What Is Philo-Performance? A roundtable

Authors

  • Flore Garcin Marrou Universities of Paris 3 and Strasbourg
  • Amalia Boyer Universidad del Rosario
  • Charlotte Hess
  • Maria Kakogianni Paris 8 University
  • Liza Kharoubi University of Avignon
  • Esa Kirkkopelto University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Camille Louis Paris 8 University
  • Marielle Pélisséro Paris Ouest – Nanterre University, University of Aix-Marseille
  • Mélanie Perrier Sorbonne
  • Nadia Vadori-Gauthier Corps collectif
  • Aline Wiame Labo LAPS

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2015.1117

Abstract

This article is an edited transcript of the roundtable entitled “What is Philo-Performance?” that took place in Paris on 28 June 2014, within the framework of the “Theatre, Performance, Philosophy International Conference: Crossings and Transfers in Anglo-American Thought”. The conference was organized by Julien Alliot, Flore Garcin-Marrou, Liza Kharoubi and Anna Street from the LAPS, a French research group on performance philosophy.

Author Biographies

Flore Garcin Marrou, Universities of Paris 3 and Strasbourg

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Flore Garcin-Marrou is an associate lecturer in Theatre Studies at the Universities of Paris 3 and Strasbourg. She holds a PhD in French Literature from the Sorbonne. Her dissertation is entitled Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari: Between Theatre and Philosophy. In 2010, she launched the Labo LAPS, a French research group in performance philosophy. She is a member of Performance Philosophy. She is one of the co-organizers of the TPP 2014 Conference.

Amalia Boyer, Universidad del Rosario

Amalia Boyer is a full-time professor at Bogotá’s Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. She is doing research with a group of women involved in theatrical dancing. Publications and research interests: French contemporary thought, aesthetics, Caribbean thought, feminist theory.

Charlotte Hess

Charlotte Hess is a tango dancer and a performer. She used to study both performing arts and philosophy at Paris 8 University. Over the last decade, she has been a member of a group of artists named “philo-performance”. Together they intend to stage thought.

Maria Kakogianni, Paris 8 University

Maria Kakogianni is an associate lecturer in Philosophy at Paris 8 University. Her dissertation is entitled Théorème de la “femme dans l’oikos”. Lectures expérimentales pour s’émanciper du récit de la victime (“The Theorem of Woman in Oikos. An Experimental Reading Going beyond Victimization Narrative”), supervised by Alain Badiou (2008).

Liza Kharoubi, University of Avignon

Liza Kharoubi is a lecturer in Contemporary British Theater at the University of Avignon. Her dissertation is entitled The Face of the Stage: The Other World of Harold Pinter and Emmanuel Levinas. She is a former participant in the Mellon School for Theatre and Performance Research at Harvard University as well as a member of VALE and the Labo LAPS. As the founder and an active member of the group Performance Philosophy France, she seeks to encourage the development of that new research field in that country. She is one of the co-organizers of the TPP 2014 Conference.

Esa Kirkkopelto, University of the Arts Helsinki

Esa Kirkkopelto is a philosopher, an artist-researcher, a performer and a former theatre director and playwright. Since 2007, he has been working at the Theatre Academy (University of Arts, Helsinki) as a Professor of Artistic Research. He defended his PhD in Philosophy in 2002 at the University of Strasbourg. He is the author of Le Théâtre de l´expérience. Contributions à la théorie de la scène. He is a core-convener of the Performance Philosophy Association.

Camille Louis, Paris 8 University

Camille Louis is a playwright and a PhD candidate at Paris 8 University, where she is also an associate lecturer. Her dissertation is entitled: La Recomposition du politique dans la décomposition des politiques (“Re-membering Politics While Dismembering Policies”). Working at the crossroads between philosophy and arts, she organizes performative talks in the framework of the various research groups she takes part in: Kom.post, the Laboratoire tournant and l’Archipel des devenirs.

Marielle Pélisséro, Paris Ouest – Nanterre University, University of Aix-Marseille

Marielle Pélisséro is a PhD candidate at Paris Ouest – Nanterre University and an associate lecturer in scenography at the University of Aix-Marseille. Her dissertation focuses on the emergence of performance in France since the 1960s, on the necessity of such a concept and of the ways it is used.

Mélanie Perrier, Sorbonne

Mélanie Perrier is a choreographer and a lecturer at the Department of Arts at the Sorbonne. She has worked with Barbara Formis as the co-founder and co-director of the Laboratoire du geste (‘The Gesture Research Group’) since its creation in 2005. It is a platform which promotes research, publication and creation in performing arts.

Nadia Vadori-Gauthier, Corps collectif

Nadia Vadori-Gauthier is a performer in the group “Corps collectif” (“Collective Body”). She holds a PhD in Decorative Arts from Paris 8 University. Her dissertation is entitled Du mouvant. Processus somatique de création individuelle et collective d’images et de formes vivantes (“On Animated Forms. The Somatic Process of Creating Individual and Collective Images and Live Forms”). She is also a coach in Body-Mind Centering and a practitioner of somatic experiencing.

Aline Wiame, Labo LAPS

Aline Wiame holds a PhD in philosophy from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her dissertation is entitled La Défiguration dans l’écriture théâtrale du vingtième siècle et ses implications philosophiques (“Dis-figuration in 20th-Century Drama and its Philosophical Implications”). In 2013-2014, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy of Penn State University, USA. She is a member of the Labo LAPS.

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10-04-2015

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Garcin Marrou, F., Boyer, A., Hess, C., Kakogianni, M., Kharoubi, L., Kirkkopelto, E., Louis, C., Pélisséro, M., Perrier, M., Vadori-Gauthier, N., & Wiame, A. (2015). What Is Philo-Performance? A roundtable. Performance Philosophy, 1(1), 148–160. https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2015.1117

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