Ensaios Contemporâneos             de Videodança


Edited by

Eduardo Bonito, Paulo Caldas, Leonel Brum and Regina Levy


Paperback, 352 pages

Aeroplano Editora

Brazil, 2012


ISBN: 978-85-7820-0831



Back to Futurism


Edited by RoseLee Goldberg, Forword by Irving Sandler


Paperback, 400 pages

Performa Publications

USA, 2011


ISBN-13: 978-0615450667


The book is a collection of essays by national and international artists and researchers engaged in establishing critical thinking on the history and aesthetics of videodance production.


Authors: Douglas Rosenberg (USA), Silvina Szperling, AlejandraCeriana, Susana Temperley (Argentina), Claudia Rosiny (Germany), Karen Pearlman (Australia), Airton Tomazzoni (Porto Alegre–Brazil), Alexandre Veras (Ceará–Brazil), Beatriz Cerbino and Leandro Mendonça, João Luiz Vieira, Leonel Brum, and Paulo Caldas (Rio de Janeiro–Brazil).


The book also features Carolina Natal (São Paulo–Brazil) and Cristiane Bouger (Curitiba–Brazil/New York–USA), selected by the curators Ivani Santana and Felipe Ribeiro through a national announcement calling for new essays.


The essay A discussão entre Marinetti e Ungari reimaginada por chameckilerner, by Cristiane Bouger, was published on pages 167–191.

Written and edited by Performa director RoseLee Goldberg, Performa 09: Back to Futurism is the definitive document of the unforgettable Performa 09 biennial. As the third volume to draw content and inspiration from the world-renowned Performa biennials, this beautiful 400-page book features creative documentation by the 150 artists who made Performa 09 so extraordinary—among them Guy Ben-Ner, Candice Breitz, Omer Fast, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers, Mike Kelley, Arto Lindsay, Wangechi Mutu, Christian Tomaszewski and Joanna Malinowska, and Yeondoo Jung (all of whom presented special Performa Commissions) and Keren Cytter, Tacita Dean, Alicia Framis, Loris Greaud, William Kentridge, and Joan Jonas (who brought US premieres to the biennial). Vibrant photos of each artist’s performance by renowned photographer Paula Court and texts contributed by a range of curators and critics provide accounts of every show, as well as an understanding of the importance of each work within the artist’s individual career and in relation to larger historical trends.


The piece on Auf den Tisch!, written by Cristiane Bouger, was published on "Chapter Nine – A Slap in the Face of Public Taste", pages 338-339.


Auf den Tisch! was an improvisation project curated by choreographer Meg Stuart. It was presented as part of Performa 09 at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.

Theatre and Performance Design –

A Reader in Scenography


Edited by Jane Collins and

Andrew Nisbet


Paperback/Hardcover, 404 pages

Routledge – Taylor & Francis Group

UK, 2010


IBSN: 978-0-415-43210-8

IBSN: 978-0-415-43209-2


A interatividade, o controle da cena e o público como agente compositor


Organized by Margie

(Margarida Gandara Rauen)


Paperback, 250 pages

Editora da Universidade Federal   da Bahia – EDUFBA

Brazil, 2009


IBSN: 978-85-232-0613-0

Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices.


Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design.


The volume is organized thematically in five sections:


Looking: the experience of seeing

Space and place

The designer: the scenographic

Bodies in space

Making meaning


This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognizes the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning.


Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia, and Herbert Blau.


Glow: An interview with Gideon Obarzanek, by Cristiane Bouger, was published in the Chapter “Bodies in Space”, pages 301–306.

The book A interatividade, o controle da cena e o público como agente compositor (Interactivity, scene control and the audience as a composition agent) was organized by the Brazilian Professor Margarida Gandara Rauen (Margie Rauen) and published by EDUFBA (The Bahia Federal University Press).


Authors: Ciane Fernandes and Wagner Lacerda, Cristiane Bouger, Henrique Saidel, Ismael Scheffler, Lígia Losada Tourinho, Luana Raiter and Pedro Diniz Bennaton, Margarida Gandara Rauen/Margie, Maria Beatriz de Medeiros, Stela Regina Fischer, and Manuela Afonso, with a Preface by Valmir Santos.


Por Favor, Toque – participantes-performers vivenciam a arquitetura na instalação de David Byrne, by Cristiane Bouger, was published on pages 33–50.


The book is available (in Portuguese) to free download.

The International Journal of Screendance

Vol 4 – Theory (into) Practice


Edited by Douglas Rosenberg and Claudia Kappenberg


The Ohio State University Libraries

187 pages

USA, 2014


ISSN: 2154-6878

Movement Research Performance Journal



Edited by Trajal Harrell, Leslie Satin, and Ursula Eagly


Movement Research

New York



The volume features articles and essays by Katy Pendlebury, Sophie Walon, Anna Heighway, Marc Boucher, Rosemary Candelario, Sherril Dodds & Colleen Hooper, Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt and Dianne Reid. There are also reviews by Kyra Norman, Priscilla Guy, and Cristiane Bouger, and an interview with Katrina MacPherson.


Together these writings are framed by persistent concerns for how artists and scholars understand the interplay between practice and theory. Co-editor Claudia Kappenberg writes that the “intent here is to suggest that the two words are end points on either side of a spectrum of interdisciplinary work for the screen, and that each is a point of attraction for the other.”

This is the last volume edited by IJSD’s founding editors Claudia Kappenberg and Doug Rosenberg, and also the first volume of IJSD to be published on the Open Journal System.


Conversation with Boxing Gloves Between Chamecki and Lerner, by Cristiane Bouger, was published on pages 170–176.

Started in 1990, the Performance Journal is a printed forum created by and for artists, fostering the evolution of written and graphic languages that contemplate current issues of dance and performance.  Published twice annually, the Performance Journal provides a unique forum for critical rigor and a multi-disciplinary readership. Writings are specifically linked to events, artists, trends, and ideas associated with the current and upcoming performance season in New York, as well as nationally and internationally. The Performance Journal has focused on artists' of-the-moment concerns, with past topics including gender, environments, identity, technology, activism, dance writing and, most recently, an exploration of how contemporary dance negotiates with the larger culture, via a magazine format. (Source: movementresearch.org)


Cristiane Bouger was a contributing editor and collaborating writer for Movement Research Performance Journal from 2006–2013.

The Live art Almanac – Vol 3


Edited by                                         Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright


The Live Art Development Agency/Oberon Books

Paperback, 340 pages

UK, 2013


IBSN: 978-1-84943-396-9




Edited by Daniele Avila



112  pages

Brazil, 2011

The Live Art Almanac – Volume 3 is a collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2010 and December 2011. Selected from an open call for submissions and produced with a network of international partners, Volume 3 reflects the dynamic, international contexts in which Live Art and radical performance-based practices are taking place and the many ways they are being written about.


Volume 3 features more traditional forms of writing such as newspaper reviews, journal articles, catalogue essays and lecture texts as well as new platforms for critical discourses like blogs, tweets and other emergent online media, to reflect the huge diversity of work and the seismic shifts that have happened in Live Art over the last few years, particularly the unprecedented institutional embrace of performance and the rise and rise of activist practices.


The publication is grouped into seven loosely themed sections: Performance and the Institution; The Presence of Performance in Pop Culture and New Media; Performance, Activism and Public Protest; Taste, Trash and Outrageousness; On Stage/Off Stage: Performance and the Theatrical; Festivals, Scenes and Strategies: From the Local to the Global; and obituaries, lectures and miscellaneous writings.


The Live Art Almanac Volume 3 is published by Live Art Development Agency and Oberon Books, and was developed in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 (New York, USA), Performance Space (Sydney, Australia), La Pocha Nostra (San Francisco, USA), and Maska (Ljubljana, Slovenia), with additional support from Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), ArteEast (New York/Middle East) and Ashkal Alwan (Beirut).



The reprint of Performance and the Reconstruction of the Ephemeral, by Cristiane Bouger, was published in the Chapter “Performance and the Institution”, pages 15–30.

The idanca.txt project was born as proposal of creating a space for reflection about the contemporary performing arts. The very idea of contemporary offers challenges for its conceptualization. Terms and nomenclature seem more and more fluid and the easiness in communication opens possibilities for sharing new approaches any time. Five issues will be released, bringing together authors from different regions and background in order to encompass the diversity of concepts and perspectives currently circulating.


Performance and the Reconstruction of the Ephemeral, by Cristiane Bouger, was published in idança.txt – Volume 3, pages 22–57.