New publication ­ Collaboration in Performance Practice ­ Premises, Workings and Failures, Palgrave 2016 ­ special offer 30% discount

Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premise, Workings and Failures
Noyale Colin and Stefanie Sachsenmaier (Eds.)
Palgrave, 2016

Collaboration between artists has been practised for centuries yet over recent decades the act of collaborating has taken different meanings. This publication examines cultural, philosophical and political issues tied to specific instances of collaborative practice in the performing arts. Leading scholars and practitioners review historical developments of collaborative practice and reveal what it means to work together in creative contexts at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Key questions addressed include how artists are developing new ways of working together in response to contemporary economic trends, the significance of collaborating across culture and what opportunities are apparent when co-working between genres and disciplines. Noyale Colin and Stefanie Sachsenmaier present these perspectives in three thematic sections that interrogate the premises of collective intentions, the working strategies of current practitioners, as well as the role of failure and compromise in collaborative modes of creative work. This volume is an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners and those interested in contemporary artistic methods of working.

Special offer – 30% off valid until 30th April 2016

This price is available to individuals only. This offer is not available to our trade and library customers. Orders must be placed direct with Palgrave Macmillan.

To order your copy at this special price, visit and quote coupon code PM16THIRTY, or email your order to:

Further details:

With contributions from:

Caroline Bowditch, Independent Performance Artist and Choreographer, UK
David Bower, Signdance Collective International, UK
Carol Brown, University of Auckland, Australia
Emilyn Claid, Roehampton University, UK
Noyale Colin, University of Winchester, UK
Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, University of Surrey, UK
Pedro de Senna, Middlesex University, UK
Ewan Forster, University of Roehampton, UK
Christopher Heighes, University of Roehampton, UK
Tim Jeeves, Lancaster University, UK
Alexandra Kolb, Middlesex University, UK
Erin Manning, Concordia University, Canada
Susan Melrose, Middlesex University, UK
Simon Murray, University of Glasgow, UK
Moana Nepia, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
Martina Ruhsam, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Stefanie Sachsenmaier, Middlesex University, UK
Kris Salata, Florida State University, USA