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Embodied Consciousness : Performance Technologies

By: McCutcheon, Jade Rosina.
Contributor(s): Sellers-Young, Barbara.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (244 p.).ISBN: 9781137320056.Subject(s): Consciousness | Performing arts -- Psychological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Embodied Consciousness : Performance TechnologiesDDC classification: 792.01/9 | 792.019 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1 Consciousness and the Brain: A Window to the Mind; Part I: Pedagogy of Performance Training; 2 The Neuroscience of Performance Pedagogy; 3 Embodying Deep Practice: A Pedagogical Approach to Actor Training; 4 When Consciousness Fragments: A Personal Encounter with Stage Fright in Performance; Part II: Eastern Influences on Western Performance Training Technologies; 5 Motion in Stillness - Stillness in Motion: Contemplative Practice in the Performing Arts
6 Pause in Breath: Potential for Altered States of Consciousness in Traditional Indian Performance7 Embodied Consciousness: Warm-Up and Cool-Down; 8 Altered States: Radiating Consciousness in Michael Chekhov's Technique; Part III: Reception and Reflection in Contemporary Performance; 9 Irish Biopolitics and National (Un)Consciousness: Gerard Mannix Flynn's Public Performances of Inclusion; 10 The Performance Mirror: Self, Consciousness and Verbatim Theatre; 11 Oprah Feelin': Technologies of Reception in the Commercial Flash Mob; Part IV: Theorizing the Consciousness of Postmodern Performance
12 Re-examining Heidegger to Uncover Creativity in the Iteratively Bound Performer13 Aesthetic Encounters of a Collective Consciousness; 14 Metatheatre and Consciousness; Index
Summary: This volume of essays combines research from neuroscience, conscious studies, methods of training performers, modes of creating a staged narrative, Asian aesthetics, and post-modern theories of performance in an examination of the relationship between consciousness and performance.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1 Consciousness and the Brain: A Window to the Mind; Part I: Pedagogy of Performance Training; 2 The Neuroscience of Performance Pedagogy; 3 Embodying Deep Practice: A Pedagogical Approach to Actor Training; 4 When Consciousness Fragments: A Personal Encounter with Stage Fright in Performance; Part II: Eastern Influences on Western Performance Training Technologies; 5 Motion in Stillness - Stillness in Motion: Contemplative Practice in the Performing Arts

6 Pause in Breath: Potential for Altered States of Consciousness in Traditional Indian Performance7 Embodied Consciousness: Warm-Up and Cool-Down; 8 Altered States: Radiating Consciousness in Michael Chekhov's Technique; Part III: Reception and Reflection in Contemporary Performance; 9 Irish Biopolitics and National (Un)Consciousness: Gerard Mannix Flynn's Public Performances of Inclusion; 10 The Performance Mirror: Self, Consciousness and Verbatim Theatre; 11 Oprah Feelin': Technologies of Reception in the Commercial Flash Mob; Part IV: Theorizing the Consciousness of Postmodern Performance

12 Re-examining Heidegger to Uncover Creativity in the Iteratively Bound Performer13 Aesthetic Encounters of a Collective Consciousness; 14 Metatheatre and Consciousness; Index

This volume of essays combines research from neuroscience, conscious studies, methods of training performers, modes of creating a staged narrative, Asian aesthetics, and post-modern theories of performance in an examination of the relationship between consciousness and performance.

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This volume of wide-ranging essays by international performance theorists and practitioners adds to an increasingly crowded field of studies in aesthetics and cognition. McCutcheon (Melbourne Univ., Australia) and Sellers-Young (York Univ., Canada) supply a cursory, overall introduction and follow this with an introductory survey of consciousness studies by neuroscientist D. W. Zaidel. The 13 essays in the book are divided into four parts; these deal with the pedagogy of performance training, Eastern influences on performance training, reception and reflection in contemporary performance, and the consciousness of postmodern performance. In parts 1 and 2, topics range from the somatic embodiment of memory in acting, consciousness and attention in performance, and the fragmentation of consciousness in stage fright to questions of breath, contemplation, and warm-up/cool down under the auspices of Western cognitive science and Eastern spiritual practice. The third part applies cognitive theory (sometimes fitfully) to biopolitics in Irish performance, verbatim theater, and flash mobs. Part 4 delivers a Heideggerian approach to performance and considerations of aesthetics and meta-theater. The danger in such an enterprise is apparent: the complex, emergent terminology of cognitive science is often applied with insufficient rigor by nonspecialists. That said, many of the essays are thought provoking. Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals. R. Remshardt University of Florida

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Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Wayne State University, USA Gabriella Calchi-Novati, Trinity College, Dublin Elizabeth Carlin-Metz, Knox College, USA Bonnie J. Eckard, Arizona State University, USA Eve Katsouraki, University of East London, UK David V. Mason, Rhodes College, USA Bella Merlin, actor and writer, University of Birmingham, UK Doug Rosson, Bradley University, USA Devika Wasson (1981-2011), University of Hawaii, USA R. Andrew White, Valparaiso University, USA Dahlia W. Zaidel, University of California, USA

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