Reflecting on the phenomenon of artistic reception forces us, before anything else, to the ascertainment that it is reciprocally dependent of the phenomena of production and of programming and that all of them integrate a complex multinodal network, where a multiplicity of agents ensure mediation tasks necessary to its functioning.
A pluriperspective analysis of the cultural phenomena will allow us to understand the reception as an integrated social practice, strongly conditioned by other action fields and by the material existence conditions of the individuals. While phenomenon generator of specific sociabilities, it matters thinking the cultural reception in a systemic manner and accompany the audience’s experience through all the capillarities extended between production, programming and reception of the artistic products.
In the context of O Público Vai ao Teatro, an audience engagement project developed by teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, the Encounters on Reception Policies and Audience Engagement in the Context of Performative Arts were organized at the 29th and 30th of October 2018, at São Luiz Municipal Theatre, with the purpose of gathering different agents of the artistic sector, as well as of other disciplines, around the analysis of the relations between production, programming and reception in the scope of the performative arts, seeking to problematize the relations between these three poles and systematize engagement policies and strategies.
Organizing commission – Alfredo Martins, Anabela Almeida, Sara Duarte, Teresa Fradique
Discussant – Teresa Fradique
Consultants – Elisabete Paiva, Maria Vlachou, Sara Barriga Brighenti
Space conception – Andreia Salavessa
teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, São Luiz Municipal Theatre
Portuguese Republic – Culture, Portuguese Republic – Education, CRIA (Centre for Research in Anthropology)/NAVA (Visual Anthropology and Arts Laboratory), Lisbon School of Education/ Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
Lisbon City Hall/Pólo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista
The publication resulting from the Encounters on Reception Policies Audience Engagement in the Context of the Performative Arts, which happened in October 2018, is an edition of teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser coordinated by Teresa Fradique. This publication, as the Encounters, gathers contributions of different artistic agents, as well as of other disciplines, around the analysis of the relations between production, programming and reception in the scope of the performative arts, seeking to problematize the nexuses between these three poles and systematize engagement policies and strategies.
The publication was presented simultaneously with the documentary Target Audience in September 2018, events integrated in the program of the commemoration of the São Luiz Municipal Theatre’s 125 years.
Organization – Alfredo Martins, Anabela Almeida, Sara Duarte
Editorial coordination – Teresa Fradique
Authors – Aldara Bizarro, Alfredo Martins, Ana Teresa Magalhães, Catarina Medina, Diana West and students of Lisbon School of Education (Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa), Elisabete Paiva, Isabel Branco, João Teixeira Lopes, Luís Sousa Ferreira, Mafalda Dâmaso, Maria Vlachou, Margarida Silva, Samuel Madeira, Sandra Madeira, Vera Santos and Viviane Almeida
Revision – Pedro Cerejo
Graphic Design – Sílvia Prudêncio
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Portuguese Republic – Culture / Fundo de Fomento Cultural
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