Performance Research Volume 12 Issue 2

On the Road

Issue editors: Paul Rae & Martin Welton

ISBN: 978-0-415-44159

While performers and performances are on the move as never before, corresponding forms of performance analysis and research are arguably still getting out of the starting blocks. On the Road presents a selection of arguments and analyses that underscore the experience of mobility and the actuality of travel as integral to the production and reception of theatre and performance. It asserts that the rapid and sizeable recent increase in the volume and extent of human mobility represents an excellent opportunity for new understandings of what constitutes the field (a tellingly enclosed term) of theatre and performance studies. The international experience of theatre-makers and spectacle-mongers, and the internationalized predisposition of their audiences raises new questions about authenticity, originality, sites, sights, spaces, places, languages, translations, transports, training, funding, tours, tourism, taboos, environments, ecologies, identities and itineraries. On the Road provides one route to finding some answers.

Editorial: Travelling Performance

Paul Rae, Martin Welton

pp. 1 - 4

Tracing Tramlines: Site-responsive interventions at Glasgow's Tramway

Minty Donald

pp. 5 - 9

From Theatre to Dispersal: A journey from Stalowa Wola to Mobile Machinoeki

Phil Smith

pp. 10 - 20

Loco Motion: Railway perception, relativity and the stage

Kyle Gillette

pp. 21 - 30

Getting Lost: Site-specific performance and re-location

Victoria Hunter

pp. 31 - 34

Falling Out of the World: In Rome with Freud, a friend, Moses and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

Joe Kelleher

pp. 35 - 40

[artist's pages]

Daniel Belasco Rogers, Stephen Hodge

pp. 41

Ghosts on the High Path: The Nightflight Project

Simon Piasecki

pp. 42 - 46

Feeling Like a Tourist

Martin Welton

pp. 47 - 52

Between Gardens

Ute Ritschel

pp. 53 - 54

[artist's pages]

Daniel Belasco Rogers, Stephen Hodge

pp. 55

Floods of Memory (A Post-Katrina Soundtrack)

Paige McGinley

pp. 57 - 65

Away From Home: The curious domain of passage

Joanne 'Bob' Whalley, Lee Miller

pp. 66 - 74

Transient Roots: Performance, place and exterritorials

Sally Mackey

pp. 75 - 78

Choreographies of Tourism in Yosemite Valley: Rethinking 'place' in terms of motility

Sally Ann Ness

pp. 79 - 84

Dance Travels: 'Walking with Pearl'

Rebekah J. Kowal

pp. 85 - 94

Iterations, Reiterations, Stutters and Stumbles: A multicultural theatre project in Lesotho

Nigel Watson

pp. 95 - 97

Echo: A performance project by Cindy Rehm [artist's pages]

Cindy Rehm

pp. 98 - 101

Travelling the Guagua Aérea: The transnational journeys of Dominicanyork performance

Douglas Hundley

pp. 102 - 113

Moving Pictures: The persistence of locomotion

Ray Langenbach

pp. 114 - 124

Translate, Translocate, Perform

Margaret Werry

pp. 125 - 137

A Good Catch: Practicing generosity

P.A. Skantze

pp. 138 - 144

Desiring Mobility

Ong Keng Sen

pp. 145 - 147

[artist's pages]

Daniel Belasco Rogers, Stephen Hodge

pp. 148

Notes on Contributors

pp. 149 - 150