The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics

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In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes - blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art and life - is here framed as the breeding ground for a new way of understanding performing arts, and through them even wider social and cultural processes. With an introduction ...

The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics 2008, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415458566

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The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics 2008, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415458559

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