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Goat Island are one of the world??'s leading contemporary performance ensembles. Their intimate, low-tech, intensely physical performances represent a unique hybrid of strategies and techniques drawn from live art, experimental theatre and postmodern dance. Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island, is the first book to document and critique the company??'s performances, processes, politics, aesthetics, and philosophies. It reflects on the company??'s work through the critical lens of ecology ??? an emerging and urgent concern in performance studies and elsewhere.
This collage text combines and juxtaposes writing by company members and arts commentators, to look in detail at Goat Island??'s distinctive collaborative processes and the reception of their work in performance. The book includes a section of practical workshop exercises and thoughts on teaching drawn from the company??'s extensive experience, providing an invaluable classroom resource.
By documenting the creative processes of this extraordinary company, this book will make an important contribution to the critical debates surrounding contemporary performance practices. In so doing, it pays compelling tribute to committed art-making, creativity, collaboration, and the nature of the possible.
About the Author :
Stephen Bottoms has contributed to Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island as an editor.
Stephen Bottoms is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies and Director of the Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds. He is the author of The Theatre of Sam Shepard: States of Crisis (Cambridge, 1998), Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Cambridge, 2000), and Playing Underground: A Critical History of the 1960s Off-Off-Broadway Movement. He has also edited Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, and has published articles on a wide variety of topics in a number of scholarly journals. In 2004 his article 'The Efficacy-Effeminacy Braid: Unpicking the Performance Studies/Th
|Title:||Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island||Publisher:||Routledge|
|Author:||Goulish Bottoms, Stephen Bottoms, Matthew Goulish|
|No. of Pages:||264|
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