Performance Research Volume 18 Issue 6

On Ice

Issue editors: Richard Gough

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2013) 18:6

What possibilities exist for theatre and performance to take on the condition of ice?  Strength and fragility, exquisite structure yet impermanence, ephemerality and transience, embodying cool detachment, able to suspend and release time in unmeasured duration, retaining disinterest and distance?  Complementing the recent issue 'On Fire' (PR 18:1) which opened this volume, 'On Ice' includes reflective and speculative works for the page on performance and ice as well as historical accounts and in-­depth critiques of ice and theatre across time and cultures, from ritual to folk customs, to performance art, civic ceremony, climate-­change awareness and the use of ice and performance in acts of protest, contemplation, resistance and defiance.

Cold Cuts: Chattering and trembling

Richard Gough

pp. 1 - 15

Minimum Monument

Néle Azevedo

pp. 16 - 17

Icescape Theatre : Staging the Antarctic

Elizabeth Leane

pp. 18 - 28

Elemental Journeys : A domestic ice cube’s journey towards transformation

Annouchka C. Bayley

pp. 29 - 35

Mariele Neudecker: Heterotopias and Other Domestic Landscapes [artist’s pages]

Greer Crawley

pp. 36 - 37

The Frigid Description of the Dancing Body

Kaustavi Sarkar

pp. 38 - 45

Performing Ice : On perception of cold, the performing body and the spectActor

Tomaž Krpič

pp. 46 - 53

The Performativity of Ice and Global Ecologies in Olafur Eliasson’s Your waste of time

Simone Hancox

pp. 54 - 63

Drawing on Ice : Learning to create performance with and through the blade and boot of a skate

Hannah Gravestock

pp. 64 - 70

Antarctic Dream – Ice as Architecture of the Human Spirit : VestAndPage performative works in Antarctica


pp. 71 - 80

Ice Burns : Identity fluidity and sensory body perception

Peta Tait

pp. 81 - 88

Dawns Ysbridion/Ghost Dance 09.02.63 [artist’s pages]

Roger Owen

pp. 89 - 92

Ice as Element : German Vinogradov’s performance Songs of the Glacial Toad

Joanna Matuszak

pp. 93 - 104


Stephen F. Lilly

pp. 105 - 111

Performing the Ephemeral : On ice cream and the theatre

Joshua Abrams

pp. 112 - 121

Bodies of Uncharted Ice : Daniel Léveillé’s La pudeur des icebergs

Bridget E. Cauthery

pp. 122 - 128

The Materiality of Duration : Between ice time and water time

Natalie S. Loveless

pp. 129 - 136

Freezing of Collective Memory : The trial of Harold Pinter

Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerović

pp. 137 - 145

The Frozen Memory

Nilüfer Ovalıoğlu, Zekiye Sarikartal, Zeynep Sarikartal

pp. 146 - 150

Dancing Communities: Performance, difference and connection in the global city by Judith Hamera (review)

Joe Kelleher

pp. 151 - 153

Contemporary Street Arts in Europe (review)

Susan Bennett

pp. 154 - 156

Modelling Defiguration

Franziska Bork Petersen

pp. 157 - 160

Notes on Contributors

pp. 161 - 162