experimentality - identity http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/category/tags/identity/0 en Workshop 2: Karen Juers-Munby, Events between script and freedom: improvising with text in contemporary experimental performance http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/blog/workshop-2-karen-juers-munby-events-between-script-and-freedom-improvising-text-contemporary-ex <P>Karen Juers-Munby<STRONG> </strong>(LICA, Lancaster University) in her presentation focused on the eventness of experimental (postdramatic) performances. She argued that the phenomenon of the event often arises precisely through the openly exhibited tension between script and performance. &nbsp;Juers-Munby<STRONG> </strong>explored some contemporary experimental performances that openly exhibit text in performance and in which text or script becomes an acknowledged ‘player’ in improvisation. Using the examples of ‘Forced Entertainment’ and Julia Barclay’s ‘Apocryphal Theatre’ she illuminated the issues of presence and identity in terms of presenting and dis/placing identity. Juers-Munby argued that this new aesthetic forms are not merely formal innovations but can also be seen as political aesthetics.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/blog/workshop-2-karen-juers-munby-events-between-script-and-freedom-improvising-text-contemporary-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality/blog/workshop-2-karen-juers-munby-events-between-script-and-freedom-improvising-text-contemporary-ex#comments art collaborative design identity politics spontaneous composition subjectivity workshop 2 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 16:06:04 +0000 Diana 167 at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/experimentality