Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project

Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project

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ISBN-13: 9780292779723
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/23/2010
Series: Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

OMI OSUN JONI L. JONES is Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and Associate Professor of Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin.
LISA L. MOORE is Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
SHARON BRIDGFORTH is the Lambda Literary Award–winning author of the bull-jean stories and love conjure/blues. She is a member of New Dramatists and served as the Anchor Artist for the Austin Project from 2002–2009.

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Use This Book vii

Acknowledgments xi

Part I Framing the Work

Chapter 1 Making Space: Producing the Austin Project 3

Chapter 2 Finding Voice: Anchoring the Austin Project's Artistic Process 12

Part II Working the Work: An Anthology of Austin Project Writings

Chapter 3 Polyphony: Writings by Ensemble Members 29

Chapter 4 Call and Response: Performance Pieces by Austin Project Guest Artists 154

Chapter 5 Affirming Connection: Pre-Show Artists' Performance Texts 259

Chapter 6 Spoken-Word Orchestra: A Full Script from the Austin Project Jam Session, December 2005 273

Part III The Work of Transformation

Chapter 7 Transforming Practice: Artists, Activists, and Academics Working across Boundaries 323

Chapter 8 Work of the Spirit: A Conversation with an Austin Project Elder 343

Chapter 9 Narrating the Austin Project: The First Five Years 350

Notes 369

Index 373

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