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

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Vesty, R. and de la Fe, A. 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2016.1262252
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TitleOn ‘A Piece for Two (Lovers)’ - an unrehearsed performance piece
AuthorsVesty, R. and de la Fe, A.
Abstract

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.

Keywordschoreography, precarity, unrehearsal
Research GroupTheatre Arts group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
ISSN1356-9783
Publication dates
Online16 Mar 2017
Print02 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Feb 2017
Accepted04 Dec 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2016.1262252
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