Diana Taylor is University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. She is the author and editor of several books, including The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas and Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War," both also published by Duke University Press.
Knowing through Performance: Scenarios and Simulation
This chapter expands further on performance as a lens and a framework for understanding the world. Performance is not only an art form, an activist intervention, a business management system, or a military exercise. It produces a new reality. The chapter ends with a detailed discussion of simulation exercises at the Israel Center for Medical Simulation, considered the most comprehensive simulation center on earth, asking how the logic of the repertoire has been harnessed into uniformity