In this Independent Study, I explore the similarities, the differences, and the relationship between the compositional processes of solo and collaborative performance art. I pose and answer the following question: using the methods of La Pocha Nostra, how can the solo performance artist move into the collaborative process and as a result examine the similarities and differences in the compositional methods? I investigate the methods of solo artists Karen Finley and Annie Sprinkle and compare them to my own solo compositional process, and I also discuss the methodology of collaborative performance group La Pocha Nostra and how this group's process can be adapted by others. I go on to explore my experiences collaborating with the performance collective Problem Child Theatre. Using the compositional theory of Peter Elbow, I analyzed each of these processes, and ultimately concluded that solo performance is ideally an internal compositional process while collaborative performance is by necessity an external one.
Theatre and Dance
Wagner, Amanda Marie, "Process and Performance: a Study of Solo and Collaborative Performance and Their Compositional Methods" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 266.
performance, composition, process, solo, collaborative
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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