Performance Research Volume 1 Issue 2

On Risk

Issue editors: Claire MacDonald

ISBN: 978-0-415-16209

This issue looks at the notion of risk and how it relates to performance at the level of the artist's work and the physical, cultural and political context in which the work takes place. Risk, and related ideas of transgression, shock, challenge and experiment have been central to all areas of performance practice in recent years, yet the idea of what risk means, its relationship to the wider culture and to the identity of the artist is in constant flux. This issue explores risk taken and encountered in a variety of practices and disciplines.

Preface and Editorial

Ric Allsopp, Richard Gough, Claire MacDonald

pp. v - viii


Tracey Warr

pp. 1 - 19

Prepared Pages

Bruce Gilchrist

pp. 19 - 20

An Interview with Marina Abramović

Chrissie Iles

pp. 20 - 26

Marina Abramović: Exchanging energies

Lynn MacRitchie

pp. 27 - 34

Negative Utopia: Reflections on theatre in Romania after Ceausescu

Noel Witts

pp. 35 - 39

Altered States and Subliminal Spaces: Charting the road towards a physical theatre

Ana Sanchez-Colberg

pp. 40 - 56

Oppositional Cabaret in Nazi Germany, or: Walking a Political Tightrope over the Abyss

Günter Berghaus

pp. 57 - 59

Resistance to Liberation: Decolonizing the mindful body

Dan Baron Cohen

pp. 60 - 74

Prepared Pages

Susan Taylor

pp. 74 - 75

An Interview with Patricia Ariza: An exercise of pleasure

Julia Varley

pp. 75 - 82

Anatomizing a Postcolonial Tragedy: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogonis

Ato Quayson

pp. 83 - 92

Molieré + Müller

Jan Linders

pp. 93 - 104

Book Reviews

Diana Theodores, André Lepecki, Simon Thorne

pp. 105 - 110

Review of Hidden Cities: Mobile events

Andrea Phillips

pp. 111 - 115

Prepared Pages

Samena Rana

pp. 115 - 119

Archive Review

Philip d'Silva

pp. 116 - 118

Notes on Contributors

pp. 120 - 121