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Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice

Critical Vulnerabilities in a Precarious World

Editors: O'Grady, Alice (Ed.)

  • Brings together a range of established contributors on performance and risk research
  • Interrogates how risk is presented to new audiences in a variety of encounters
  • Asks who and what is at risk in performance work that leaves things to chance
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About this book

This book explores a range of contemporary performance practices that engage spectators physically and emotionally through active engagement and critical involvement. It considers how risk has been re-configured, re-presented and re-packaged for new audiences with a thirst for performances that promote, encourage and embrace risky encounters in a variety of forms. The collection brings together established voices on performance and risk research and draws them into conversation with next generation academic-practitioners in a dynamic reappraisal of what it means to risk oneself through the act of making and participating in performance practice. It takes into account the work of other performance scholars for whom risk and precarity are central concerns, but seeks to move the debate forwards in response to a rapidly changing world where risk is higher on the political, economic and cultural agenda than ever before.

About the authors

Alice O’Grady is Professor in Applied Performance and Head of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, UK. With a background in drama education, her research is focused on examining the ways in which performance, participation and play activate social agency and engagement across a diverse range of contexts.

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“This is a wide-reaching and timely volume with a firm focus on twenty-first century performance. Traversing applied, socially-engaged and experimental practices, and featuring a broad range of perspectives by theorists and practising scholars, it marks out unique opportunities at the disposal of theatre and performance makers to explore vulnerability and precarity in a century already plagued by catastrophe.” (Adam Alston, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Surrey, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Risky Aesthetics, Critical Vulnerabilities, and Edgeplay: Tactical Performances of the Unknown

    O’Grady, Alice

    Pages 1-29

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  • Theatre in the Age of Uncertainty: Memory, Technology, and Risk in Simon McBurney’s The Encounter and Robert Lepage’s 887

    Orozco, Lourdes

    Pages 33-55

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  • Putting Prejudices on the Spot and in the Spotlight: The Risks of Politically Motivated Public Space Performance Practices

    Hadley, Bree

    Pages 57-78

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  • The Drama Spiral: A Decision-Making Model for Safe, Ethical, and Flexible Practice when Incorporating Personal Stories in Applied Theatre and Performance

    Baim, Clark

    Pages 79-109

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  • Dance with a Stranger: Torque Show’s Intimacy (2014) and the Experience of Vulnerability in Performance and Spectatorship

    Hargrave, Matt

    Pages 113-130

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 89,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63241-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice
Book Subtitle
Critical Vulnerabilities in a Precarious World
Editors
  • Alice O'Grady
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63242-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63242-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63241-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 264
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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