Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island by Stephen Bottoms,Matthew Goulish

By Stephen Bottoms,Matthew Goulish

Goat Island are one of many world’s top modern functionality ensembles. Their intimate, low-tech, intensely actual performances symbolize a special hybrid of concepts and methods drawn from stay artwork, experimental theatre and postmodern dance. Small Acts of fix: functionality, Ecology and Goat Island, is the 1st ebook to rfile and critique the company’s performances, tactics, politics, aesthetics, and philosophies. It displays at the company’s paintings during the serious lens of ecology – an rising and pressing crisis in functionality experiences and elsewhere.

This university textual content combines and juxtaposes writing by way of corporation participants and humanities commentators, to seem intimately at Goat Island’s distinct collaborative strategies and the reception in their paintings in functionality. The ebook incorporates a element of useful workshop workouts and recommendations on educating drawn from the company’s large adventure, delivering a useful school room resource.

By documenting the artistic procedures of this amazing corporation, this publication will make a tremendous contribution to the severe debates surrounding modern functionality practices. In so doing, it will pay compelling tribute to devoted art-making, creativity, collaboration, and the character of the possible.

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