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Performing Interdisciplinarity

Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic, 1st Edition

Edited by Experience Bryon


252 pages

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Performing Interdisciplinarity proposes new ways of engaging with performance as it crosses, collides with, integrates and/or disturbs other disciplinary concerns. From Activism and Political Philosophy to Cognitive Science and Forensics, each chapter explores the relationships between performance and another discipline.

Including cross-chapter discussions which address the intersections between fields, Performing Interdisciplinarity trulyexamines the making of meaning across disciplinary conventions. This is a volume for performance practitioners and scholars who are living, learning, writing, teaching, making and thinking at the edges of their specialisms.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Foreword - Claire Colebrook


Experience Bryon

Part I

active aesthetic: Knowledge Performing

Experience Bryon

Part II

virtual: Performance and Digital

Joanne Scott

Cross-Chapter Discussion: virtual & mediation

mediation: Performance and Installation Art

Luis Campos

Cross-Chapter Discussion: mediation & utopia

utopia: Performance and Social Geography: shattering the real with utopian dreams

Selina Busby

Cross-Chapter Discussion: utopia & role

role: Performance and Pedagogy

Jessica Hartley

Cross-Chapter Discussion: role & embodiment

embodiment: Performance and Cognitive Science

Deirdre Mclaughlin

Cross-Chapter Discussion: embodiment & story

story: Performance and Psychology

Antonia Batzoglou

Cross-Chapter Discussion: story & virtual

visibility: Performance and Activism

Nando Messias

Cross-Chapter Discussion: visibility & ‘the subject’

‘the subject’: Performance and Political Philosophy

Rachel Cockburn

Cross-Chapter Discussion: ‘the subject’ & voice

voice: Performance and Forensics

Konstantinos Thomaidis

Cross-Chapter Discussion: voice & visibility


About the Editor

Experience Bryon, PhD, is a performance practitioner and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She specialises in Practice as Research, interdisciplinary performance practice(s), physical/vocal praxis, and performance as it engages across disciplines. She is also author of Integrative Performance: Practice and Theory for the Interdisciplinary Performer (Routledge 2014).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General