In Place of a Show: what happens inside theatres when nothing is happening
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016
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Five Rooms

In collaboration with artists Emma Bush, Neil Callaghan, Peter Harrison, & Tim Vize-Martin.
Published by Acts of Language, 2009
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Writing on art, theatre, ecology & magic

The Rock, The Butterfly, The Moon, and The Cloud: Notes on Dramaturgy in an Ecological Age

Published in The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance, eds. Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa, Danae Theodoridou (Amsterdam: Valiz), 2017
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An autobiography of hands: on training in sleight of hand magic
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal, Routledge, Vol. 7, 2016
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A Packed Theatre
Published in Cabinet, May 2015
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On Heckling

Talk given at HECKLE, Bosse & Baum, London, 29 March 2015
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Image Captions

Published in Fas: Performance For a Future Unknown, edited by Laura Mansfield, Jan 2014
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Giving up the world for an image

Published in the International Journal of Screen Dance, Spring 2012

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Describing Exhaustion

Published in Good Luck Everyone: Lone Twin, journeys, performances, conversations (2011), eds. David Williams and Carl Lavery, Performance Research Books

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Watching People Under The Light: Jérôme Bel and the classical theatre

Published in Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011), eds. Carl Lavery and Claire Finburgh, Palgrave Macmillan
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Watching characters, figures and signs

Dance Theatre Journal, vol. 23, n. 3, 2009

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Being there: performing in Castellucci's Inferno

Total Theatre, May 2009

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A reading: Deer Park's years, years
Published in the show's accompanying booklet, Jan 2005

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Writing on performance making


A Conjuring Act in the Form of an Interview

Publication to accompany solo show at Rhubaba Gallery Edinburgh, 2-31 August 2014

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Wasted works

Dance Theatre Journal, Vol. 24, n. 3, 2011

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Nine epigraphs: on Musical Pieces

TanzQuartier Vienna, Dec 2010
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In place of a work: on Photographs of a Dance Rehearsal
Dance Theatre Journal, vol. 23, n.2, 2009

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Watching another be yourself: on Quartet #2
Programme notes, Brighton premiere, Nov 2007

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Words for later: Quartet and the poetics of performance
Presented at Dartington College of Arts, Nov 2006
Published in DEFAULT magazine, Oct 2007

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Profiles & interviews

Writing from Live Art (on Quartet)
Feb 2008

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Arts Hub (on Dance Company)
Mar 2007

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Bad Idea Magazine (on Dance Company)
Oct 2008
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Responses: writers on Augusto's performance work

Performance Notes, by Helena Blaker
Dance Theatre Journal, Vol. 24, n. 1, 2011

Notes on Dance Company and Quartet, by Emma Bush (unpublished), Nov 2008

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The theatre of live art, by Theron Schmidt
Real Time Arts magazine, Feb 2008

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