A Website about Artistic Performance
What is the relation between a work of performing art and a performance of that same work? What does the performer add to the work? Are performers artists in their own right even when performing works by others? What is the role of the audience? What distinguishes an actual performance from a recording or a video? I address these and related questions in my new book, but the purpose of this website is to urge others, whether or not they are performers themselves, to engage in conversation about performance. I encourage you to enter your comments and reactions to blog posts, email me with suggestions for future posts, and invite your friends to join the discussion.