Against the background of personal, institutional and cultural trajectories, this book considers dance, opera, theatre and practice as research from a consciousness studies perspective. Highlights include a conversation with Barbara Sellers-Young on the nature of dance; an assessment of the work of International Opera Theater; a new perspective on liveness and livecasts; a reassessment, with Anita S. Hammer, of the concept of a universal language of the theatre; a discussion of two productions of new plays; the development of a new concept of theatre of the heart; a comparison of Western and Thai positions on the concept of beauty; and an examination of the role of conflict for theatre. The final chapter of the book is taken up by the author’s first novel, which launches the new genre of spiritual romance.
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Against the background of personal, institutional and cultural trajectories, this collection considers dance, opera, theatre and practice as research from a consciousness studies perspective.
Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe studied English and Philosophy at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. In 1994, he obtained his PhD from the University of London. From 1994 to 2007, he was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, and from 2007 to 2017 he was Professor of Drama at the Lincoln School of Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln, UK. He now works freelance. He has numerous publications on the topic of theatre and consciousness to his credit, and is the founding editor of the peer-reviewed web-journal Consciousness, Literature and the Arts and the book series of the same title.