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.

Registration required in advance.
Email programs@cprnyc.org for more information.

Performance Philosophy Reading Group, co-hosted by Antonio Ramos, 2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation AiR

Performance Philosophy Reading Group, co-hosted by Antonio Ramos, 2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation AiR

 

Upcoming Reading Groups:
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Wednesday December 11 | 6:30pm co-hosted by CPR AiR, Mee Jung
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Performance Philosophy Reading Group February 2019. Photo by Asya Gorovits


Past Meetings and Readings:

Wednesday November 20 | 6:30pm co-hosted by CPR AiR, Deborah Conton
Reading: José Esteban Muñoz (1999). ‘Performing Disidentity: Disidentification as a Practice of Freedom’ Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. (University of Minnesota: Minneapolis and London), pp. 161-180.

Wednesday October 23 | 6:30pm co-hosted by CPR AiR, Ivy Baldwin
Reading: Jeanne Tiehen (2018). ‘Climate Change and the Inescapable Present. Performance Philosophy Vol 4 (1) 123-138.

Wednesday September 25, 2019 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2019 CPR AiR, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd
Reading: Jodie McNeilly’s (2016). ‘Bodily Schemata and Sartre’s i and me: Reflection and Awareness in Movement’. Performance Philosophy Vol 2 (1) 83-98.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2019 CPR Technical Resident, Annie B. Parson (Big Dance Theater)
Reading: Generative Constraints (2019). ‘Break Up Variations: An Annotated Score.’ Performance Philosophy Vol 4. (2) 591-600.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2019 CPR Artist-in-Residence, Jess Pretty
Reading: Genevieve Hyacinthe (2019).‘The Shape of Humidity: Performing Black Atlantic Theory Making’ Performance Philosophy Vol 4. (2) 434-451.


Wednesday June 26, 2019 | 6:30pm
Reading: Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum (2019).Collaboration as Differentiation: Rethinking interaction intra-actively Performance Philosophy Vol 4. (2) 410-433.


Wednesday May 29, 2019 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2019 CPR Artist-in-Residence, Leslie Cuyjet
Reading: Annette Arlander (2019). Resting with Pines in Nida: Attempts at Performing with Plants Performance Philosophy Vol 4. (2) 452-475.

Wednesday April 24, 2019 | 6:30pm
Reading: Keti Chukhrov (2019). Repetition as the Performative Syndrome of Dying‘ Performance Philosophy Vol 4. (2) 236-1631.

Wednesday March 20, 2019 | 6:30pm
Reading: Christel Stalpaert and Sophie Doutreligne (2019). ‘Performing With the Masquerade: Towards a Corporeal Reconstitution of Sophie Taeuber’s Dada Performances. Performance Philosophy Vol. 4 (2): 528-545.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 | 6:30pm
Reading: Erin Brannigan (2019). Talking Back: What Dance might make of Badiou’s Philosophical Project‘ Performance Philosophy Vol. 4 (2): 354-373.

Wednesday January 23, 2019| 6:30pm
Reading: Hannah Lemmin (2018). Krisis as the Scene of Non-Decisional Judgement: A Performance Fiction for the Generic Human.‘ Performance Philosophy Vol. 4 (1) 66-85.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2018 CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Alexis Zaccarello
Reading: Jeanne Tiehen (2018). ‘Climate Change and the Inescapable Present.’ Performance Philosophy Vol. 4 (1) 123-138.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2018 CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Katie Workum
Reading: Petrovi? -Lotina, Goran (2017). ‘The Political Dimension of Dance: Mouffe’s Theory of Agonism and Choreography’, Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance and Radical Democracy, Eds. Tony Fisher and Eve Katsouraki (Palgrave Macmillan: London), pp. 251-272.

Wednesday September 26, 2018 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2018 CPR Technical Resident Parijat Desai
Reading: Daniela Perazzo Domm (2018). ‘Crisis and the Emotional Body: Towards (Another) FreedomPerformance Philosophy, Vol. 4.1, 188-205.

Monday August 20, 2018 | 6:30pm
Co-hosted by 2018 CPR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Sidra Bell
Reading: Cull, Laura (2012). ‘Immanent Imitations, Animal Affects: From Hijikata Tatsumi to Marcus Coates’ Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke and New York), pp. 105-144.

Monday July 23, 2018 | 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, 35-54.

Monday June 18, 2018 | 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. (2) 299-309.

Monday May 21, 2018 | 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. (1) 60-71.

Monday April 16, 2018 | 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.


Friday March 30, 2018| 6:30pm
Reading: Cvejic, Bojana. “From Odd Encounters to a Prospective Confluence: Dance-Philosophy.” Performance Philosophy Journal, Vol 1 (2015): 7-23.