I have contributed to a new book edited by Chloé Déchery, and will be participating at its launch event on Tuesday 7 March, 2023. Details on the book and event below.

Performing Collaboration in Solo Performance:
A Duet Without You and Practice as Research
Edited by Chloé Déchery

The book provides an investigation grounded in creative writing and practice-as-research methodology and explores the issues of authorship and collaborative labour in contemporary performance. This investigation is set in the context of a world more and more characterized by fragmentation, displacement and virtual communication and relationships. It addresses and playfully engages with the following questions: what is a collaborative body? Can a sole performer carry out a collaborative practice ? Can we stand in for others? What forms of “coming-together” might take place when distance remains between those who perform and those who spectate?

The book contains the full-length version of the score from A Duet Without You, an original performance piece created between 2013 and 2015 by Chloé Déchery in collaboration with a range of artistic collaborators working inter- and cross-disciplinary, including Karen Christopher, Pedro Iñes, Simone Kenyon, Marty Langthorne, Tom Parkinson, Michael Pinchbeck and Deborah Pearson.

Alongside the playtext, the book entails a collection of essays written by independent writers, artists and academics and dedicated to the politics of collaboration, ranging from performative responses and co-authored articles to in-depth theoretical essays.

More information on the book here.

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Performance Research Forum presents Chloé Déchery

Tuesday 7th March, 6.30-8pm
Goldsmiths, University of London

A round-table talk hosted by Clare Finburgh Delijani, with Mary Paterson, Diana Damien Martin, Karen Christopher and Chloé Déchery.

Big capacity, no need to book in advance.

More information on the event here.