Theatre Research International Special Issue, 'Sounding Corporeality

Aoife McGrath, Marcus Cheng Chye Tan, Prarthana Purkayastha, Tereza Havelková

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This special issue emerges from a persistent set of questions often asked in both music and dance studies since a ‘sonic turn’ across a range of disciplines in the humanities, including theatre studies, at the beginning of the twenty-first century.Footnote 1 What is the relationship between sound and body, corporeality and sonicity? How does sound interrelate and interact with the body and movement beyond the recognized effects of rhythm and affect? What are the frequencies through which bodies produce and receive sound, allowing for aesthetic and ethical practices of sounding, listening and hearing to emerge? What does a body–sound relationship mean and to whom, where and when – to different constituencies of people, to different cultural spaces and to different temporal locations? ‘Sounding Corporeality’ acknowledges and examines the intimate interactions, intersections and interventions of the aesthetic, the social and the political, to explore how corporeality sounds and how sonicity moves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-260
Number of pages154
JournalTheatre Research International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Dance
  • Sound
  • Corporeality
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration


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