Noting the self: From embodying Buddhist vipassaná meditation to meditation-based performance
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education and Arts
Associate Professor Maggi Phillips
Dr Renee Newman-Storen
Dr Frances Barbe
My practitioner’s interest in Buddhism allows me to see the possibilities of examining what performance might be in relation to or towards the Buddhist meditational concept of nonself by unpacking issues related to a performer’s body and mind relationship, performance and experience, mindfulness and sense of self. This practice-led research explores how staging vipassaná meditation in the making of performance, and as performance itself, can be perceived as a form of experiential performance which questions the spectator/ performer relationship. The processes involved also act as a mode of identity-analysis in mind and body through mindfulness practice. Noting the self reveals that the crucial characteristic in a performer’s mode of being in this form of performance involves an internal distancing of the observer from the observed self.
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Kittikong, T. (2014). Noting the self: From embodying Buddhist vipassaná meditation to meditation-based performance. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1564
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