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Work and Collaboration process within Contemporary Performing Arts - join double edition by Amfiteater and Maska


Work and Collaboration process within Contemporary Performing Arts
- joint double edition by Amfiteater and Maska

It is our pleasure to introduce this joint edition created by two Slovenian journals – Maska, the Slovenian performing arts journal (first founded already in 1920) and the first Slovenian scholarly journal on theatre and performing arts Amfiteater (founded in 2008) – presenting the research topic Work and Collaboration Processes within Contemporary Performing Arts.

The edition arose from a call for papers put out two years ago by the journal Amfiteater which invited authors to reflect on the various forms of artistic collaboration in relationship to the wider social, cultural and political spaces. The selection of papers from those submitted to the editorial board has thus turned into an entire edition created in connection with the journal Maska. The editorial boards of the two journals recognized a unique opportunity to jointly prepare an attractive edition while enabling both an expansion of their target reader groups in Slovenia and abroad. Both journals namely strive to establish forums for the exchange of ideas, authorial viewpoints and perspectives at an international level. Already in the first year of its existence, Amfiteater prepared an edition in collaboration with the Historiography Working Group, which works in the scope of the International Federation for Theatre Research. For Maska, however, this joint edition continues its tradition of collaborative publications such as those prepared together with the International City of Women Festival, Tanzquartier dance platform in Vienna and with the TEAM (Transdisciplinary European Art Magazines) Network as well as those created with other periodicals such as Ekran, Formart, Frakcija (FAMA) and Performance Research.

We are pleased that the collaboration, considered and planned by both our editorial boards from the very founding of Amfiteater two years ago, has been realized precisely in the form of reflection on Work and Collaboration Processes within Contemporary Performing Arts. Our wish is that these reflections might lead to further fruitful connections between artists and researchers of the Slovenian and international theatre communities.


For the editorial boards of Amfiteater and Maska,

Barbara Orel and Bojana Kunst