Performance Research Volume 25 Issue 4

On Hybridity

Issue editors: Frank Camilleri & Maria Kapsali

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2020) 25:4

This issue considers hybridity in relation to performance, in particular the making, reception and study of performance as practices that emerge from heterogeneous sources, as well as the performative operation of hybridity in historical, cultural and political contexts. The term has a rich narrative, from roots in agriculture to applications in animal husbandry and metallurgy. It took on racialized overtones when it overlapped with the history of imperialism and slavery. In the twentieth century, hybridity became associated with subjectivity and identity, eventually leading to notions of cultural hybridity. Currently, hybridity has taken yet another inflection in light of technology, where to be human entails an ever-complex entanglement with non-human materiality. This issue is based on the belief that a reconsideration of hybridity is timely because of its application across so many diverse fields and that performance, in reflecting and influencing human activity, is strategically placed to conduct such a reappraisal. Accordingly, it explores the intersections between hybridity and performance as the coming together of performer and environment, materials and practitioners, performance and reception, event and analysis. 

Editorial : On Hybridity

Frank Camilleri, Maria Kapsali

pp. 1 - 6

Towards an Ethics of Hybrid Agency in Performance

Duncan Jamieson

pp. 7 - 16

A Hybridity Continuum : The case of the performer’s bodyworlds

Frank Camilleri

pp. 17 - 25

Becoming-Leech : Animal–human–technological hybrid exchanges

Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

pp. 26 - 35

Across Bodily and Disciplinary Borders : Hybridity as methodology, expression, dynamic

Marco Donnarumma

pp. 36 - 44

Sonic Bodies : Sonification and the hybridization of aesthetic experience

Maria Kapsali

pp. 45 - 53

Hybridity in the Utopian City : A multisensory performance practice in action

Alda Terracciano

pp. 54 - 55

On Hybridity in Puppetry : Material ontologies

pp. 56 - 64

Dementia in Dramaturgically Hybrid Performance and the Performance of Objects

Morgan Batch

pp. 65 - 73

Interweaving Deaf and Hearing Cultural Practices in Performance Processes

Michael Richardson

pp. 74 - 82

Learning from Experience : Disciplinary hybridity between group psychoanalysis and performance

Olive Mckeon

pp. 83 - 93

Experiencing Choreographed 4D visuals in a VR Dance Installation [artists’ pages]

Stephan Jürgens, Carla Fernandes, Rafael Kuffner

pp. 94 - 97

Queer Fiesta : Hybridity, drag and performance in Bolivian folklore

Enzo E. Vasquez Toral

pp. 98 - 106

British Multiculturalism and Interweaving Hybridities in South Asian Dance

Avanthi Meduri

pp. 107 - 115

More than Hybrid : Movement dramaturgy in the aftermath of the Gezi protests

Sinibaldo de Rosa

pp. 116 - 124

Towards Hybridity : Dance, tourism and cultural heritage

Rosemary E. Kostic Cisneros, Marie-Louise Crawley, Sarah Whatley

pp. 125 - 133

Photoscenography : Cuddington [artist’s pages]

Nick Hunt

pp. 134 - 135

The Essay, the Maligned : On the performativity of the essay as hybrid form

Jasper Delbecke

pp. 136 - 144

Notes on Contributors

pp. 145 - 146