Ebook: Drawing and Performance: Creating Scenography

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Ethnomusicology – Center for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md

Following the online international conference Drawing and Performance: Creating Scenographyorganised by the Institute of Ethnomusicology – Center for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md), we are calling all who wish to submit their papers for the upcoming peer-reviewed Ebook

It is our aim to gather such diversity of format and content as presented at the conference and include further reflection which might be developed in the field of drawing and performance, drawing as performance and drawing for scenography. The forthcoming e-volume invites different formats as described below.

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SUBJECT

Scenographers use drawing as an expressive and communication tool in rehearsal and in performance. They use it as a record of a thinking process and an instrument for reflection. Drawing allows discussion, experiment and error and serves as a register of the creative process for all involved.

This e-publication aims at reflecting upon the artistic and pragmatic relationship scenographers, directors and choreographers have with drawing as a device for creating the space and time of performance, figure and costume in movement, and as mediator between the bodies of performers on stage and the drawer’s page. 

We welcome developed submissions on any of the following subjects:

– creative processes of scenography in theatre, dance and music;

– use of design drawings for set, costume and props;

– drawing for scenography;

– drawing as scenography;

– drawing as performance;

– drawing and body in motion;

– performer’s gesture versus drawer’s gesture;

– definitions of sceno-graphy and of the sceno-graphic;

– drawing as a collective collaborative method of scenographic creation;

– drawing as a communication instrument of scenographic creation;

– drawing in response to performance;

– incidents and absences in drawing;

– shared drawings;

– questions of drawing in pedagogy of scenography;

– digital and mediated drawing in theatre, dance and music.

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FORMATS

Papers can be developed into either a essay of 3000-4000 words or a visual essay, taking advantage of drawing research and practice. 

Please note that visual essays should be accompanied by a shorter written reflection of up to 2000 words which can contextualise them within the scope of the volume’s subject. Both formats will be subject to double peer-review.

Essay guidelines:

  • Up to 3000-4000 words including abstract, notes and bibliography;
  • Style guide: Chicago Manual of Style Online;
  • Photos and images (max.6) should not exceed a total of 5Mb and you must be sure you can secure their copyright for publication. 

Visual essay guidelines:

– Up to 1500-2000 words including abstract, notes and bibliography;

  • Style guide: Chicago Manual of Style Online;
  • Photos and images should (máx. 15) not exceed a total of 20Mb and you must be sure you can secure their copyright for publication;
  • Videos can be added to the essay submission but should not exceed 3 to 5mn in duration. 

SUBMISSION

Any queries and submissions should be sent to: drawingandperformance@gmail.com

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CALENDAR:

  • Call for Papers: 26th January 2020;
  • Final Submission: 30th June 2021
  • Peer Review results: 15th August 2021
  • Publication: January 2022

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EDITORIAL TEAM

Kate Burnett | Curator, theatre designer and educator | Director, Society of British Theatre Designers 

 

Sofia Pantouvaki | Scenographer, PhD | Professor of Costume Design | Costume in Focus research group leader Aalto University; Helsinki, Finland | Editor, Studies in Costume and Performance 

 

Filipa Malva | Scenographer | Senior researcher at INET-md, Dance Research Group, FMH-UL | Post Doc fellow for FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal

 

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Publication supported by

INET-md, FMH, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Fundation for Science and Technology – FCT, Portugal