On ‘A Piece for Two (Lovers)’ - an unrehearsed performance piece

Vesty, Robert and De la Fe, Antonio (2017) On ‘A Piece for Two (Lovers)’ - an unrehearsed performance piece. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 22 (1). pp. 166-171. ISSN 1356-9783

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This essay consists of three 15-minute audio files and a written essay. Audio files #1 and #2 are performance scores made by dance artists Antonio de la Fe and Robert Vesty for A Piece For Two (Lovers), a performance of which was realised on February 20, 2015 at Royal Holloway, University of London. # 3 is a conversation between de la Fe and Vesty recorded unrehearsed for this special issue of RiDE. Together, the essay draws attention to the way in which the performance piece theatricalised its inherent precariousness. De la Fe and Vesty have been in a romantic relationship since December 2012 and the piece draws on themes of volatility and strength. The essay then goes on to propose de la Fe’s notion of unrehearsed not just as a mode of making that can be seen as an ‘artrepreneurial’, (to use Jen Harvie’s term), disruption of conventional modes of making artistic work, but as way to simultaneously reclaim and denounce precarity by re-thinking unrehearsal as a vital choreographic process.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): choreography, precarity, unrehearsal
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 21244
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance on 02/01/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13569783.2016.1262252
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Depositing User: Robert Vesty
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 17:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21244

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