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Engaging Spaces : Sites of Performance, Interaction and Reflection (Paperback)

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All performances, like a theatrical performances, concert performances, a visit to a museum, a street protest, or even playing a game, have at least one thing in common: they are situated in a context—they are hosted in a space, which is an ever important, albeit often overlooked, part of all performances. This anthology sets out to explore the complicated relationship between a performance and the space in which it is hosted. Some performances are hosted in well-known spaces like a concert hall or a theatrical stage—other performances are devised for a particular site, like a street protest; yet all performances acknowledge their context in order to successfully create the magic and engagement that is necessary to enact the performance to the benefit of performers and audiences alike.

The present volume explores different conceptions and uses of space, addressing how they are experienced, how they are unique, and how they engage us in various kinds of performances. The contributions also show how spaces are made or remade to host performances, and how the space of a performance plays an important role when we analyse the performance.

All performances?whether music, theater, visual arts, or even street protests or games?share this in common: they happen somewhere, within a space. This anthology explores the complicated relationship between performance and the space in which it is hosted. Examining both well-known spaces?such as concert halls or stages?as well as unconventional ones?such as the street?the contributors investigate different conceptions of space, how space is experienced, how different spaces are unique from one another, and, ultimately, the ways space enables the performing arts to so deeply engage audiences.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: Techniques / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2016
TCIN: 16390707
UPC: 9788763542005
Item Number (DPCI): 247-33-0314
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