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Perspectives on Performer Training

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Perspectives on Performer Training explores vital issues in twenty-first century global performer training. The series foregrounds training practices that are either emerging and/or have escaped scholarly attention and re-considers well-known approaches in order to create new understanding. The books dissolve boundaries between scholarship, professional practice and teaching and will appeal to an international audience of practitioners, researchers and students. As such, the series employs both theoretical and practical perspectives, provides analyses of key training exercises for use in the studio, and makes available previously unpublished interviews and archival material. The series aims to push the limits of existing canons, indeed, to question processes of canonisation per se; examine processes of knowledge transmission; and subject formation. The series assumes that histories and practices of performer training can offer insights and understanding beyond the walls of the studio and the books offer contributions not only to the fields of theatre, dance and performance but to urgent interdisciplinary conversations around key themes, such as technology, health and well-being, the creative industries and globalisation.


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Imagining Bodies and Performer Training The Legacies of Jacques Lecoq and Gaston Bachelard

Imagining Bodies and Performer Training: The Legacies of Jacques Lecoq and Gaston Bachelard

1st Edition

By Ellie Nixon
March 04, 2024

This book is a practical and theoretical exploration of the embodied imagining processes of devised performance in which the human and more-than-human are co-implicated in the creative process. This study brings together the work of French theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq (1921–1999) and French ...

A Poetics of Third Theatre Performer Training, Dramaturgy, Cultural Action

A Poetics of Third Theatre: Performer Training, Dramaturgy, Cultural Action

1st Edition

By Jane Turner, Patrick Campbell
May 27, 2021

A Poetics of Third Theatre offers an in-depth, critical analysis of Third Theatre, a transnational community of theatre groups and artists united by a shared set of values and a laboratory attitude. This book takes a genealogical account of Third Theatre as a concept and a practice that draws ...

Performer Training and Technology Preparing Our Selves

Performer Training and Technology: Preparing Our Selves

1st Edition

By Maria Kapsali
October 06, 2020

Performer Training and Technology employs philosophical approaches to technology, including postphenomenology and Heidegger’s thinking, to examine the way technology manifests, influences and becomes used in performer training discourse and practice. The book offers in-depth discussions of present...

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