2ª Conferencia Científica Internacional Teatralidad – Antiteatralidad: estudios transdisciplinares y escenológicos del teatro contemporáneo

  • Viora, A. (Speaker)
  • Prof. Carlos Dimeo Álvarez (Member of programme committee)
  • Prof Jorge Dubatti (Member of programme committee)

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The topic of the conference Theatricality – Antitheatricality: Transdisciplinary and Scenological Studies on Contemporary Theater leads us this year to the problem: The body of the spectator (Jean-Marie Pradier). The topic of the conference we want to explore serves a purpose of investigating different realities and thoughts of the spectator from various scenological and theatrical points of view. The orientation appears to be generally set from the perspective of the stage. But what has happened to the other parts of the spectacle – the zone which seems to be in the shadow subsumed in absolute silence? We refer to the body of the spectator or the subject that promptly fades into antipresence or even more – in the existence of antitheatricality. What relations and differences are established in the dynamics among the spectators living in convivio, in technovivio or between the two (Dubatti)? If this spectator, the body, is absent or, at least, cannot be perceptible, does the cultural model of representation make any sense?
The theater is in essence the representation in conviviality, at least in the history of our cultural tradition. But in this new culture that is coming, in this new era, will the framework of the representation and its observer be the game of realities that are envisaged for the theater? And vice versa, if the spectator wants to regain the ground lost in their field, because eventually they would want to enter a spectral zone where anonymity prevents them from behaving as that stage presence, what must they submit to in order to achieve this goal. Should they regain their physical status? Who is the spectator? Is the body? On maybe the one who is watching? Or merely an entity of meaning forged in the experience of modernity? Obviously, there are much more questions pertinent in such a context of inquiry, but here we will take only one more as an effect to leave the rest to the imagination, that is: Are we actually facing the end of the social and therefore the one who is watching is an entity that is no longer necessary?
Period16 Dec 202018 Dec 2020
Event typeConference
LocationBuenos Aires, ArgentinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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  • performance art
  • performance studies
  • Migration
  • transcultural
  • Practice-based Research
  • performing arts
  • participatory art