Interventions

Spring 2020: European Performance in Troubled Times.
Editorial by Aneta Mancewicz

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(Re)Presenting ‘The Other’?: On Brett Bailey’s Sanctuary

Katia Arfara examines Brett Bailey’s Sanctuary, the research-based installation she curated in Athens in 2017 to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Europe and the return to identity politics.

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Body States and Cross-territorial Choreographies

Diana Damian analyses Manuel Pelmus and Alexandra Pirici’s Public Collection at Tate Modern in 2016, which addresses artistic labour and mobility to showcase Europeanness in contemporary performance.

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‘Die Kränkungen der Menschheit’, or, How to Intervene into Troubled Times

Azadeh Sharifi draws on Anta Helena Recke’s Die Kränkungen der Menschheit at Münchner Kammerspiele in 2019 to expose the exclusion of ethnic groups and migrants from the discourse on German identity.

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Theatre After #MeToo: Sexual Abuse and Institutional Change in Poland

Agnieszka Jakimiak confronts sexual abuse and mobbing in European theatre institutions looking at selected examples and her own theatre show, nosexnosolo from 2019 that focuses on Jan Fabre’s case.

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Interventions Winter/Spring 2019/20

Editorial by issue editor Eleanor Roberts, with Ella Parry-Davies, Aneta Mancewicz, Bella Poynton, and Broderick Chow

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Logic of prelude: on use value, pleasure, and the struggle against agony

Giulia Palladini theorizes the musical ‘prelude’ as a temporal structure that actualizes possible futures in the present.

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Exhaustion and Its Entanglements: Relational Ethos, Minoritarian Positionality, and These Political Times

Asif Majid reexamines Octopus from “Entangling the British Muslim Woman” through the personal lens of minoritarian positionality, and the exhaustion it can produce specifically for Muslim artists.

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Nearly four years in nearly four minutes: fat, queer, dance and time

Charlotte Cooper’s video and text documents a process of exploring ‘queer feminist fat sensibility, experience and possibility’, which challenges exclusionary and ableist notions of dance.

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Wir sind das Volk!: The Unspoken Spell Cast on the Peaceful Revolutionaries

In the context of Hong Kong protests and her installation & performance in Leipzig, Wir sind das Volk! (December 2019), wen yau reflects on the power of a peaceful revolution and the fragility of freedom.

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Feeling political times: Notes from downtown Beirut during the uprising

Fuad Musallam reflects on the post-17 October 2019 Lebanese uprising. Tracing its rhythms through changes to the materiality of downtown Beirut, the affects and expressions of political times emerge.

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Interventions, Autumn 2019

Editorial by Broderick Chow, Aneta Mancewicz, Ella Parry-Davies, Bella Poynton, and Eleanor Roberts

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Thinking Through and With Learning Disability

In the context of her work with Cyrff Ystwyth, a dance-theatre company, Margaret Ames examines kinaesthesic action as an affective and cultural tool that challenges hegemonic distribution of inclusion.

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An Interview with Hancock and Kelly

Hancock and Kelly, interviewed by Jennie Klein, on their new performance, An Extraordinary Rendition, with accompanying photos and video excerpts.

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Playing Politics: Versatile Operations in Site-Adaptive Performance

Melanie Kloetzel’s post-script ‘Playing Politics’ elaborates on her proposals for site-versatile approaches in performance, which may work to self-reflexively critique conditions of precarity in the neoliberal present.

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Austerity, Gender and Performance: Conversations with Anna Herrmann and Katherine Chandler

Drawing on interviews with Clean Break’s co-artistic director Anna Herrmann and playwright Katherine Chandler, Sarah Bartley reflects on representations of women in poverty on the UK stage.

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We Need to Talk About (How We Talk About) Audiences

Kirsty Sedgman presents a commentary on Tomlin’s Political Dramaturgies and Theatre Spectatorship, engaging with debates and misunderstandings between empirical and theoretical spectatorship research.

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Interventions, Summer 2019

Broderick D.V. Chow, Ella Parry-Davies and Aneta Mancewicz introduce CTR’s new Interventions Postscripts initiative.

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Rantin and Raving: an interview with Kieran Hurley

In this filmed conversation, David Overend thinks aloud with playwright Keiran Hurley about scales of connectivity linking theatre audiences to an aspirational political collective.

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In space, nobody can hear you say you didn’t “get” it: theatre, science fiction, and genre snobbery

Ian Farnell looks at the idea of “genre snobbery” in relation to contemporary theatre engaging with science fiction. Because in space, nobody can hear you say you didn’t “get” it.

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