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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...

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...

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...

Introduction: Complexity, Cognition, and the Actor’s Pedagogy

Victor Jacono

Victor Jacono is a theatre maker, educator and researcher focusing primarily on the actor's pedagogy and performative creativity. He obtained a PhD in Performance Studies from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. 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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...We see ourselves as process immersed in process beyond ourselves … Process is the immanence of the infinite in the finite. Matthew Goulish ,...

The Actor’s Embodied Language: Preliminary Investigations of a Pilot Experiment

Gabriele Sofia

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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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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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Giovanni Mirabella

Giovanni Mirabella

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Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Translation by John J. Schranz. Introduction More than thirty years of research in Theatre Anthropology have shown that there is a difference between...

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...
...Translation by Victor Jacono. Introduction I would like to start from the conclusions advanced by Jean-Marie Pradier in a recently published paper: No general theory of the theatre can...