Ben Spatz

about the author

Ben Spatz is Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre, and Performance at the University of Huddersfield. He is author of What a Body Can Do: Technique as Knowledge, Practice as Research (Routledge 2015) as well as numerous shorter works published in both scholarly and artistic journals. Ben holds a PhD in Theatre from the City University of New York and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Grotowski Institute in Poland from 2004–5. He has performed and presented works of experimental theatre and embodied research at venues throughout New York City, including Abrons Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Movement Research Festival, Cave Soak Festival, United Solo Festival, and the Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium. Ben’s theoretical work applies social epistemology and critical realism to the analysis of embodied practice in physical culture, performing arts, and everyday life, while his embodied research explores traditional Jewish songs through a new methodology of laboratory-based post-Grotowskian song-action.

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University of Huddersfield, UK


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Out from the Egg of Silence: For a Topology of Song
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: egg, epistemic things, Graham Harman, intensity, performance, song, theatre