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Tancredi Gusman


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What is your education and/or training? 
I am a researcher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Art and Design. Here I work, among other things, at the project "Flüchtiges Sammeln" (Collecting the Ephemeral) led by Rachel Mader and Wolfgang Brückle. Between 2017 and 2019 I was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute of Theatre Studies, Freie Universität Berlin and Principal Investigator of the EU Horizon 2020-funded project "Between Evidence and Representation: History of Performance Art Documentation from 1970 to 1977". My research focuses on the history of performance practices, addressing in particular performance art and documentation, theatre and criticism, and art and theatre theories. In 2016 I completed a Post-doctorate at the University of Milan for the EU Project: "Senses: the Sensory Theatre New transnational strategies for Theater Audience Building". In 2012 I graduated with a PhD at the University of Napoli “L’Orientale”. I studied Philosophy (Aesthetics) and Theatre Studies at the Universities of Pavia, Naples and Berlin. I translated the Italian edition (2014) of Erika Fischer-Lichte’s The Transformative Power of Performance and published the monograph entitled The Harp and the Sling: Kerr, Ihering, and the German Theatre Criticism from the End of the Nineteenth Century to National Socialism (2016; orig. Italian). Various other work includes assistant director and director, dramaturg and curator for theatres and productions in Switzerland, Germany and France.