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Title Embodied consciousness : performance technologies / edited by Jade Rosina McCutcheon and Barbara Sellers-Young
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampsihire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1 Consciousness and the Brain: A Window to the Mind; Part I: Pedagogy of Performance Training; 2 The Neuroscience of Performance Pedagogy; 3 Embodying Deep Practice: A Pedagogical Approach to Actor Training; 4 When Consciousness Fragments: A Personal Encounter with Stage Fright in Performance; Part II: Eastern Influences on Western Performance Training Technologies; 5 Motion in Stillness -- Stillness in Motion: Contemplative Practice in the Performing Arts
6 Pause in Breath: Potential for Altered States of Consciousness in Traditional Indian Performance7 Embodied Consciousness: Warm-Up and Cool-Down; 8 Altered States: Radiating Consciousness in Michael Chekhov's Technique; Part III: Reception and Reflection in Contemporary Performance; 9 Irish Biopolitics and National (Un)Consciousness: Gerard Mannix Flynn's Public Performances of Inclusion; 10 The Performance Mirror: Self, Consciousness and Verbatim Theatre; 11 Oprah Feelin': Technologies of Reception in the Commercial Flash Mob; Part IV: Theorizing the Consciousness of Postmodern Performance
12 Re-examining Heidegger to Uncover Creativity in the Iteratively Bound Performer13 Aesthetic Encounters of a Collective Consciousness; 14 Metatheatre and Consciousness; Index
Summary "This volume of essays combines research from neuroscience, consciousness studies, performer training systems, modes of creating a staged narrative, Asian aesthetics, and post-modern theories of performance in an examination of the relationship between consciousness and performance. Written by actors, directors, dancers, historians and theorists, the essays participate in the paradigm shift in the humanities and the arts from the textual to the performative. It is precisely that experience that is at the centre of the shift in the scientific study of consciousness. This collection of essays brings together a representation of this paradigm shift and the increasing body of research emerging at the intersections of consciousness and performance from theories of performance training to explorations on the role of performance in the construction of cultural aesthetics and community consciousness"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Performing arts -- Psychological aspects.
Dance & other performing arts.
Acting techniques.
Theatre direction & production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Dance -- General.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- Stagecraft.
Performing Arts.
Performing arts -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author McCutcheon, Jade Rosina
Sellers-Young, Barbara
ISBN 9781137320056