Christel Stalpaert

about the author

Christel Stalpaert is Full Professor of Theatre, Performance, and Media Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) where she is director of the research centres S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media) and PEPPER (Philosophy, Ethology, Politics and Performance). Her main areas of research are the performing arts, dance, and new media at the meeting point with philosophy. She has contributed to many journals such as Performance Research, Text & Performance Quarterly, Contemporary Theatre Review, and Dance Research Journal and edited works such as Deleuze Revisited: Contemporary Performing Arts and the Ruin of Representation (2003), No Beauty for Me There Where Human Life is Rare: on Jan Lauwers’ Theatre Work with Needcompany (2007), and Bastard or Playmate? Adapting Theatre, Mutating Media and the Contemporary Performing Arts (2012). She is Editor in Chief of Documenta, Studies in Performing Arts and Film (Academia Press Ghent) and is currently finishing her book on Performing Violent Conflicts and Traumas: Towards an Embodied Poetics of Failure.

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University of Ghent, BE



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Dialogue I: On Performance or Untimely Fabulation
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: emergence, fabulation, in-act, performance, singularity, untimely