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Immersive theatres : intimacy and immediacy in contemporary performance

Author: Josephine Machon
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josephine Machon
ISBN: 9781137019844 1137019840 9781137019837 1137019832
OCLC Number: 849721989
Description: xix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Contributing artists and referenced work. Michael Morris (Joint Artistic Director of Artangel) : H.G. , The missing voice (Case study B) ; Felix Barrett (Founder and Artistic Director of Punchdrunk) : Masque of the red death , The crash of the Elysium ; Bruce Gladwin (Artistic Director of Back to Back Theatre) : Soft , Small metal objects ; Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl (Founders and Artistic Directors of Lundahl & Seitl) : Symphony of a missing room , Rotating in a room of moving images ; Silvia Mercuriali : Etiquette , And the birds fell from the sky ; Tassos Stevens (Co-founder and Co-director of Coney) : The gold-bug , A small town anywhere ; Samantha Holdsworth (Co-founder and Co-artistic Director of Nimble Fish) : The container , Re:bourne ; Punchdrunk Enrichment led by Pete Higgin (Enrichment Director) : Under the eiderdown , The uncommercial traveller ; Louise Ann Wilson : House , Fissure ; Bill Mitchell (Artistic Director) and Sue Hill (Associate Director of WildWorks) : Souterrain , The passion ; Adrian Howells : Foot Washing for the Sole , The Pleasure of Being : Washing, Feeding, Holding ; Tristan Sharps (Founder and Artistic Director of dreamthinkspeak) : Before I Sleep , The Rest Is Silence --
Introduction. Immersive Theatre ; An immersive inheritance : Modernism, Antonin Artaud and 'total theatres' , Happenings and Environmental Theatre , Installation and intimacy , Immersive technologies, sensual technologies , Intimacy, involvement and communitas ; Immersive theatres : immediacy and intimacy today ; Immersion and interaction ; Presence as praesence ; The structure of Part One and Part Two --
pt. One. Defining Immersive Theatres. 1. Definitions and Details : Definitions ; Defining immersiveness, immersion, immersivity : Immersion, involvement and presence : Gaming Theory , Immersion, involvement and praesence : defining immersive theatre ; Gauging an immersive event --
2.Features and Finer Details: A Scale of Immersivity --
Central features of immersive practice... --
... Audience involvement, audience evolvement --
... Sensual worlds: immediacy, intimacy and sensuality --
...Space, place and praesence: site-inspired practice --
...Immersive worlds: immersive environments and the environment --
The scale of immersivity --
3.Immersive Perspectives --
Immersive perspectives: feeling, form and function --
Immersive practice and experiential form: (syn)aesthetics --
Immersive perspectives: making-sense/sense-making --
Gilles Deleuze: `immanence' and the ludic logic of sense --
Kathryn Linn Geurts: embodied feeling, embodied knowing: `Seselelame' --
Immersive perspectives: the pleasures of the audience --
Umberto Eco and open works --
Jacques Ranciere's `emancipated spectator' --
Nicolas Bourriaud and relational aesthetics --
Contents note continued: Immersive perspectives: the significance of space --
Juhani Pallasmaa: the sensuality of space --
Doreen Massey: the politics of space and place --
Gaston Bachelard: the poetics of space --
Immersive theatres: audience, space, duration, sensation --
pt. Two Immersion, Intimacy and Immediacy in Practice --
Introduction --
Conversations one. Michael Morris of Artangel : Immersive theatres : intimacy, immediacy, transformation ; Felix Barrett of Punchdrunk : Immersive theatres : intimacy, immediacy, imagination --
Conversations two. Bruce Gladwin of Back To Back Theatre : The intimate (im)mediacy of sound ; Lundahl & Seitl : Challenging the (im)mediate interface ; Silvia Mercuriali : Immersive imaginations : the intimate and (im)mediate --
Conversations three. Tassos Stevens of Coney : Playing with(in) the 'what is' and 'what if' ; Samantha Holdsworth of Nimble Fish : Immersivity and cultural production : 'permission to play' ; Punchdrunk Enrichment : Immersion, enrichment and empowerment --
Conversations four. Louise Ann Wilson : Immersed in the environment : 'off the beaten track' ; Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill of WildWorks : Immersive communitas : space, place and people --
Conversations five. Adrian Howells : The epic in the intimate ; Tristan Sharps of dreamthinkspeak : The intimate in the epic --
Conclusion : Immersive Theatres.
Responsibility: Josephine Machon.

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