Philosophical-anthropological analysis of performance in the history of European civilization

Author(s):  N.V. Baranichenko, Belgorod State Institute of Arts and Culture, Belgorod, Russia

Issue:  Volume 45, № 1

Rubric:  Thesis

Annotation:  The article reconstructed the philosophical and anthropological meanings of performance in European culture, based on the immanent contradiction between the event and the game. It is noted that performance is born as a game associated with imitation and mimicry. The ancient Greek theater arises on the basis of ritual games and creates the basis of performance - the connection of the game and the event. The excessive vitality of the game, combined with the transforming property of the event, determined the boundary position of the actors among medieval communities. In the modern era, the performance is immersed in the socio-political and socio-economic coordinate system, and in the current state, the performance can be characterized by referring to oneself.

Keywords:  game, performance, european culture, theater, actor.

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