Beyond Immersive Theatre

And do the terms of an audience’s empowerment stand up to political scrutiny? Beyond Immersive Theatre contextualises these questions by tracing the evolution of neoliberal politics and the experience economy over the past four decades.

Author: Adam Alston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137480440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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Immersive theatre currently enjoys ubiquity, popularity and recognition in theatre journalism and scholarship. However, the politics of immersive theatre aesthetics still lacks a substantial critique. Does immersive theatre model a particular kind of politics, or a particular kind of audience? What’s involved in the production and consumption of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a productive audience always an empowered audience? And do the terms of an audience’s empowerment stand up to political scrutiny? Beyond Immersive Theatre contextualises these questions by tracing the evolution of neoliberal politics and the experience economy over the past four decades. Through detailed critical analyses of work by Ray Lee, Lundahl & Seitl, Punchdrunk, shunt, Theatre Delicatessen and Half Cut, Adam Alston argues that there is a tacit politics to immersive theatre aesthetics – a tacit politics that is illuminated by neoliberalism, and that is ripe to be challenged by the evolution and diversification of immersive theatre.

Immersive Theatre

A collection of essays that look to catalogue the popularization of "immersive" theatre/performance throughout the world; focusing on reviews of works, investigations into specific companies and practices, and the scholarship behind the ...

Author: Josh Machamer

Publisher: Common Ground Publishing

ISBN: 9781612299181

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 148

View: 146

A collection of essays that look to catalogue the popularization of "immersive" theatre/performance throughout the world; focusing on reviews of works, investigations into specific companies and practices, and the scholarship behind the "role" an audience plays when they are no longer bystanders but integral participants within production.

Theatre History Studies 2019

Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks, Theatre/Archaeology (London: Routledge,
2001), 23. 2. See Adam Alston, Beyond Immersive Theatre (London: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2016); Anna Birch and Joanne Tompkins, Performing SiteSpecific ...

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817371133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

View: 570


Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience

The chapter concludes by emphasising the overlap between immersive theatre
and games by demonstrating the extent of current interest in this area, ... Beyond
Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and Productive 50 R. BIGGIN References.

Author: Rose Biggin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319620398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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This book is the first full-length monograph to focus on Punchdrunk, the internationally-renowned theatre company known for its pioneering approach to immersive theatre. With its promises of empowerment, freedom and experiential joy, immersive theatre continues to gain popularity - this study brings necessary critical analysis to this rapidly developing field. What exactly do we mean by audience “immersion”? How might immersion in a Punchdrunk production be described, theorised, situated or politicised? What is valued in immersive experience - and are these values explicit or implied? Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience draws on rehearsals, performances and archival access to Punchdrunk, providing new critical perspectives from cognitive studies, philosophical aesthetics, narrative theory and computer games. Its discussion of immersion is structured around three themes: interactivity and game; story and narrative; environment and space. Providing a rigorous theoretical toolkit to think further about the form’s capabilities, and offering a unique set of approaches, this book will be of significance to scholars, students, artists and spectators.

Reframing Immersive Theatre

(2013), 'Audience Participation and Neoliberal Value: Risk, Agency, and
Responsibility in Immersive Theatre', Performance Research: A Journal of the
Performing Arts, 18(2), 128–138. ——— (2016), Beyond Immersive Theatre:
Aesthetics, ...

Author: James Frieze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137366044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 345

View: 448

This diverse collection of essays and testimonies challenges critical orthodoxies about the twenty-first century boom in immersive theatre and performance. A culturally and institutionally eclectic range of producers and critics comprehensively reconsider the term ‘immersive’ and the practices it has been used to describe. Applying ecological, phenomenological and political ideas to both renowned and lesser-known performances, contributing scholars and artists offers fresh ideas on the ethics and practicalities of participatory performance. These ideas interrogate claims that have frequently been made by producers and by critics that participatory performance extends engagement. These claims are interrogated across nine dimensions of engagement: bodily, technological, spatial, temporal, spiritual, performative, pedagogical, textual, social. Enquiry is focussed along the following seams of analysis: the participant as co-designer; the challenges facing the facilitator of immersive/participatory performance; the challenges facing the critic of immersive/participatory performance; how and why immersion troubles boundaries between the material and the magical.

Memos from a Theatre Lab Spaces Relationships and Immersive Theatre

Beyond Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and Productive Participation.
London: Palgrave Macmillan. Ascentria. 2017. Client Stories. Available: http://
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Author: Nandita Dinesh

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 162273369X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Drawing from Dinesh’s findings in Memos from a Theatre Lab: Exploring What Immersive Theatre “Does”, this practice-based-research project – second in an envisioned series of Immersive Theatre experiments in Dinesh’s theatre laboratory -- considers the potential impact of pre-existing relationships between actors, spectators, and performance spaces when using immersive theatrical aesthetics toward educational and/or socio-political objectives. Memos from a Theatre Lab: Spaces, Relationships and Immersive Theatre explores the following questions: When audience members do not know the actors outside the milieu of a theatrical performance, does an immersive form hold different implications than if performers and spectators know each other in ‘real life’? When actors and spectators are strangers to each other, are performers more or less likely to judge the responses that are given to them within an immersive scenario? What kinds of immersive situations, especially in Applied Theatre interventions, might benefit from the presence or absence of a pre-existing relationship between performers, audience members, and the spaces in which these experiences occur? In describing the processes involved in: designing such an experiment, crafting the relevant immersive performances, and gathering/ analysing data from actors and spectators, this book puts forward strategies for students, researchers, and practitioners who seek to better understand the form of Immersive Theatre.

Immersion and Participation in Punchdrunk s Theatrical Worlds

The theoretical framework that the book introduces affords analyses of material cultures and the influence of technology on interaction design in theatre and beyond, and offers a blueprint for next-generation immersive design and ...

Author: Carina E. I. Westling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350101966

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 442

Immersion and Participation in Punchdrunk's Theatrical Worlds is a detailed account of the company's award-winning productions and their historical context. Examining Punchdrunk's role as pioneers of immersive theatre in the UK through a range of their productions including Sleep No More and The Drowned Man besides theatrical works such as Faust, The Duchess of Malfi and Kabeiroi, and cross-platform productions like The Moon Slave, The Borough and The Oracles, the book presents an original framework for understanding immersion in theatrical and mixed reality experiences. Central to the book is a study of how immersive experience is produced in interaction with physical and digital scenography for participatory audiences. Through ethnographies of the company, their designers, actors, producers and audiences, the book interrogates the relationship between the aesthetics of interaction and the experience of immersion in Punchdrunk's work. The theoretical framework that the book introduces affords analyses of material cultures and the influence of technology on interaction design in theatre and beyond, and offers a blueprint for next-generation immersive design and scenography for interactive multimedia environments.

Staging Spectators in Immersive Performances

Poignantly capturing experiences that can be viewed as manifestations of affective relationality in the strongest possible sense, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Theatre and Performance ...

Author: Doris Kolesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429582315

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 556

At present, we are witnessing a significant transformation of established forms of spectatorship in theatre, performance art and beyond. In particular, immersive and participatory forms of theatre allow audiences and performers to interact in a shared performance space. Staging Spectators in Immersive Performances discusses forms and concepts of contemporary spectatorship and explores various modes of audience participation in theory as well as in practice. The volume also reflects on what new terms and methods must be developed in order to address the theoretical challenges of contemporary immersive performances. Split into three parts, Staging Spectators in Immersive Performances, respectively, focuses on various strategies for mobilising the audience, methodological questions for research on being a spectator in immersive and participatory forms of theatre, and thematising new modes of partaking and ways of spectating in contemporary art. Poignantly capturing experiences that can be viewed as manifestations of affective relationality in the strongest possible sense, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Theatre and Performance Studies, Media Studies and Philosophy.

Beyond the Classroom

Theatre is a more accessible form than visual art; non-professionals can be
involved with much greater ease in the process of ... unlike the placements on the
art course, involves immersion in an already established community-based
project.

Author: Mark Kidel

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 369

Dartington Hall's contribution to education reaches far beyond the child-centred progressive ideals for which its school has become so well-known. It is an experiment to reintegrate learning with everyday life. The idea was inspired by a vision of restored wholeness.

Theatre

Essays on the Arts of the Theatre Edith Juliet Rich Isaacs. than whole immersion ,
that starts the wheels of thought . ... of common circumstance and it belongs to
London , to New York , and Paris , as well as to any swampy town beyond the ...

Author: Edith Juliet Rich Isaacs

Publisher: Freeport, N.Y : Books for Libraries Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

View: 782


British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain

( Hispanic Literature ; 64 ) ISBN : 0 7734 7533 8 Antonio Buero Vallejo was the
leading dramatist of the Spanish theatre ... For Spanish - speakers already
acquainted with Buero's theories and plays , Chávez points out new insights into
the immersive theatre to which he aspired . ... Goya's selfportraits – taken as a
whole and with all their nerve - like connectivity beyond the frame - are a
readable text .

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Category: Caribbean Area

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The New Yorker

ABOVE AND BEYOND . ... Four years ago , the Morgan Library & Museum The
space will have an “ immersive theatre , ” acquired the early drafts , sketches ,
and water where film clips of triumphant moments in rock colors for the first ...

Author:

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Category: American wit and humor

Page:

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Performance in the Twenty First Century

This volume examines a range of performance events, including work by both emergent and internationally significant companies and artists such as Rimini Protokoll, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, Zecora Ura, Punchdrunk, Ontroerend Goed, Kris ...

Author: Andy Lavender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136467203

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 580

Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century engages more overtly with meaning, politics and society. It involves a newly pronounced form of personal experience, often implicating the body and/or one’s sense of self. This volume examines a range of performance events, including work by both emergent and internationally significant companies and artists such as Rimini Protokoll, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, Zecora Ura, Punchdrunk, Ontroerend Goed, Kris Verdonck, Dries Verhoeven, Rabih Mroué, Derren Brown and David Blaine. It also considers a wider range of cultural phenomena such as online social networking, sports events, installations, games-based work and theme parks, where principles of performance are in play. Performance in the Twenty-First Century is a compelling and provocative resource for anybody interested in discovering how performance theory can be applied to cutting-edge culture, and indeed the world around them.

3D Videocommunication

Applications such as e - theatres , d - cinemas , home theatres and immersive
televisions are envisioned and / or being investigated ... It is very difficult to
predict developments in the field of immersive media beyond the topics
discussed today .

Author: Oliver Schreer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 356

&Quot;Researchers and students interested in the field of 3D audio-visual communications will find 3D Videocommunication a valuable resource, covering a broad overview of the current state-of-the-art. Practical engineers will also find it a useful tool in envisioning and building innovative applications."--BOOK JACKET.

Sustainable Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites

... heavily regulated the final environmental approval beyond any tourism activity
in Australia . ... immersion theatre , where original buildings become small
theatres and the audience moves from building to building to experience the
actors ...

Author: World Tourism Organization

Publisher: World Tourism Organization Publications

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 674

World Heritage Sites are among the most emblematic tourism destinations and attractions, facing numerous challenges due to an ever increasing tourism activity and related development issues. This Conference was held as part of a strategic collaboration between UNWTO and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in order to address key tourism policy and management issues, such as coordination between heritage management and tourism organisations, extending benefits to local communities, reducing tourism congestion and environmental impacts, increasing site financing and enhancing the interpretation and communication of heritage values through tourism. This report summarizes the rich exchange of experience from the Conference, including the overall conclusions, expert presentations, a range of case studies across the Asia region, as well the results of field exercises and working group discussions analysing the Mount Huangshan National Park and Hongcun-Xidi Ancient Villages, illustrating how World Heritage Sites can be integrated into broader regional and destination-level tourism management processes.

Beyond Reality

... classic essay on the theatre , The Theatre and Its Double . In that work , Artaud
describes his concepts of breaking down the traditional walls that separate the
performer from the audience , and thus creating a more immersive ( and powerful
) ...

Author: John Gosney

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 320

View: 523

Provides information on designing alternate reality games.

Beyond Role and Play

In the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes , which deals extensively with the problems
of immersion , this inner machine is referred to as ... The furniture was beautiful ,
old but very shabby ( stage antiques bought off the theatre relatively cheaply ) .

Author: Markus Montola

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 303

View: 445


Beyond the Dream Syndicate

... but also an immersion into seemingly incompatible collaborative enterprises :
playing in the minimal Theatre of Eternal Music while also doing sound
production for Jack Smith ' s most extravagant films , for example , or producing
the starkly ...

Author: Branden Wayne Joseph

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 479

View: 463

Tony Conrad has significantly influenced cultural developments from minimalism tounderground film, "concept art," postmodern appropriation, and the most sophisticated rockand roll. Creator of the "structural" film, The Flicker, collaborator on Jack Smith'sFlaming Creatures and Normal Love, follower of Henry Flynt's radical anti-art, member of the Theatreof Eternal Music and the first incarnation of The Velvet Underground, and early associate of MikeKelley, Tony Oursler, and Cindy Sherman, Conrad has eluded canonic histories. Yet Beyond the DreamSyndicate does not claim Conrad as a major but under-recognized figure. Neither monograph nor socialhistory, the book takes Conrad's collaborative interactions as a guiding thread by which toinvestigate the contiguous networks and discursive interconnections in 1960s art. Such an approachsimultaneously illuminates and estranges current understandings of the period, redrawing the mapacross medium and stylistic boundaries to reveal a constitutive hybridization at the base of thedecade's artistic development. This exploration of Conrad and his milieu goes beyond thepresentation of a relatively overlooked oeuvre to chart multiple, contestatory regimes of powersimultaneously in play during the pivotal moment of the 1960s. From the sovereign authority invokedby Young's music, to the "paranoiac" politics of Flynt, to the immanent control modeled byConrad's films, each avant-garde project examined reveals an investment within a particularstructure of power and resistance, providing a glimpse into the diversity of the artistic andpolitical stakes that continue to define our time.Branden W. Joseph is Professor of Modern andContemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and aneditor of the journal Grey Room (MIT Press). He is the author of Random Order: Robert Rauschenbergand the Neo-Avant-Garde (MIT Press, 2003.)

Theatre Arts Monthly

For it is protest , sometimes , rather than whole immersion , that starts the wheels
of thought . And there are persons who ... We think and work outside our wish , on
guidance beyond our power , in direction predetermined . A mystery resides ...

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Category: Performing arts

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Asian Theatre Journal

Evidently Zeami , a professional man of the theatre , had become fascinated by
those moments known to most theatregoers ... He spent his life seeking the
method , but there need be no contradiction between this professional ambition
and his parallel immersion in Zen if both seek the ... the very architecture of a nõ
performance establishes a fundamental need for an audience to go on a journey
beyond ...

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Category: Theater

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