Allows thinking through and with the body
Brings feeling into the archive
Move from potential to represented
Indexes here and there, now and then
For Diana Taylor, performance is defined as ‘simultaneously connoting a process, a praxis, an episteme, a mode of transmission, an accomplishment, and a means of intervening in the
world’ (1997: 15).
Jill Dolan’s discussion of utopia in performance:
‘The politics lie in the desire to feel the potential of elsewhere. The politics lie in our willingness to attend or to create performance at all, to come together in real places – whether theaters or dance clubs – to explore in imaginary spaces the potential of the “not
yet” and the “not here”’ (Dolan, 2005: 20).
Dolan, Jill. (2005), Utopia in performance: Finding hope at the theatre, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Taylor, D. (1997), The Archive and the repertoire: Performing cultural memory in the Americas. Durham: Duke University Press.