Performance and Cosmopolitics

Performance and Cosmopolitics

This book's emphasis on the realpolitik of cross-cultural performance underscores the need for a more nuanced theory of ... Notes Introduction: performing cosmopolitics 1 Unattributed feature article, Australian, 16 212 Performance and ...

Author: H. Gilbert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230273924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance and Cosmopolitics

Performance and Cosmopolitics

This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts.

Author: Helen Gilbert

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023023402X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training.
Categories: Performing Arts

Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930 1970

Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930 1970

54 On theatre and performance, see Maryrose Casey, 'Performing for Aboriginal Life and Culture: Aboriginal Theatre and ... Australian Scholarly, 2012); Helen Gilbert and Jacqueline Lo, Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural ...

Author: Amanda Harris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501362941

Category: Music

Page: 257

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Shortlisted for the 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History. Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 offers a rethinking of recent Australian music history. Amanda Harris presents accounts of Aboriginal music and dance by Aboriginal performers on public stages. Harris also historicizes the practices of non-Indigenous art music composers evoking Aboriginal music in their works, placing this in the context of emerging cultural institutions and policy frameworks. Centralizing auditory worlds and audio-visual evidence, Harris shows the direct relationship between the limits on Aboriginal people's mobility and non-Indigenous representations of Aboriginal culture. This book seeks to listen to Aboriginal accounts of disruption and continuation of Aboriginal cultural practices and features contributions from Aboriginal scholars Shannon Foster, Tiriki Onus and Nardi Simpson as personal interpretations of their family and community histories. Contextualizing recent music and dance practices in broader histories of policy, settler colonial structures, and postcolonizing efforts, the book offers a new lens on the development of Australian musical cultures.
Categories: Music

The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance

The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance

Holledge and Tompkins, Women's Intercultural Performance, 114. 24. Balme, Decolonizing the Stage, 1. 25. ... Gilbert and Lo, Performance and Cosmopolitics, 5. 44. Gilbert and Lo, Performance and Cosmopolitics, 13. 45.

Author: Daphne Lei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350040489

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance explores ground-breaking new directions and critical discourse in the field of intercultural theatre and performance while surveying key debates concerning interculturalism as an aesthetic and ethical series of encounters in theatre and performance from the 1960s onwards. The handbook's global coverage challenges understandings of intercultural theatre and performance that continue to prioritise case studies emerging primarily from the West and executed by elite artists. By building on a growing field of scholarship on intercultural theatre and performance that examines minoritarian and grassroots work, the volume offers an alternative and multi-vocal view of what interculturalism might offer as a theoretical keyword to the future of theatre and performance studies, while also contributing an energized reassessment of the vociferous debates that have long accompanied its critical and practical usage in a performance context. By exploring anew what happens when interculturalism and performance intersect as embodied practice, The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance offers new perspectives on a seminal theoretical concept still as useful as it is controversial. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential scholarly handbook for anyone working in intercultural theatre and performance, and performance studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre and National Identity

Theatre and National Identity

Helen Gilbert and Jacqueline Lo, Performance and Cosmopolitics: CrossCultural Transactions in Australasia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 169. 27. Bhabha, The Location of Culture, 213. 28. S. E. Wilmer, Theatre, Society and the ...

Author: Nadine Holdsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134102273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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This book explores the ways that pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ sites can offer a rich source of material for speaking to the contemporary moment because of the resonances or associations they offer of a different time, place, politics, or culture. Featuring a broad international scope, it offers a series of thought-provoking essays that explore how playwrights, directors, theatre-makers, and performance artists have re-staged or re-worked a classic national play, performance, theatrical form, or theatre space in order to engage with conceptions of and questions around the nation, nationalism, and national identity in the contemporary moment, opening up new ways of thinking about or problematizing questions around the nation and national identity. Chapters ask how productions engage with a particular moment in the national psyche in the context of internationalism and globalization, for example, as well as how productions explore the interconnectivity of nations, intercultural agendas, or cosmopolitanism. They also explore questions relating to the presence of migrants, exiles, or refugees, and the legacy of colonial histories and post-colonial subjectivities. The volume highlights how theatre and performance has the ability to contest and unsettle ideas of the nation and national identity through the use of various sites, stagings, and performance strategies, and how contemporary theatres have portrayed national agendas and characters at a time of intense cultural flux and repositioning.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performing Exile Performing Self

Performing Exile  Performing Self

the trade and communication facilitated by such hospitality would enable the world's peoples to eventually enter the highest political order, the 'universal community'” (Gilbert & Lo, Performance and Cosmopolitics, 5–6).

Author: Y. Meerzon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230371910

Category: Music

Page: 350

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This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.
Categories: Music

Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage

Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage

Gilbert, H & Lo, J 2007, Performance and cosmopolitics: cross-cultural transactions in Australasia, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. Gilbert, H & Tompkins, J 1996, Post-colonial drama theory, practice, politics, Routledge, London.

Author: Susanne Julia Thurow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000682182

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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Over the past 50 years, Indigenous Australian theatre practice has emerged as a dynamic site for the discursive reflection of culture and tradition as well as colonial legacies, leveraging the power of storytelling to create and advocate contemporary fluid conceptions of Indigeneity. Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage offers a window into the history and diversity of this vigorous practice. It introduces the reader to cornerstones of Indigenous Australian cultural frameworks and on this backdrop discusses a wealth of plays in light of their responses to contemporary Australian identity politics. The in-depth readings of two landmark theatre productions, Scott Rankin’s Namatjira (2010) and Wesley Enoch & Anita Heiss’ I Am Eora (2012), trace the artists’ engagement with questions of community consolidation and national reconciliation, carefully considering the implications of their propositions for identity work arising from the translation of traditional ontologies into contemporary orientations. The analyses of the dramatic texts are incrementally enriched by a dense reflection of the production and reception contexts of the plays, providing an expanded framework for the critical consideration of contemporary postcolonial theatre practice that allows for a well-founded appreciation of the strengths yet also pointing to the limitations of current representative approaches on the Australian mainstage. This study will be of great interest to students and scholars of Postcolonial, Literary, Performance and Theatre Studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women

Helen Gilbert and Jacqueline Lo, Performance and Cosmopolitics (London: Palgrave, 2013), 66. 6. Helena Grehan, “Faction and Fusion in The 7 Stages of Grieving,” Theatre Research International 26, no. 1 (2001): 106–16, 114. 7.

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472054350

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

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Explores how women playwrights illuminate the contemporary world and contribute to its reshaping
Categories: Performing Arts

What Is Cosmopolitical Design Design Nature and the Built Environment

What Is Cosmopolitical Design  Design  Nature and the Built Environment

... Jamie scott and melissatoogood. the lighting design was by aaron Copp and nick houfek. a PerformaTive CosmoPoLiTiCs harrison atelier has created a series of performance-installations in which the audience is invited to resist ready ...

Author: Albena Yaneva

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134808946

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural and material entities that make humans act. The book examines cosmopolitics in its relation to design practice. Abandoning the modernist idea of nature as being external to the human experience - a nature that can be mastered by engineers and scientists from outside, the cosmpolitical thinking offers designers to embark in an active process of manipulating and reworking nature ’from within.’ To engage in cosmopolitics, this book argues, means to redesign, create, instigate, and compose every single feature of our common experience. In the light of this new understanding of nature, we set the questions: What is the role of design if nature is no longer salient enough to provide a background for human activities? How can we foster designers’ own force and make present what causes designers to think, feel, and act? How do designers make explicit the connection of humans to a variety of entities with different ontology: rivers, species, particles, materials and forces? How do they redefine political order by bringing together stars, prions and people? In effect, how should we understand design practice in its relation to the material and the living world? In this volume, anthropologists, science studies scholars, political scientists and sociologists rethink together the meaning of cosmopolitics for design. At the same time designers, architects and artists engage with the cosmopolitical question in trying to imagine the future of architectural and urban design. The book contains original empirical chapters and a number of revealing interviews with artists and designers whose practices set examples of ’cosmopolitically correct design’.
Categories: Architecture

Theatre and Interculturalism

Theatre and Interculturalism

Performance and Cosmopolitics is itself the best illustration of the value of the new cosmopolitanisms for the study of intercultural theatre. Gilbert and Lo divide the new cosmopolitanisms into three categories (pp.

Author: Ric Knowles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350316003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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How are hybrid and diasporic identities performed in increasingly diverse societies? How can we begin to think differently about theatrical flow across cultures? Interculturalism is an increasingly urgent topic in the 21st century. As human traffic between nations increases, it becomes imperative to critically re-examine the way cultural exchange is performed. Theatre & Interculturalism surveys established approaches and asks what it would mean to reconsider intercultural performance, not from the points of view of the colonizing cultures, but 'from below'- from the viewpoints of the historically colonized and marginalized.
Categories: Performing Arts