Where’s the Passion? Or, Feelings are Facts, and Forms

Alifuoco, Annalaura (2020) Where’s the Passion? Or, Feelings are Facts, and Forms. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 25 (3). pp. 335-350. ISSN 1356-9783

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Within the framework of performance, affects have largely been
invoked to explain embodied visceral responses to texts. What I propose here is to introduce the dimension of affect as a matter of form. More precisely, to say that affects have forms is to say that affects inhere in forms (Brinkema 2014). In other words, it is not (only) that performance practices, strategies, and aesthetics induce affects, but rather, that these very matters are the formal compositions of affects.
To demonstrate this claim, I will explore how performance structures incorporate the structures of affects. In particular, I will introduce a close reading of Yvonne
Rainer’s iconic work Trio A (1966) as a manifestation of the mechanisms of shame (Sedgwick 2003). Paradoxically, this applied affective structure gives form to a movement of mutual regard that can be reoriented 'towards an aesthetics of care' (Thompson 2015).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance on 6th August 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13569783.2020.1770065.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Drama,Dance and Performance Studies (up to 30th April 2018)
Depositing User: Annalaura Alifuoco
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 13:16
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 13:16
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3124

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