13.3 Congregation



Issue editors: Claire MacDonald

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Congregation brings together writings about performance and religious practice – suggesting in its title a space in which voices gather. The question that Congregation asks is a simple one – how might looking at religion through the lens of performance, that is, through practice rather than belief, illuminate and better inform some of the ways we think about religion? At a time when religion has once again entered the public arena as a divisive and contentious subject, Congregation addresses the religious imagination – exploring how religious practice informs artistic practice. The issue covers a broad territory and many religious traditions, artistic and scholarly approaches, levels of engagement with religious practice and reflections on art, artists, pasts and futures.


Editorial: Come Together
Claire MacDonald
pp. 1 – 3
Sonorous map and Well at the whorl’s end [artists’ pages]
Norman Shaw
pp. 1
Body/Space/Worship: Performance theology and liturgical expressions of belief
Peter Civetta
pp. 5 – 17
Spectres of Exchange: Rights and resources in Loisaida liberation-theology passion play performance
Lara D. Nielsen
pp. 18 – 30
Ecstasy and Pain: The ritualistic dimensions of performance practice
Rina Arya
pp. 31 – 40
‘Secular Sacredness’ in the Ritual Theatre of Nicolás Núñez
Deborah Middleton
pp. 41 – 54
Liturgy and Mass Spectacle: The case of Catholic mass theatre in Flanders during the interwar period
Thomas Crombez
pp. 55 – 63
Bearing Witness to the (In)visible Activism and the Performance of Witness in Islamic Orthopraxy
Dominika Bennacer
pp. 64 – 76
Equal are the Maasai and God
Malcolm Floyd
pp. 77 – 88
Local Diasporas / Global Trajectories: New aspects of religious ‘performance’ in British Tamil Hindu practice
Ann David
pp. 89 – 99
The Rhetoric of Ritual: Transformation as revelation and congregational liturgical dance as performance theory
Claire Maria Chambers (Blackstock)
pp. 100 – 108
Avant-garde Poetry’s ‘New Spirit’ between Text and Performance: Congregating to disperse and re-member
Romana Huk
pp. 109 – 117
Become: Secret acts in the work of Kate Davis
Kirsten Norrie
pp. 118 – 122
A Mountain Communion [artists’ page]
Nathan Walker, Elanor Stannage
pp. 123 – 123
The Divine Spaces of Metaphysical Spectacle: Ruth St Denis and Denishawn Dance Theatre at Lewisohn Stadium, the esoteric model in American performance
Susan Tenneriello
pp. 124 – 138
Walking, Standing, Sitting Like a Duck: Three instances of invasive, reparative behaviour
Carol Becker
pp. 139 – 145
The Liturgical Lens
Megan Macdonald
pp. 146 – 153
Wholly Unholy: Religious iconography in Israeli art and performance
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Nissim Gal
pp. 154 – 162
Congregation and Performance: Experiential metaphysics in Hotel Pro Forma’s Operation: Orfeo and jesus_c_odd_size
Kim Skjoldager-Nielsen
pp. 163 – 175
The Drama of Liturgy and the Liturgy of Drama
Samuel Wells
pp. 176 – 183
Mouth to Mouth, Body and Blood: Self in congregation
Emily Anderson
pp. 184 – 187
Sonorous map and Well at the whorl’s end [artists’ pages]
Norman Shaw
pp. 188
Notes on Contributors
pp. 189 – 190

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