Performance Philosophy Reading Group

Performance Philosophy Reading Group CPR — Center for Performance Research This monthly reading group series, in conjunction with the international research network, Performance Philosophy (PP), will […]

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Performance Philosophy Reading Group
CPR — Center for Performance Research

This monthly reading group series, in conjunction with the international research network, Performance Philosophy (PP), will be co-hosted by select CPR Artists-In-Residence. We will read exhilarating and thought-provoking texts from PP’s publications as a springboard into generative discussion and thought-experimentation. In this series of reading groups, we will engage with texts in whatever way seems most productive.

Performance Philosophy (PP) is a relatively new field of exploration that seeks to rethink what precisely thinking is. To do this, the members of PP draw from methodologies in philosophy, performance studies, theatre studies, dance, music, the visual arts, practice-as-research, and other cognate disciplines to play around with, deconstruct, and rearrange the centuries-old hierarchy of academic thought.

All are welcome! Free admission.

Upcoming Reading Groups


Monday July 23 | 6:30pm

Co-hosted by 2017 CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Antonio Ramos

Reading: Blades, Hetty (2016). ‘Work(s) and (Non)Production in Contemporary Movement Practices’, Performance Philosophy Journal, Vol 2.1, pp. 35-54.
Free access to article here.

Monday August 20 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2018 CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Sidra Bell
Reading TBD

To register your interest, email: charlotte@cprnyc.org

More information about Performance Philosophy: https://www.performancephilosophy.org/

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Past Meetings and Readings:

Friday March 30 | 6:30pm
Reading: Cvejic, Bojana. “From Odd Encounters to a Prospective Confluence: Dance-Philosophy.” Performance Philosophy Journal, Vol 1 (2015): 7-23.
Free access to article here.

Monday April 16 | 7:30pm
Co-hosted by 2017 Technical Residency Artist-in-Residence Tatyana Tenenbaum
Reading: Cull, Laura (2014). ‘Performance Philosophy: Staging a New Field’, Encounters in Performance Philosophy Eds. Laura Cull and Alice Lagaay, Palgrave Macmillan: New York & London, pp. 15-38

Lagaay, Alice and Alice Koubova (2014). ‘Performing the Impossible in Philosophy’, Encounters in Performance Philosophy,  Eds. Laura Cull and Alice Lagaay, Palgrave Macmillan: New York & London, pp. 39-62.

Monday May 21 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Kyle Marshall
Reading: Mullis, Eric (2016). ‘Dance, Philosophy, and Somaesthetics‘, Performance Philosophy. (Vol. 2, No. 1.) pp. 60-71. Free access to article here.

Monday June 18 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Abigail Levine
Reading: Breemen, Alice (2017). ‘Performance Philosophy: audience participation and responsibility,’ Performance Philosophy. (Vol. 2, No. 2) pp 299-309. Email charlotte@cprnyc.org for free access to reading.