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Affective Performance and Cognitive Science : Body, Brain and Being.

Author: Bruce McConachie; Rhonda Blair
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
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This book explores new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice. The cognitive revolution in the humanities is creating new insights into the audience experience, performance processes and training. Scientists are collaborating with artists to investigate how our brains and bodies engage with performance to create new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McConachie, Bruce.
Affective Performance and Cognitive Science : Body, Brain and Being.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce McConachie; Rhonda Blair
ISBN: 9781408193150 1408193159
OCLC Number: 862050052
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages)
Contents: FC; Half title; Quote; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; General Introduction: Operating in Science Theatres; Nicola Shaughnessy; Part 1 Dances with Science; Introduction: Interdisciplinarity and Cognitive Approaches to Performance; Evelyn B. Tribble and John Sutton; 1 Researching Dance Across Disciplinary Paradigms: A Reflective Discussion of the Watching Dance Project; Matthew Reason, Dee Reynolds, Marie-Hélène Grosbras and Frank E. Pollick; 2 Retracing our Steps ... On When We Were Birds, a work in progress; Anna Furse. 3 Uncertain Knowledge: Representing Physical Pain through PerformanceErin Hood; Part 2 Touching Texts and Embodied Performance; Introduction: Texts and Embodied Performance; Amy Cook; 4 An Exercise in Shame: The Blush in A Woman Killed With Kindness; Natalie Bainter; 5 Wayfaring in Everyday Life: The Unravelling of Intricacy; John Lutterbie; 6 Between Faulty Intellects and Failing Bodies: An Economy of Reciprocity in Wit and 33 Variations; Naomi Rokotnitz; Part 3 The Multimodal Actor; Introduction: The Multimodal Practitioner; Rhonda Blair; 7 Embodied Memory and Extra-Daily Gesture. Neal Utterback8 Footage: Surface Feelings; Martin Welton; 9 The Effect of Theatre Training on Cognitive Functions; Gabriele Sofia; Part 4 Affecting Audiences; Introduction: Spectating as Sandbox Play; Bruce McConachie; 10 (Syn)aesthetics and Immersive Theatre: Embodied Beholding in Lundahl & Seitl's Rotating in a Room of Images; Josephine Machon; 11 Politics in the Dark: Risk Perception, Affect and Emotion in Lundahl & Seitl's Rotating in a Room of Images; Adam Alston; 12 Touched by Meaning: Haptic Effect in Autism; Melissa Trimingham; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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This book explores new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre and offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice. The cognitive revolution in the humanities is creating new insights into the audience experience, performance processes and training. Scientists are collaborating with artists to investigate how our brains and bodies engage with performance to create new understanding of perception, emotion, imagination and empathy. Divided into four parts, each introduced by an expert editorial from leading researchers in the field, this edited volume of.

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