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Peril or possibility ? : the performance of risk in aerial circus art and acrobatic theatre
    Auteurs : Meyer, Amy [Auteur] ; Montez, Noe [Directeur de thèse]
    Éditeur : Tufts University
    Lieu de publication : Medford (MA)
    Date de publication : 2014
    Langue : Anglais
    Description : 151 p. ; 28 cm.
    Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 137-146. Glossaire
    Sujets:
    Acrobatie aérienne - Philosophie et théorie
    Arts du cirque - Prise de risque
    Risque - Aspect sociologique
    Histoire des arts du cirque
    Représentation du risque chez le spectateur



    Résumé:
    Acrobatic acts have attracted audiences for centuries. Despite a history of injury and death, performers remain driven to push physical boundaries and audiences remain eager to witness risky feats. This thesis introduces the concept of risk as a performative construct, and draws on reception theory to consider the
    use of physical risk in performance. It follows the development of aerialism in the circus from nineteenth-century England to twentieth-century America, and examines the ways in which a growing investment with risk management has shaped contemporary circus acts. It interrogates the perception of risk, and the
    limits of its appeal. It then explores how acrobatics have been used in the theatre as a mode of dramatic expression. Ultimately, it argues that physical risk-taking in performance holds the potential to deeply connect performers and spectators in a shared sensation of success, evoking a communal sense of possibility in the face of perceived limitation. [author summary]

    Dépouillement du document :
    1- Physical Risk in Performance: Theory and History
    One: Risk-Taking as a Performative Act
    Risk-Taking in the American Circus : the Development and Reception of Dangerous Aerial Performance

    2- Risk in Contemporary Circus Performance

    3- Physical Risk in the Theatre

    Collection / Fonds : BIbliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque
    Localisation : Bibliothèque
    Cote : 791.340 1 M6121p 2014

    Type de publication : Publication scientifique

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