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Tracing/training rebellion - object work in Meyerhold's biomechanics

Pitches, JD (2007) Tracing/training rebellion - object work in Meyerhold's biomechanics. Performance Research, 12 (4). pp. 97-103. ISSN 1352-8165

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Lying in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts in Moscow (RGALI) is a nine-page document entitled Programme of Biomechanics, Meyerhold Workshop (1922). Though modest in size, it is an unashamedly ambitious programme, which sought to redefine acting in a post-revolutionary context and to place performer training in Russia on a par with science. ‘The task of the biomechanical laboratory is to work out through experimentation a biomechanical system of acting and of actor’s training’ (Hoover 1974: 314), the document claims, setting out a dedicated model of Practice as Research, seventy years before the term became common place in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2007 Taylor & Francis Ltd. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Performance Research. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self archiving policy. Embargoed according to the publisher's requirements.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (Leeds) > Performance and Cultural Industries (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Administrator York
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2008 17:58
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 12:15
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528160701822692
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/13528160701822692
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3731

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