Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca (Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey, UK), Will Daddario (Independent Researcher, Asheville, NC, USA) and Alice Lagaay (Professor of Cultural Philosophy and Aesthetics, Design Department, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Performance Philosophy is an emerging interdisciplinary field of thought, creative practice and scholarship. The Performance Philosophy book series comprises monographs and essay collections addressing the relationship between performance and philosophy within a broad range of philosophical traditions and performance practices operating across multiple art forms and everyday life, including: dance, choreography, movement and somatic practices; music, sound and silence; drama and theatre; performance art; sport; meditation and spiritual practices. It also includes studies of the performative aspects of life and, indeed, philosophy itself. As such, the series addresses the philosophy of performance as well as performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance.
Books in the series both contribute to and critique the philosophy of music, dance, theatre and performance – raising important questions about the hierarchy of the relationship between philosophy and the arts; and advancing debates on philosophical method by examining performance as both object and medium of philosophical enquiry.
Comprising texts written by philosophers, researchers from multiple disciplines, and international arts practitioners, the series offers both academic and non-academic audiences the opportunity to engage with questions of how performance thinks and how thought is performed, from the ancient to the contemporary. The series supports diversely situated authors consider ideas and practices coming from various geographical and cultural contexts, particularly in solidarity with wider projects to address the Eurocentrism of Philosophy and the decolonization of knowledge-practices more generally.