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25th - 29th August 2008, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow
Capturing the Essence of Performance: the Challenges of Intangible Heritage
The SIBMAS 2008 conference programme will focus on how effectively a live activity such as performance can be documented using a variety of both traditional and more innovative methods.
Live performance is a subject area in which the process of creating a production is as of much if not of more interest to researchers than the end product itself. But how practicable is it to invade the artist's workshop or rehearsal process?
Performance is a subject area which focuses on a physical activity, not on a static artefact. Representing that activity with static objects alone provides a partial record but not a wholly satisfactory one. Using performance recordings, oral testimony and other techniques to reconstruct the experience of a performance are crucial to explaining past performance.
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21st May 2008