The Transformative Power of Performance

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The Transformative Power of Performance

By Erika Fischer-Lichte

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In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes – blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art and life – is here framed as the breeding ground for a new way of understanding performing arts, and through them even wider social and cultural processes. With an introduction by Marvin Carlson, this translation of the original Ästhetik des Performativen addresses key issues in performance art, experimental theatre and cultural performances to lay the ground for a new appreciation of the artistic event.

Subject: Humanities -> Theatre -> History of Theatre

The Transformative Power of Performance
A New Aesthetics
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 6/5/08
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 240 pages

ISBN 10: 1134047495
ISBN 13: 9781134047499
Print ISBN: 9780203894989

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