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Demechanization and serious fun

Authored by: Birgit Fritz , Roberto Mazzini

The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138291027
eBook ISBN: 9781315265704
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Games and exercises are among the main elements of the arsenal of TO. The games and exercises are designed to activate the senses, engage the expressivity of the body, research bodily mechanization, and reflect about oneself and about bodies in context. Here we invite three experienced practitioners to discuss, from their concrete practice, the importance of games and exercises in relation with TO poetics, ethics, and aesthetics.

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