Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and by N. Shaughnessy

By N. Shaughnessy

This booklet attracts upon cognitive and impact conception to envision functions of latest functionality practices in academic, social and group contexts. The writing is located within the areas among making and function, exploring the strategies of constructing paintings outlined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

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1999: 6) One of the key problems confronting practitioners concerns the tools of the trade. Digital media has transformed representations of reality and the screen rather than theatre functioning as a mirror of life. Practitioners of applied theatre will almost inevitably encounter this in their work, particularly with young people where invitations to respond to a stimulus, question Pasts, Pioneers, Politics 29 or problem through performance will often produce soap opera dramatization or game-show debates.

This was a theatre of celebration and protest where spectators participated in performance making. The participatory element is one of the defining characteristics of applied performance. Pasts, Pioneers, Politics 21 Bread and Puppet Theatre In discussions of avant-garde aesthetics and the relations between the experiments of the 1920s and 1930s and those of the neo avant-garde (1960s and 1970s), the concept of mimesis becomes central to debates about representation and the relations between art and life.

Free the street. Begin’, at which point the police usually intervened (Tytell, 1997: 228). This was a theatre of celebration and protest where spectators participated in performance making. The participatory element is one of the defining characteristics of applied performance. Pasts, Pioneers, Politics 21 Bread and Puppet Theatre In discussions of avant-garde aesthetics and the relations between the experiments of the 1920s and 1930s and those of the neo avant-garde (1960s and 1970s), the concept of mimesis becomes central to debates about representation and the relations between art and life.

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