Performance is a Good Breakfast: Metaphorical Plays on the Meanings of Performance

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Christopher N. Poulos, Associate Professor & Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Performance is a good, hearty breakfast. I'm tempted to say it's a breakfast burrito. I'm sorely tempted to say it's a breakfast burrito with hurricanado sauce, stuffed with eggs instead of pork, wolfed down after a dissolute night of steamy, promiscuous sex — but ... it's already been done. I'm tempted to say it's something I swallowed quickly, like a pill, maybe like that funny little pill the doctor gave me last week, I suspect just to keep me quiet. I'm tempted to say that, in its essence, performance is that first moment of consciousness that opens up my day—a day in which I am free, free, free—free to be, free to do, free to dissolve, to collide, to blow hard wind (or at least hot air), to pretend, to love, and even just to play... I am tempted to call it my lover...

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International Review of Qualitative Research, 3:2, 209-216.
Language: English
Date: 2010
performance, participate, observe, dimensions

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