“Lyotard speaks of a changed idea theatre that we have to assume in order to conceive of a theatre beyond drama. He calls it ‘energetic theatre’. This would be a theatre not of meaning but of ‘forces, intensities, present affects’…Energetic theatre would be theatre beyond representation - meaning, of course, not simply without representation, but not governed by it’s logic. For postdramatic theatre one would have to postulate a kind of making of signs that Artaud names at the end of ’The Theatre and Culture’ (in Theatre and its Double) with his call for ‘being like victims burnt at the stake, signalling through the flames’.”
(Lyotard, J.F. “The Tooth, The Palm” in T. Murray (ed.) Mimesis, Masochism and MimeLehmann, H.-T. [trans. Jurs-Munby. K.] 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. London: Routledge)
…We are expounding and exploding Lyotard’s notions of an “Energetic Theatre” beyond the closed circuits of sports and spectacle via simulating and stimulating the performers bodies into artistic discipline to reconcile freedoms, choices, decisions and precisions…We are the survivors drowned from the tides, signalling through the waves……not drowning but waving but drowning from waving…constancy collapsing…searching for a beginning…from reaching and end…and then..?