Let us start with a landscape. Let us call this landscape a 'poetics', or even, an abandoned aesthetic scene awaiting the gathering and separation of imaginary forms. Here we will find that motionless round of stone slabs: the remains of a Greek theatre. Here, in this stilled site, we will breathe the air, taut, benumbed together, as if inhaling and exhaling an atmosphere, as if assembling and ordering the felt definitions of a lover, wondering after that clutch that was so much the touch of poetry. [...]

(Feb 2015) ‘Συνίστασθαι and performing skies: Towards an alternative Aristotelian poetics’, Performance Research, Vol. 20(1), Special Issue ‘On Poetics and Performance’, Routledge/Taylor and Francis: 48-55

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Citation: Penny Newell (2015) and Performing Skies, Performance Research, 20:1, 48-55, DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2015.991597

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2015.991597

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