Repetition in Performance

Returns and Invisible Forces

  • Eirini Kartsaki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-169

About this book


This book explores repetition in contemporary performance and spectatorship. It offers an impassioned account of the ways in which speech, movement and structures repeat in performances by Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Lone Twin Theatre, Haranczak/Navarre and Marco Berrettini. It addresses repetition in relation to processes of desire and draws attention to the forces that repetition captures and makes visible. What is it in performances of repetition that persuades us to return to them again and again? How might we unpack their complexities and come to terms with their demands upon us? While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.


contemporary performance spectatorship movement choreography Pina Bausch Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Lone Twin Theatre Marco Berrettini

Authors and affiliations

  • Eirini Kartsaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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