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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...

Audiences’ Experience of Proximity and Co-presence in Live Dance Performance

Corinne Jola

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Matthew Reason

Matthew Reason is Professor of Theatre and Performance at York St John University, UK. Publications include Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance (2006), The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre (2010) and, co-edited with Dee Reynolds, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Contexts (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction Spectators’ experiences while watching dance have recently gained much attention in scientific research. Cognitive neuroscience, a field that generally studies...
...Introduction Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders defined by social communication deficits, as well as restricted and repetitive behaviours...

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...

Introduction: Towards an Embodied Theatrology?

Gabriele Sofia

Gabriele Sofia teaches theatre studies and physical theatre at Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France. Since 2006 he has carried out an interdisciplinary research project on the neurophysiology of the actor and the spectator between the Sapienza University of Rome and the Maisons des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord. From 2009 to 2013 he promoted and organized five editions of the International Conference “Dialogues between Theatre and Neuroscience” at Sapienza. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Translation by Victor Jacono. Introduction The concept of ‘embodied theatrology’ was originally proposed by Marco De Marinis in March 2011...

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...

The ‘Mirror Mechanism’ and Motor Behaviour

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...As human beings, we are constantly in relationships with other individuals. Our survival depends on our ability to understand their behaviour. What makes social relationships different from our perception of the inanimate world...

A Rope over an Abyss

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...These insights into the underlying levels of my work in Performance pedagogy are the fruit of a 21-year-long collaboration with my friend and colleague, neuroscientist Professor Richard Muscat, Pro-Rector of the University of Malta...

Introduction: The Shared Space of Action

Clelia Falletti

Clelia Falletti is Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Since 1981 she has participated in research by ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) directed by Eugenio Barba; she is dramaturg for Teatro Potlach, and co-editor of theatre books series with two Italian publishing houses. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Translation by John J. Schranz. The dialogue between the disciplines of theatre and neuroscience, though still a difficult one, has a history behind it, a history launched by theatre makers and maintained by them over...

Introduction: Studying the Cognition of Memory in the Performing Arts

Pil Hansen

Pil Hansen is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director at the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary, Canada; a founding member of Vertical City Performance; and a dramaturg. Her empirical and PaR experiments examine cognitive dynamics of memory and perception in creative processes. With Bruce Barton, she developed the multi-disciplinary research model ‘Research-Based Practice’. Hansen chairs the PSi Working Group on Dramaturgy and Performance; her award-winning creative work has toured nationally and internationally; and her scholarly research is published in Connection Science, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, TDR: The Drama Review, Performance Research, Theatre Topics, and Koreografisk Journal among other journals and ten essay collections on dramaturgy, cognitive performance studies, and research methods. Hansen co-edited the essay collection Dance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement (2015). Current and recent artistic collaborators are: Kaeja d’Dance, Theatre Junction Grand, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Public Recordings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bettina Bläsing

Bettina Bläsing is a responsible investigator at the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University, Germany. She studied Biology at Bielefeld University and Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Bettina worked as science journalist and editor, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and University of Leipzig before joining the Neurocognition and Action Research Group at Bielefeld University in 2006. Her main research interests are mental representations of body, movement and space; the control and learning of complex movements and manual actions; and expertise in dance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The authors’ research described here has been supported by CITEC, the VW Foundation, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). This collection...