Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
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Temporalities: Performance of time or Performance in time?


BA 03/04/05/09/10/11/12
MA ATW 1, 3, 4, 5
CuP 01/02/05/09

How is contemporary performance exploring and performing time? In this seminar various philosophical and theoretical reflections on time will be analyzed together with dramaturgical and artistic approached to time in the contemporary performance. Slowness, stillness, duration, dripping, impasse, repetition, acceleration, speed, are some of the notions which will be discussed in the seminar together with the examples from contemporary performance and philosophy. We will explore how contemporary performance with its dynamic of time responds to the broader cultural, political and social issues of today.