New Book - ENACTING LECOQ: MOVEMENT IN THEATRE, COGNITION, AND LIFE
17 March, 2019 by Maiya Murphy | 0 comments
Publication of new book - ENACTING LECOQ: MOVEMENT IN THEATRE, COGNITION, AND LIFE (Palgrave Macmillan 2019)
Maiya Murphy is pleased to announce the publication of:
Enacting Lecoq: Movement in Theatre, Cognition and Life in the Palgrave Macmillan Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance series.
This book examines the theatrical movement-based pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq (1921-1999) through the lens of the cognitive scientific paradigm of enaction. The conversation between these two both uncovers more of the possible cognitive processes at work in Lecoq pedagogy and proposes how Lecoq’s own practical and philosophical approach could have something to offer the development of the enactive paradigm. Understanding Lecoq pedagogy through enaction can shed new light on the ways that movement, key to Lecoq’s own articulation of his pedagogy, might cognitively constitute the development of Lecoq’s ultimate creative figure – the actor-creator. Through an enactive lens, the actor-creator can be understood as not only a creative figure, but also the manifestation of a fundamentally new mode of cognitive selfhood. This book engages with Lecoq pedagogy’s significant practices and principles including the relationship between the instructor and student, identifications, mime, play, mask work, language, improvisation, and movement analysis.
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