December 17, 2012

"Reperformance" and Memory

Memory: Episode #6

Is the restaging of a ballet an act of remembrance? Is a performance, by definition, something with a beginning and an end that can't be recreated? Why are works of performance art worth preserving? Join Pannill Camp and Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal, both professors within the Performing Arts department at Washington University in St. Louis, as they discuss the concept of "reperformance."

image WikiMedia Commons: Antony Tudor in “Gala Performance”, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941. Audio Internet Archive: Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps, 1940.