The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: Beyond Postcolonialism

The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: Beyond Postcolonialism


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ISBN-13: 9780415722681
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies Series , #33
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Erika Fischer-Lichte is Professor of Theatre Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. From 1995 to 1999 she was President of the International Federation for Theatre Research. She is a member of the Academia Europaea, the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina at Halle. She is also director of the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" (since 2008) and spokesperson of the International Doctoral School "InterArt" (since 2006). Among her many publications are Global Ibsen. Performing Multiple Modernities (2010), The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics (2008, German 2004), and Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual. Exploring Forms of Political Theatre (2005).

Torsten Jost studied theatre as well as journalism and communication studies in Berlin. He is a research assistant at the International Research Center for Advanced Studies on "Interweaving Performance Cultures," Freie Universität Berlin, where he is working on his PhD thesis on the plays of Gertrude Stein, about which he has published numerous essays in German. Together with Erika Fischer-Lichte et al. he recently edited the book Die Aufführung. Diskurs – Macht – Analyse (2012).

Saskya Iris Jain studied at Berlin’s Freie Universität and Columbia University, and holds an MFA in Fiction from Boston University, where she was the recipient of the 2010 Florence Engel Randall Award for Fiction and the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship for travel to Iran the same year. As well as writing fiction and non-fiction, she has translated and edited numerous essays and books for publishers in Europe and the US. Her translation of Erika Fischer-Lichte’s The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics was published by Routledge in 2008.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Interweaving Performance Cultures: Re-thinking ‘Intercultural Theatre’ Towards an Experience and Theory of Performance beyond Postcolonialism Erika Fischer-Lichte Part I: Strategies and Dynamics 1. Postcolonial Modernity: Theatre in Morocco and the Interweaving Loop Khalid Amine 2. Cultural Interweaving in Mexican Political Cabaret Gastón A. Alzate 3. Farewell and Welcome Back, My Concubine: Female Impersonation on the Chinese Stage Shen Lin 4. Performing Orientalist, Intercultural and Globalized Modernities: The Case of Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir by the Théâtre du Soleil Brian Singleton Part II: Rituals and Festivals 5. Oceanic Imagination, Intercultural Performance, Pacific Historiography Margaret Werry 6. Dancing for the Dead Jacqueline Lo 7. Un/familiar Landscapes: Tragedy and Festivals Natascha Siouzouli 8. "Let the Games Begin": Pageants, Protests, Indigeneity (1968–2010) Helen Gilbert Part III: Failures and Resistances 9. Hauntings of the Intercultural: Enigmas and Lessons on the Borders of Failure Rustom Bharucha 10. Strategic Unweaving: Itō Michio and the Diasporic Dancing Body Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei 11. Linguistic and Cultural Interweaving on the Contemporary English and American Stages Marvin Carlson 12. Failed Stages: Postcolonial Public Spheres and the Search for a Caribbean Theatre Christopher Balme Epilogue: Global Pathways Homi K. Bhabha

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