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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Performing Proximity

Curious Intimacies

ISBN 9781137328281
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

Exploring the rise of immersive productions that foreground performer-audience relationships, Leslie Hill and Helen Paris draw on their work as performance artists to examine the impact of proximity in performance. Providing contemporary case studies and workshop exercises, this book aids the analysis and practice of close encounter theatre.

Leslie Hill and Helen Paris are Associate Professors of Performance Making at Stanford University, USA. They are the editors of Performance and Place and artistic directors of Curious theatre company. Based at Artsadmin in London, Curious has produced over 40 projects which have been presented by numerous international organizations and festivals including PS122 New York, the Sydney Opera House, Tanzquartier Vienna, Le Couvent des Recollets Paris, Guling Street Avant-Garde Theater Taipei, the Ke Center Shanghai, the National Review of Live Art Glasgow, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival, and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. www.placelessness.com

List of Images
1. Introduction
2. Interior: On the Scent
3. Interior: the moment I saw you I knew I could love you
4. Landscape: Out of Water
5. Landscape: Lost and Found
6. In the Lab and Incognito: Research in Profile
7. In the Studio: a Case Study in Performance Making Methods
8. In Situ: Extended Conversations
9. Before You Go


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