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Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project

  • Christina┬áPapagiannouli

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Introduction

Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project examines the use of Internet platforms as theatrical, rehearsal and performance spaces and explores the interactive and political potentials of online theatre, questioning the boundaries of these in-between spaces and the spatial experiences they cause. In a political cyberformance, the role of the director is to promote real-time discussion between the audience and the performers via a chat box and assist the active participation of spectators in the performance. In particular, I look at forms of cyber-adaptation, cyber-ethnotheatre and cyber-collaboration as directing methodologies for producing dialectical forms of political cyberformances, with reference to the productions of Cyberian Chalk Circle (2011), Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear (2012) and Etheatre Project and Collaborators (2014), respectively.

Keywords

Internet cyberformance engagement participation performance social turn interactivity intermediality cyberstage cyber-street theatre cyber turn dialectics dialogism performative stage theatre

Authors and affiliations

  • Christina┬áPapagiannouli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South WalesUK

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