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Performance

  1. 1. Performance
  2. 2. “A ‘performance’ may be defined as all the activity of a given participant on a given occasion which serves to influence in any way any of the other participants.” – Goffman
  3. 3. “A ‘performance’ may be defined as all the activity of a given participant on a given occasion which serves to influence in any way any of the other participants.” – Goffman • What activity? • What occasion? • Who are the participants?
  4. 4. “Concert” Makes music the center of attention. Since 1840 used to describe public and non- theatrical events. Silent audience became norm in the mid- 19th century. Since mid-twentieth century, extended to presentations of jazz, rock and popular music (as well as European classical). (Grove Dictionary of Music)
  5. 5. Audience and genre Setting? Enter? When? Sit? Where? How? Talk? Move? Dance? Clap when? Performer-audience interaction?
  6. 6. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Erving Goffman “Everyone is always and everywhere, more or less consciously, playing a role…It is in these roles that we know each other; it is in these roles that we know ourselves.” – Robert Park
  7. 7. “Front” “…that part of the individual’s performance which regularly functions in a general and fixed fashion to define the situation for those who observe the performance. Front…is the expressive equipment of a standard kind intentionally or unwittingly employed by the individual during his performance.” – Goffman
  8. 8. “Front” Setting: furniture, environment, etc. Personal front: clothing, gender, age, race, speech patterns, facial expressions, bodily gestures Appearance: “stimuli which function at the time to tell us of the performer’s social statuses” Manner: “stimuli which function at the time to warn us of the interaction role the performer will expect to play in the oncoming situation”
  9. 9. “All the world is not, of course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn’t are not easy to specify.” – Goffman
  10. 10. “All the world is not, of course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn’t are not easy to specify.” – Goffman

Editor's Notes

  • http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6355028 Youtube.com http://ubu.artmob.ca/video/Burden-Chris_Documentation-of-Selected-Works_1971-74.avi
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