The Potentials of Spaces: The Theory and Practice of Scenography & Performance

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Alison Oddey, Christine A. White, Christine White
Intellect Books, 2006 - 188 pages
The Potentials of Spaces interrogates the relationship between scenography and performance in contemporary dramatic activities. The book provides an illuminating platform for discussion concerning the interrelations between theatrical movement and gesture in physical space. In exploring territories of performance, the author equally combines theoretical research with details of dramatic methods and performances, thus providing a valuable insight into working practices. Avant-garde and experimental approaches towards sensory, spatial and visual aspects of the stage are described and explored.

Through a discussion regarding the performance possibilities viable through technological development and new media in recent years, the book aims to challenge tradition and inspire new creative directions upon the stage. The book breaks new ground on dramatic and spatial awareness within the tropics of theatre. An essential text for those interested in, or studying, theatrical practice and scenography.

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The Potentials of Spaces
Different Beginnings
Performance Potentials
Aesthetic Visions
Selected Bibliography
Biographies of Authors
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About the author (2006)

Alison Oddey is professor of contemporary performance and visual culture at the University of Northampton. Christine White teaches at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Christine White is head of narrative and interactive arts in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University.

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