Performance Generating Systems in Dance
This introduction motivates the objectives of Performance Generating Systems in Dance and provides wayfinding markers for the inquiries, insights, and resources of the book. First, the need to understand, conceptualize, and render accessible the practice of performance generating systems is discussed. I then sketch the interdisciplinary and multimethodological journey of research this book is based on and name the established artists and research collaborators that have been involved. The three theoretical frameworks of the book – dramaturgy, psychology, and performativity – are introduced and anchored in key insights about performance generating systems. From this backdrop, I outline how these frameworks are applied to, and further developed through, case examples of the practice by sharing a selection of the topics covered and discoveries offered within the contents of the book.
Keywordsperforming, dance, psychology, dramaturgy, notation, learning, movement therapy, trauma
ISBN9781789386400, 9781789386424, 9781789386417
Publication date and place2022