Performing Arts

The Knowing Body

The Artist as Storyteller in Contemporary Performance

Written by Louise Steinman
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Steinman's book really stands alone among performance art books. While there are many that document what particular artists are doing, this one offers a way in for a person who wants to perform (or know more about how performance artists work). Must reading for anyone interested in performance art, it will...

Action Theater

The Improvisation of Presence

Written by Ruth Zaporah
Price: $29.95
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Each chapter of this book presents a single day of the twenty-day training which Ruth Zaporah developed into Action Theater, her investigation into the life-reflecting process of improvisation. This book shows through exercises, stories, anecdotes, and metaphors how to focus attention on the body's awareness of the present moment, moving away...