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Theatre Of The Oppressed. Tie, Body, Text In Theory and Contemporary performance

MASKA, vol. XXVIII, No. 155–156 (summer 2013)


The present issue of Maska offers a broad range of articles; however, a good half of them – despite different scripts, different approaches to thinking and analysing and despite the diversity of the phenomena under consideration – touches upon the questions of emancipatory and even political potentials of contemporary performing arts, their conditions and, last but not least, reflection itself. 

Using the closing down of the Dutch Theatre Institute as a case in point, Alja Predan lays bare the brutality and malevolence of neoliberal policies as regards the cultural sector as such; a survey of the Theatre of the Oppressed explores the reasons for the global popularity of August Boal’s theatrical techniques and methods; Danae Theodoridou’s contribution communicates with the issue on projected temporality, published last autumn, and at the same time is a follow-up to the deliberations on creative gestures of resistance we engaged in in the next, winter issue 2012 – namely, Theodoridou writes about the understanding and practices of (artists’) creative resistance to the demands of the present times and about the possibilities of “creating time”. Referring to selected works by Dani Ploeger, Via Negativa and Janez Janša, Tomaž Krpič considers the relations between texts, bodies and feelings/senses in contemporary theatre and performance art. Urška Brodar, Mojca Puncer, André Schallenberg, Jasen Boko and Mark Brown use different approaches in their analyses of three festivals. And finally, the issue is rounded off by our regular column, Criticism without

adjectives, in which we examine the new translation of Pavis’s La mise en scene contemporaine published by Knjižnica Mestnega gledališča ljubljanskega.

Amelia Kraigher
Translated by Polona Petek

Content

 

LOVE AND SOVEREIGNITY

Alja Predan
ART VERSUS CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 10


THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED

Nika Leskovšek
THE COMPLEX OF THE RECEPTION OF THE THEATRE (&) OF THE OPPRESSED 30


TIME, BODY, TEXT IN THEORY
AND CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE

Danae Theodoridou
WAKING AT 5 a. m.: IRRELEVANCE AND THE LOOK OF THE FOREIGNER AS PRACTICES OF RESISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY TIMES 50

Tomaž Krpič
SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE RELATION BETWEEN TEXT, THE PERFORMING BODY AND SENSATIONS IN POSTDRAMATIC THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE 64

 

FESTIVAL THEATERTREFFEN BERLIN 2012

Urška Brodar
ENDLESS PARTY 78

FESTIVAL PERFORMA MARIBOR 2012

Mojca Puncer
ON INTELLECTUAL PROSTITUTION AND PERFORMATIVE ART 92


MARIBOR THEATRE FESTIVAL
2012

André Schallenberg
RIFTS AND DEPTHS 106

Jasen Boko
CONCENTRATED INTIMACIES 118

Mark Brown
ON SLOVENIAN THEATRE: A LETTER FROM A FRIEND 130

CRITICISM WITHOUT ADJECTIVES

Nika Arhar
MISE EN SCENE IN SEARCH OF ITS CONTEMPORARY IDENTITY 139 

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MASKA
Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
vol. XXVIII, No. 155–156 (summer 2013)
ISSN 1318-0509

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Editor In-chief: Amelia Kraigher | Editor-in-chief assistant: Rok Vevar | Editorial Board: Pia Brezavšček, Katja Čičigoj, Zala Dobovšek, Ida Hiršenfelder, Janez Janša, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Simon Kardum, mag. Diana Koloini, mag. Andreja Kopač, dr. Bojana Kunst, dr. Aldo Milohnić, dr. Barbara Orel, Alja Predan, mag. Martina Ruhsam, Ana Schnabl, Miha Turšič | Contributing Editors: Nika Arhar, dr. Nenad Jelesijević, Nika Leskovšek | International Advisory Board: Thomas Irmer, Marija Karaklajić, Katarina Pejović, Marko Peljhan, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Ixiar Rozas, André Schallenberg

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Photo on the cover: Protestival, predaja knjig Srečka Kosovela Pravica poslancem, Ljubljana, 20. 12. 2012; photo: Bojan Stepančič.