The Concept of the New

Framing Production and Value in Contemporary Performing Arts

Livia Andrea Piazza

Verlag Barbara Budrich

The Concept of the New

Pub Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9783863887377

210 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

The Concept of the New

Framing Production and Value in Contemporary Performing Arts

Livia Andrea Piazza

Verlag Barbara Budrich

Which concepts of the new can be identified within contemporary performing arts? Livia Andrea Piazza addresses art production in neoliberal capitalism as well as its discourse. She builds a reconceptualization of the new outside the framework of innovation, in order to rethink the relationship between performance and politics at large. Combining theoretical research based on sociology, economics, art theory, and philosophy with a field study in the scene of European contemporary theater and dance, she offers a working definition of the new as a ground to envision the poetics and politics of the new as well as concrete actions to trigger change in the world of performing arts.

About the Author

Livia Andrea Piazza is a researcher at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.