Break Up Variations: An Annotated Score

Diana Damian Martin, Kristina Potts, Nisha Ramayya, Nikolas Wakefield, Eley Williams

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Break Up Variations as a project performs ideas about romantic break-ups as well as political and ecological ruptures. Each multi-scalar variation of the project articulates relation and defies equivalence through emphasising difference. The creativity of division emerges between each variation. Thinking ecologically, Break Up Variations asks questions about consensus, nonalignment, community-led conflict resolution, and dissolution as ways of building solidarity at times of crisis.

Break Up Variations: An Annotated Score documents and rethinks the performance of Break Up Variations by Generative Constraints Committee at the International Federation for Theatre Research in Belgrade 2018, itself a variation of a performance presented at ‘Dissolution or Division: Conscious Uncouplings and Collaborative Collapse’ in London 2017.

Break Up Variations: An Annotated Score, flags the importance of practice research standing separately from either research or practice. The break up makes an exit from fixed disciplinary subjectivities. The two columns are separate registers that continue on each page. The left is the score; the right is the annotation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-600
Number of pages10
JournalPerformance Philosophy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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