Performance Research Volume 3 Issue 2

On Place

Issue editors: David Williams & Mark Minchinton

ISBN: 978-0-415-18202

How does place affect performance praxis? How are geographical, cultural and artistic identities created and sustained with/in different places? How have colonial pasts, and the ways they mark and are mapped in the present, affected the performances produced there – not only in thematic ways, but in the making processes themselves? In Australia, for example, performance owes much to the colonial past and present: to a psychology of edges, of enforced comings and goings; of ‘empty spaces’ at the heart (out-back), sites for projected imaginaries and dis/appearances; and to a history of repression and genocide. How are such aspects expressed in performance practices?


David Williams

pp. v - viii


Ric Allsopp

pp. v

Prepared Pages: Smallness and Infinity

Zsuzsanna Soboslay Moore

pp. 1 - 9

Memorials Without Facts

Clive van den Berg

pp. 10 - 14

Prepared Pages: Deixis ('absence of what qualifies the surface?)

Brigid McLeer

pp. 15 - 18

The Angel's Hideout: Between dance and theatre

Enrique Pardo

pp. 19 - 26

Little Tyrannies, Bigger Lies: A letter from the other side

Barry Laing

pp. 27 - 31

Dance Travels

Karen Pearlman

pp. 32 - 34

My Balls/Your Chin

Mike Pearson

pp. 35 - 41

Re-Languaging the Body: Phenomenological description and the dance image

Nigel Stewart

pp. 42 - 53

The Voice in the Garden Shed

Aleks Danko

pp. 54 - 58

In the Midst of Many: The butcher, his lover, her husband and the hit man

Linda Marie Walker

pp. 59 - 66

Punto di Fuga: An afterword

Peter Stafford

pp. 67 - 74

Landscape of the Psyche: The dream theatre of Jenny Kemp

Mark Minchinton, Jenny Kemp

pp. 75 - 87

Abstraction Has Many Faces: The ballet/modern wars of Lincoln Kirstein and John Martin

Mark Frank

pp. 88 - 101

I Never Go Anywhere I Can't Drive Myself

Leslie Hill, Helen Paris

pp. 102 - 108

Backwords: 1,293 steps

Mark Minchinton

pp. 109 - 111

Reviews: The Spectator as Performer

Nicholas Till

pp. 112 - 117

Reviews: The Informe Body

Tracey Warr

pp. 118 - 121

Archive Reviews

Ric Allsopp, Linda Cassens Stoian

pp. 124 - 126

Notes on Contributors

pp. 127 - 128