8.2 Bodiescapes


Issue editors: Peter M. Boenisch & Ric Allsopp

SKU: 978-0-415-32131 Category:


Bodiescapes will be the second issue in a volume dealing with the body and the senses in performance. Bodiescapes investigates the body of the performer and of the spectator in, around and at performance. The issue will highlight three central aspects of physicality in performance under the headings of: ‘Body Matters’ – putting forward a theoretical framework, applying and weighing up deconstructivist, postmodern, semiotic or phenomenological approaches; ‘Body (Re)Members’ – focusing practically on the (non-)moving body, on ideologies of physical theatre training as well as insight from practice-based research; and ‘Body Shapes / Body Escapes?’ –opening up perspectives on historical, contemporary, political and performative case studies on corporeality. The editors have invited academics and practitioners working in the field to contribute on aspects of the body, movement and physicality in performance ranging from contemporary performance and its analysis to historical facets, from ‘physical’ drama productions to dance, mime and performance theatre.


Peter M. Boenisch, Ric Allsopp
pp. 1 – 2
Gestures at Vanishing Point? On the politics of the modern theatre
Erwin Jans
pp. 3 – 9
Sweet [artist’s pages]
Lisa Deanne Smith
pp. 10 – 13
Ghosted Corpses: Performing bodies, material landscapes
Shawn Kairschner
pp. 14 – 20
Translating Theologies of the Body: SITI’s physical theatre training and corporeal ideology
Julia Whitworth
pp. 21 – 27
Weak Dance Strong Questions [artist’s pages]
Jonathan Burrows, Jan Ritsema
pp. 28 – 33
Memory, Repetition and Critical Intervention: The politics of historical reference in recent European dance performance
Ramsay Burt
pp. 34 – 41
(Nao) se pode falar/(Not) Being Able to Speak Oneself [artist’s pages]
Kattrin Deufert, Thomas Plischke
pp. 42 – 45
Historical Dust and the Ground of Violence: Colonial memory in a dance by Vera Mantero
André Lepecki
pp. 46 – 54
Hyperexoticism: On new transcultural performance
Franz Anton Cramer
pp. 55 – 60
Subversion and the Dancing Body: Autonomy on display
Bojana Kunst
pp. 61 – 68
The Desire for Bodily Subversions: Episodes, interplays, and monsters
Anna Schober
pp. 69 – 81
Strategies of Avoidance: Dance in the age of the mass culture of the body
Gerald Siegmund
pp. 82 – 90
Love University [artist’s pages]
Felix Ruckert, Bernd Hartung
pp. 91 – 99
Sensing Bodies: A phenomenological approach to the performance sensorium
Stephen Di Benedetto
pp. 100 – 108
Breathing Heiroglyphics: Deciphering Artaud’s ‘affective athleticism’
Tony Gardner
pp. 109 – 116
MANRESA: autobiography as method… (Part 2)
Claudia Wegener
pp. 117 – 134
Book Review: Critical Assemblage
Claire MacDonald
pp. 135 – 137
The You & the I [artist’s pages]
Kira O’Reilly
pp. 138 – 139
Notes on Contributors
pp. 140 – 142

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Weight 0.550 kg