Avant-garde performance: live events and electronic by G. Berghaus

By G. Berghaus

The amount examines the functionality aesthetics of 4 significant artwork movements—Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism. After outlining the origins and common features of the historic avant-garde, this examine deals special insurance of key performances undertaken by way of artists, often outdoors the normal theatre atmosphere. G?nter Berghaus identifies paths and trajectories via a posh creative terrain, sometimes called “Art Performances,” and surveys tendencies and occasions that had a primary impact at the improvement of a contemporary theatre practice. 

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There are many things Godrano lacks: hotel, hospital, supermarket, cinema, theatre – there isn’t even a petrol station or a newsagent’s. If you want a newspaper you have to go and buy it at Villa Frati, which is a ten-minute drive away. Among the few facilities which Godrano does have are a bar, a church, a public telephone, two butchers, two grocers, oh yes, and a posta carabinieri (police station). Godrano lies in a valley called Busambra, overlooked by a mountain of the same name. Right in the middle of the mountain, there is a fissure, a precipice, into which the local mafia – which holds sway over the whole region – used to throw the bodies of the numerous workers and peasant leaders with whom they had disagreements.

He heard continuous rhythms, periodical sounds, aleatory noises – his mother’s heartbeat and his own, blood pulsing through his veins, gastric sounds, voices from outside. His first clear sensations were acoustic, sounds he had to organise, to orchestrate; that is why music is the most archaic of the arts, the most deeply rooted: it comes from the womb. Music helps us to 13 PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION organise the world but not to understand it; it is a prehuman art, created before our birth. The other arts follow on after, as other senses are revealed.

6 Part of this preface was written at that time, as was much of the book which follows – this should be borne in mind when reading, as the state of our world then was quite different to the world which we see now. , 1991. 16 PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION Postscript Actors and non-actors – we all are human, we all are artists, we all are actors! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a dance piece where in the first half the dancers danced, and in the second they showed the audience how to dance? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a musical where in the first half the actors sang, and in the second we all sang together?

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