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Locating sensory labyrinth theatre within immersive theatres history

Howson-Griffiths, TR (2019) Locating sensory labyrinth theatre within immersive theatres history. Studies in Theatre and Performance. ISSN 1468-2761

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Immersive theatres have emerged since the turn of the millennium as a popular form of performance. Intricate and elaborate, they interweave playfulness into the relationship between performer, audience, and performance space. Discussion of immersive theatres has largely focussed on a selection of urban theatre companies who have acquired reputations as the forerunners in the field. On the periphery, other practitioners and companies have been developing immersive methodologies within theatre that are, as yet, largely undocumented within this scholarship. This paper contributes to the widening of this discussion by considering the work of Iwan Brioc and his sensory labyrinth theatre (s.l.t). It explores s.l.t within the context of North Wales, referencing its influences from Columbian theatre director Enrique Vargas’s work on the “poetics of the senses” (Teatro de los Sentidos n.d., n. pag.). In doing so, it expands the current conceptualisation of immersive theatres, and in broadening the work being examined within this field, focuses on the transformative potential of the work discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Theatre and Performance on 09/09/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14682761.2019.1663649
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Screen School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 11:22
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 09:20
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/14682761.2019.1663649
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10806
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