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Negotiating Cultures

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Negotiating Cultures is a collection of essays and interviews that examines the role of cultural fusion, negotiation, and conflict in Eugenio Barba's creative work, research, and theories about theatrical performance. Barba, one of Europe's leading theatre artists, researchers, and theorists, has been at the cutting edge of the contemporary preoccupation with what Homi Bhabha calls the borders between cultures.

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Overview

Negotiating Cultures is a collection of essays and interviews that examines the role of cultural fusion, negotiation, and conflict in Eugenio Barba's creative work, research, and theories about theatrical performance. Barba, one of Europe's leading theatre artists, researchers, and theorists, has been at the cutting edge of the contemporary preoccupation with what Homi Bhabha calls the borders between cultures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719061707
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Theatre: Theory-Practice-Performance
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 4.64 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Watson is Deputy Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts as well as Coordinator of the Theater and Television Programs at Rutgers University-Newark.

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Table of Contents

List of plates
Foreword: a handful of snow
Introduction: contexting Barba 1
I ISTA and Theatre Anthropology
1 Staging Theatre Anthropology 20
2 Transcultural dialogue: lecture/demonstrations at ISTA 36
3 Actor as refusenik: Theatre Anthropology, semiotics and the paradoxical work of the body 46
4 Finding equilibrium in disequilibrium: the impact of ISTA on its Balinese participants 59
5 Odissi and the ISTA dance: an interview with Sanjukta Panigrahi 67
6 Interculturalsim and the individual performer: an interview with the Odin actress Roberta Carreri 76
II Barter: performance as cultural exchange
7 The dynamics of barter 94
8 Border, barters and beads: in search of intercultural Arcadia 112
9 Theatre presence: sea lanes, Sardinia, 1975 128
10 Provocation anthropology: bartering performance in Africa 142
11 Invisible cities: an interview with Pino di Buduo 159
III Latin America and the Third Theatre
12 Barba's other culture 170
13 The house with two doors 183
14 The Third Theatre: a legacy of independence 197
15 About islands and woods: notes on a journey to the Odin Teatrel 221
IV A dialogue with Eugenio Barba
16 The conquest of difference: an electronic dialogue 234
Contributors 263
Index 267
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