12:30 – 13:30
Publication Platforms Panel
(Panel Discussion – 60 min)
14:30 – 16:00
Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award
Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body
It is only in the past few years that costume has gained more consistent critical attention, and Donatella Barbieri’s Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body in Performance, with contributions by Melissa Trimingham, is an outstanding example of it. It is an excellently researched book, rich with visual materials, that highlights the potential and agency of costume as a “dialogic element of performance with its own, often complex and constructed meanings” (167). Barbieri’s narrative is complex, yet accessible, meticulously researched in archives, weaving together analyses of historical costumes with case studies of contemporary use of costume in performance to reveal the significance of costume and costumed body in performance making and beyond. It is a challenging, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted book that crucially contributes to our understanding of performance design/scenography.
Join Donatella Barbieri as she discusses her work, practice, and winning publication followed by a book signing. Please purchase your copies in advance in the PQ Bookshop located on the mezzanine in the Central Hall.
14 06 2019 12:30—16:00
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