Disembodied performance : abstraction of representation in live theater

@inproceedings{Torpey2009DisembodiedP,
  title={Disembodied performance : abstraction of representation in live theater},
  author={Peter Alexander Torpey},
  year={2009}
}
Early in Tod Machover's opera Death and the Powers, the main character, Simon Powers, is subsumed into a technological environment of his own creation. The theatrical set comes alive in the form of robotic, visual, and sonic elements that allow the actor to extend his range and influence across the stage in unique and dynamic ways. The environment must compellingly assume the behavior and expression of the absent Simon. This thesis presents a new approach called Disembodied Performance that… CONTINUE READING

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