Perfomance and Cosmopolitics by Helen Gilbert; Janelle Reinelt (Editor); Brian Singleton (Editor); Jacqueline LoPerformance and Cosmopolitics is a ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region. Focusing on a range of theatrical events and practices in avant-garde, mainstream and community contexts, this book explores the cultural, political and ethical dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia. Aboriginal theatre is also featured as an important aspect of regional arts traffic. A complex and fascinating analysis that sheds light on international arts marketing, broader trends in cross-cultural performance training, and current debates in performance studies.
Call Number: 790.2 GILH
Publication Date: 2007
The Senses in Performance by Sally Banes (Editor); Andre Lepecki (Editor)Featuring contributions from some of the leading names in the field, including Richard Schechner and Phillip Zarrilli, this title investigates the role of all five senses in relation to performance, covering essays that examine both Western and non-Western performance, traditional and contemporary.
Call Number: 792.028 BANS
Publication Date: 2007
Impure Cinema by Lúcia Nagib (Editor); Anne Jerslev (Editor)Andre Bazin's famous article, 'Pour un cinema impur: defense de l'adaptation', was first translated into English simply as 'In Defence of Mixed Cinema', probably to avoid any uncomfortable sexual or racial resonances the word 'impure' might have. Impure Cinema goes back to Bazin's original title precisely for its defense of impurity, applying it on the one hand to cinema's interbreeding with other arts and on the other to its ability to convey and promote cultural diversity. In contemporary progressive film criticism, ideas of purity, essence and origin have been superseded by favorable approaches to 'hybridization', 'transnationalism', 'multiculturalism' and cross-fertilizations of all sorts. Impure Cinema builds on this idea in novel and exciting ways, as it draws on cinema's combination of intermedial and intercultural aspects as a means to bridge the divide between studies of aesthetics and culture. Film is revealed here as the location par excellence of media encounters, mutual questioning and self-dissolution into post-medium experiments. Most importantly, the book argues, film's intermedial relations can only be properly understood if their cultural determinants are taken into account. Scholars and students of film, cinefiles and students of the arts will discover here unexpected connections across many artistic practices.
Publication Date: 2013
Embodying Transformation by Maryrose Casey (Editor)The essays in this collection explore transcultural events to reveal deeper understandings of the dynamic nature, power, and affect of performance as it is created and witnessed across national and cultural boundaries. Focusing on historical and contemporary public events in multiple contexts, the book's contributors offer readings of transcultural exchanges between European, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries, as well as colonizers and colonists, to colonized peoples and back again. In the process, the book explores questions around issues of aesthetics, cultural anxieties, cultural control, and the effect of intentions on practice. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Performance Studies) [Subject: Performance Art, Cultural Studies]