contemporary British and European drama, theatre, and scenography.

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Author: Lara Maleen Kipp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367076551

Category: Theaters

Page: 206

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Influential contemporary British playwright and director Howard Barker has been engaging with the scenography of the Wrestling School's productions since 1998. Despite this active involvement in the design of set, costume, lighting, and sound, no in-depth published study on this aspect of his work exists to date. This monograph therefore offers the first comprehensive and detailed analysis of Barker's scenographic practice. Combining aesthetic analysis of play texts and production records with original interview materials, this book presents the first full-length foray into Barker's scenography. It features extracts from conversations with designers working with Barker, and with Barker himself. In addition, it presents the first printed versions of select set and costume designs by Barker. With the first fully detailed analysis of Barker's scenographic work, this book will be a vital read for scholars and postgraduates of Barker Studies, contemporary British and European drama, theatre, and scenography.

Performance Design in Australia

A compilation of discussions concerning the work of selected Australian performance designers. It covers a broad range of live performance mediums including theatre, opera, dance, musicals, circus, puppetry, and performance art.

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Author: Kristen Anderson

Publisher: Fine Art Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015055466067

Category: Design

Page: 240

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A compilation of discussions concerning the work of selected Australian performance designers. It covers a broad range of live performance mediums including theatre, opera, dance, musicals, circus, puppetry, and performance art.