[dance-tech] Re: Brunel Performance Research Seminar: Performance/Philosophy Symposium on Wedn. Nov. 19

  • From: Johannes Birringer <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:50:29 +0000

The Center for Contemporary & Digital Performance at Brunel University is 
excited  to announce the following highlight of our season:


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Gaskell Bldg 048-Drama Studio, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Cleveland Rd, UB8 
3PH  (UK)

16:oo- 17:30

How Does Theatre Do Theory?   Methodologies of Performance Philosophy

Featuring: Laura Cull (University of Surrey), Kélina Gotman (King’s College) & 
Tony Fisher (Royal Central
School of Speech and Drama); Chair: Broderick Chow (Brunel University)

In celebration of the new Palgrave Macmillan series 'Performance Philosophy.'   
  A reception will be held to honor the book launch.

The contribution of philosophy to theatre and performance studies has been 
considerable. Theatre and performance scholars draw on the works of 
philosophers (especially those in the continental tradition) in order to ‘read’ 
a specific example, and often, simply to provide critical ballast for our 
arguments. However, this relationship between philosophy and theatre often 
seems to be entirely one-way; theatre scholars apply theory, rather than doing 
theory. In his Handbook of Inaesthetics, philosopher Alain Badiou begins from 
the axiom that the event of theatre is ‘an event of thought’, and furthermore, 
that theatre itself thinks. But how does theatre think? In this roundtable 
discussion we therefore ask how the methods of theatre and performance practice 
might be seen as philosophical methods. How can acting, directing, dramaturgy, 
composition, scenography, or improvisation philosophize? Can taxonomies of 
theatre and performance such as comedy, tragedy, or farce provide new methods 
of doing philosophy? And if theatre and performance itself thinks, what are the 
implications for hierarchies of knowledge in the academy and beyond?


Performance   Research Seminar Coordinator: Johannes Birringer

All Research Seminars are co-produced with dance-tech live TV and streamed 
online as well as archived.:  DAPLab.TV:  http://dance-tech.tv/videos/daplabtv/

check our whole series at:  http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/boiler15.html

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