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Emergency INDEX: An Annual Document of  Performance Practice, Vol. 1
Emergency INDEX: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 1

edited by Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary

Nonfiction/Performance | $40 $35

Every year, Emergency INDEX invites authors to document performances they made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, their genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals a breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work as it actually exists today. For readers, INDEX offers a cutting edge view of performance as it is used in dance, theater, music, visual art, political activism, scientific research, poetry, advertising, terrorism, and other disciplines. For artists, INDEX provides an opportunity to document the most important aspects of new work, without the need for spin or salesmanship. For anyone interested in contemporary performance, INDEX is required reading. INDEX 2011 includes 249 performances and a comprehensive index of key terms used to describe them. [INDEX 2011 Editors: Yelena Gluzman, Matvei Yankelevich; Associate Editors: Abraham Adams, Sophia Cleary]

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About the Author

For a list of contributors and more information, see the Emergency Index website here.

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About the Editor

Yelena Gluzman

Yelena Gluzman is a founding member of Ugly Duckling Presse where she is the editor of the Paperless Book Department, curates the Emergency Playscript series, and co-edits Emergency INDEX. Initially studying and working in neuroscience, Yelena began making theater works in 1997 as a continuation of her interest in the mechanisms underlying human behavior. Since 1999, under the initiative called Science Project, Yelena conducts research, makes theater works, performance art works, and site-specific social experiments. In New York, she has shown her works at The Performing Garage, Theater for a New City, the Old American Can Factory, The Collapsable Hole, the Prelude Festival, etc. 

Sophia Cleary

Sophia Cleary is a performer and choreographer. She curates the Rehearsal series. She co-edits Emergency INDEX.