Reading groups: Claire Bishop – Attention

Thursday, 22nd of September 2022, 19:00 – 21:00, Dancehouse Lefkosia

Photo from On_Bodies 2021: Elisavet Panagiotou (Yes? Is it me talking?)
Photographer: Sergio Vaccaro |  Photo edit: Petros Konnaris


The Reading Groups | Αναγνώσεις is a series of meetings for discussion with starting point a text. The aim is to create a space for a collective effort of questioning, a (more discursive) exploration of concepts and actions related to art, dance, and performance.
An artistic stimulus through words, a conversation, a thought, a sharing, an exchange…
This month we will continue with a text by Claire Bishop seen through the lens of attention and approaching the audience as a spectator and as a witness. We encourage the attendees to read the text before the meeting, although it is not mandatory for the participation.

Each meeting will act as a discussion workshop with simple scores/instructions where we will create collectively a different reading and understanding of the text. All perspectives are welcomed whether they come from artists, creators, theorists, academics, observers or people with curiosity and interest in art, dance, and performance.

Facilitator: Petros Konnaris with the support of Maria Charalambous.
For booking and receiving the text, please contact us at