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Current Issue: Balancing Acts

Current Issue: Balancing Acts

Access the most recent issue of Platform: this is volume 15 issue 1. The topic of this issue is 'Balancing Acts.'

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Front Matter





Taking a Knee by Tom Hastings (The Place, London)

Staging a Queer Relationality: Destabilising Ballet in Brendan Fernandes’ The Master and Form by Dylan Sherman (Stanford University)

Spasms over balance: Posthuman perspectives, antinormative becomings, and the sticky runway of vogue femme by Christina Tente (University of Gothenburg)

What happened in What Happened A Five Act Play: Gertrude Stein’s Collaged Narrative by Rebekka Jolley (Liverpool Hope University)


Notes from the Field

Effortless Power on the Edge: A choreopolitical proposal to negotiate the gravity by Maryam Bagheri Nesami (University of Auckland)

Performance Art: Journeying Through Public Spaces in the City of Singapore by Adrian Tan (Nanyang Technological Univeristy)


Creative Contributions

July, Supporting by Debbie Green (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and Clare Park (Independent)

Seeing Beyond the Visible: A Choreography of Breath and Touch: A Reflection on the making of Thermal Duets by Angela Woodhouse (Middlesex University) and Caroline Broadhead (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London)

Natalie Inside Out by Natalie Reckert and Mark Morreau (Independent)

A Sense of Balance: Moving In between the Vertical and Horizontal Plane by Carolien Hermans (University of Leiden)


Performance Responses (Edited by Gwyneth Donlon (Royal Holloway, University of London))

Grace, not Gravity: Fall pieces.  Created by Bas Jan Ader  | Lilly Markaki (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Landscape with Fall of Artist.  Created by Amy Sharrocks  | Amy Sharrocks (Independent)

Crave by Sarah Kane. Directed by Tinuke Craig | Kit Narey (University of Sussex) and Alex Watson (Royal Holloway, University of London)


Book Reviews (Edited by Lianna Mark (Durham University))

Caught Falling by David Koteen and Nancy Stark Smith | Kate Holden (University College Cork)

Disabled Theatre edited by Sandra Umathum and Benjamin Wihstutz Smith | ‘Tunde Awosanmi (University of Ibadan)

Perpetual Motion by Harmony Bench | Rachael Davies (Coventry University)

An Introduction to Theatre, Performance and the Cognitive Sciences by John Lutterbie | Christina Regorosa (Central European University)


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