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The Economies of Applied Theatre

Michael Balfour

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Sheila Preston

Sheila Preston is Head of Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK. Previously she was a senior lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She co-edited with Tim Prentki The Applied Theatre Reader (Routledge, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Applied Theatre Consultants Ltd (ATCo) is a limited liability company, owned and run by Company Directors Peter and Briar O’Connor. In 2012, they employed a part-time National Programmes Manager and had a small team on contracts to run...

Applied Theatre and New Cultural Economies

Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

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Sheila Preston

Sheila Preston is Head of Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK. Previously she was a senior lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She co-edited with Tim Prentki The Applied Theatre Reader (Routledge, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...This chapter focuses on contemporary forms of income generation that are largely new to the literature of applied theatre. These are forms that have emerged or been reframed within what Jen Harvie describes as the neoliberalization of arts...

Distributed Cognition, Memory and Theatrical Performance

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Memory is a subject divided by a common vocabulary. The term is used so variously that common ground in discussing the subject can be difficult to achieve. As Robert Wilson has suggested, disciplinary boundaries mark very different ways...

Action, Memory and Meaning: Embodied Cognition and the Actor’s Fictional Present

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...As an embodied art, theatre requires actors to engage in most, if not all, of the cognitive processes that humans conduct in daily life. Actors display expertise in eliciting and regulating features of behaviour that most people simply...

Music Improvisation, Identity and Embodied Cognition

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction Traditionally, the brain has been considered the centre of thought, cognition and behavioural motivation. However, researchers are increasingly demonstrating that cognition is ‘embodied’, going beyond...

Already Seen, Already Heard, Already Visited: Constructing the Experience of Déjà States within Live Intermedial Performance

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction This chapter considers our collaborative Practice as Research in performance as a mode of intersubjective memory-making, and specifically as a way of activating and exploring the subjective experience of déjà vu...

Learning Complex Actions through Physical vs. Observational Experience: Implications and Applications for Dance and Other Performing Arts

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction Observing a model is often a first step towards learning a new motor skill. When learning a complex new movement, such as a triple jump in figure skating or a challenging chord progression...

Memory in Music Listening and Performance

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction In this chapter I reflect on how memory is involved in key aspects of music. An introductory section on the subject of listening to music leads into a more comprehensive review and discussion of the processes whereby...

Memory and Dance: ‘Bodies of Knowledge’ in Contemporary Dance

Performing the Remembered Present : The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The author’s research described here has been supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Linkage Project and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant schemes: DP0986394, LE0668448, LP0562687, LP130100670...

A Narrowing Sphere: Economization and Applied Theatre

Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

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Sheila Preston

Sheila Preston is Head of Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK. Previously she was a senior lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She co-edited with Tim Prentki The Applied Theatre Reader (Routledge, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...When I began the research on which this book is based, ‘economy’ did not feel like my word, ‘economics’ even less so. I had set out to examine funding and management in applied theatre but quickly found these concepts encroaching into my...