Title: 'Performance in an Expanded Field: Training for Immersive, Interactive and Participatory Theatre'
Speaker: Dr Campbell Edinborough, Lecturer in Drama.
Contemporary performance practice is marked by an ongoing cross-pollination of form and genre. In recent years, the aesthetics of dance, theatre and performance art have become increasingly enmeshed, establishing theatre and performance as an expanded field. This talk will examine how this ‘expanded field’ raises challenges for educators attempting to train performers. It will analyse the complexity of framing and conceptualising skills for performance in a context that is characterised by formal fluidity. Particular attention will be paid to the growing field of immersive, interactive and participatory performance, which seems, on the surface, to diverge considerably from conventional performance practice - posing questions about the relationship between historical performance training models and the skills required by contemporary performers. This talk is related to a forthcoming special issue of Theatre Dance and Performance Training, ‘Training for Immersive, Interactive and Participatory Performance’, edited by the speaker.
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