Theatre and Consciousness

The study of Asian Theatre has formed a central part of SFPA’s research culture since 2005, and combined with the study of Theatre and Consciousness from 2007.

The area’s working group Theatre, Consciousness &Asian Performance meets regularly and welcomes invited speakers, in a Theatre, Dance Music and Consciousness strand, and a Pan-Asian Performance Theory strand. Speakers have included Harry Youtt (UCLA), Daniel Mroz (University of Ottawa), Mick Mangan (Loughborough University), Peter Malekin (University of Durham), Daniel Watt (Loughborough University), Ashley Thorpe (Royal Holloway University of London), George Mather (University of Lincoln), Daniele Cuneo (University of Cambridge) and Kate Genevieve (University of Sussex).

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts

LSFPA has welcomed international delegates to the bi-annual conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts in 2009, 2011 and 2013. The 2015 conference will be held at St Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, New York. LSFPA is also host to the associated online journal, Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, edited by Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe.

Selected Publications

Madhavan, Arya (2013) ‘Actor's imagination: Kutiyattam and Natyasastra’, in The Natyasastra and transcultural performance practice. (McFarland, North Carolina).

Madhavan, Arya (2012) ‘Eye-scape: aesthetics of "seeing" in kudiyattam’, in Asian Theatre Journal, 29 (2). pp. 550-570.

Madhavan, Arya (2010) Kudiyattam theatre and the actor's consciousness. (Rodopi ltd, Amsterdam and New York).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2013) ‘Fire and the development from unmanifest to manifest creation’, in Performance Research, 18 (1). pp. 136-138.

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2013) Theatre, opera and consciousness: history and current debates. (Rodopi, Amsterdam).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel and Nair, Sreenath and Proctor, Deborah Claire (2012) ‘Performance anxiety in actors: symptoms, explanations and an Indian approach to treatment’, in Canadian Journal of Practice-Based Research in Theatre, 4 (1). pp. 1-28.

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2012) ‘Spiritual aspects of operatic singing: Klaus Florian Vogt’, in Performance and Spirituality, 3 (1). pp. 71-94.

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2012) Consciousness, theatre, literature and the arts 2011. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2011) ‘Opera and spirituality’, in Performance and Spirituality, 2 (1). pp. 38-59.

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2010) Performing consciousness. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel and Watt, Daniel (2010) Ethical encounters: boundaries of theatre, performance and philosophy. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2010) Consciousness, theatre, literature and the arts 2009. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe,Daniel (2013) ‘Embodied consciousness, warm-up and cool-down’, in Embodied consciousness: performance technologies. (Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills).

Meyer-Dinkgräfe,Daniel (2009) ‘Dramatic modernism in the context of consciousness studies’, in Origins of English dramatic modernism 1870-1914. (Academica Press, Palo Alto).

Nair, Sreenath (2013) (ed.) Studies in South Asian Film & Media, 4 (2) (Indian Theatre special issue: The Body). Guest Editor.

Nair, Sreenath (2013) ‘Rasa theory and neural mechanism’. New Zealand Online Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1 (2). pp. 1-27.

Nair, Sreenath (2013) The Natyasastra & Indian performance studies. (McFarland, North Carolina, USA).

Nair, Sreenath (2013) Trance-formations: intercorporeality in performance studies. (Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle).

Nair, Sreenath and Madhavan, Arya (2013) ‘The kinetic body: foot, memory and dispositions of the body in performance’ in Nine ways of seeing a body. (Triarchy Press, Devon).

Nair, Sreenath (2013) Synesthetics: ‘Rasa and neural mechanism’ in Natyasastra: aesthetics, epistemology & performance practice. (McFarland, North Carolina, USA).