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Interfaces of performance


Maria Chatzichristodoulou

Janis Jefferies


This collection of essays and interviews investigates current practices that expand our understanding and experience of performance through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. It brings together leading practitioners, writers and curators who explore the intersections between theatre, performance and digital technologies, challenging expectations and furthering discourse across the disciplines. As technologies become increasingly integrated into theatre and performance, Interfaces of Performance revisits key elements of performance practice in order to investigate emergent paradigms. To do this five concepts integral to the core of all performance are foregrounded, namely environments, bodies, audiences, politics of practice and affect. The thematic structure of the volume has been designed to extend current discourse in the field that is often led by formalist analysis focusing on technology per se. The proposed approach intends to unpack conceptual elements of performance practice, investigating the strategic use of a diverse spectrum of technologies as a means to artistic ends. The focus is on the ideas, objectives and concerns of the artists who integrate technologies into their work. In so doing, these inquisitive practitioners research new dramaturgies and methodologies in order to create innovative experiences for, and encounters with, their audiences.


(2009). M. Chatzichristodoulou, & J. Jefferies (Eds.), Interfaces of performance. Routledge

Book Type Authored Book
Online Publication Date May 23, 2016
Publication Date Oct 28, 2009
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2014
Journal Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Series Title Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities
Book Title Interfaces of performance
ISBN 978-0-7546-7576-1
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