Interdisciplinarity in the Performing Arts: Contemporary Perspectives contributes to current discussion about the intrinsic interdisciplinary nature of the performing arts, while also identifying the potential which theatre, dance, and music have in creating bridges with other disciplines like neuroscience, social sciences, philosophy, pedagogy, and therapy. Coordinated by the School of Performing Arts if the University of Malta and featuring contributions from KU Leuven, Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Royal Holloway (London), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), and Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), this publication explores questions brought forward by approaches to performance that interweave theory and practice, through examples of methodologies, philosophies, interpretations, and applications of interdisciplinarity today.
Edited by Stefan Aquilina and Malaika Sarco-Thomas, Interdisciplinarity in the Performing Arts: Contemporary Perspectives is of interest to scholars, practitioners, and students engaged in advancing practice and knowledge beyond the safety of segregated and well-trodden academic pathways.
Stefan Aquilina is Director of Research and Internationalisation of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta, and Lecturer in Theatre Studies.
Malaika Sarco-Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Malta, and a founding member of Contact Improvisation Malta.