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The Ride: Equine Influence and Inter-species Performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Filewod, Alan Sider, Kimber 2012-08-30T19:07:11Z 2012-08-30T19:07:11Z 2012-08 2012-08-17 2012-08-30
dc.description.abstract The question of animals and performance defines the crossroads of the academic fields of Critical Animals Studies and Performance Studies, giving rise to the proposition of inter-species performance. But are all performances that integrate animals into the production inter-species? Or are there different manners of collaboration? In 2008 and my horse, Katrina, and I rode across Canada. Though this event was not undertaken as a performance endeavour, the production that emerged can be understood as a uniquely collaborative human/equine performance – The Ride. The Ride presented a meeting through the middle of an inter-species partnership that was performance in its foundation of physical communication and learned cooperation between a human and a horse. The Ride was an event that “became” a performance due to its active, reciprocal human/equine exchange, and the experiential interaction of a host of audience/participators throughout the course of the journey. Through embracing the positive, expansive qualities of equine alterity, and recognizing both the human and equine perspectives at play within the event, The Ride presented a performance that was fundamentally inter-species. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject inter-species performance en_US
dc.subject animals in performance en_US
dc.subject The Ride en_US
dc.subject human/equine performance en_US
dc.subject critical animal studies en_US
dc.subject performance studies en_US
dc.subject theatre studies en_US
dc.subject chasing canada en_US
dc.subject canadian theatre en_US
dc.subject interspecies performance en_US
dc.title The Ride: Equine Influence and Inter-species Performance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Theatre Studies en_US Master of Arts en_US School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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