Justifying Theatre in Organizational Analysis: a Carnivalesque Alternative?

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Drawing upon recent developments in “post‐dramatic theatre”, this article inquires how the aesthetics and art of theatre has been justified and used in the organisational context and tries to re‐imagine possible relations between theatre and organisation. Referring to the simultaneously provocative and self‐reflective staging of Dostojevski’s “The Idiot” by the German director Castorf, we suggest to break up an all‐too‐easily established relationship between theatre and organisation and to demand that the “art” of theatre in organisations requires a performative demonstration that there is always an other way of organising. A carnivalesque relationship between theatre and organisation is conceived as a performative (and, hence, political) assemblage playing out hybridity, riskiness, and irony.
ZeitschriftConsumption Markets & Culture
Seiten (von - bis)101-109
Anzahl der Seiten9
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2006
Extern publiziertJa

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Special Issue: Oppression, Art and Aesthetics