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Neoliberalism And Global Theatres

Author : Lara D. Nielsen
ISBN : 9780230278318
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.

The Oxford Handbook Of Dance And Competition

Author : Sherril Dodds
ISBN : 9780190639082
Genre : Music
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In the twenty-first century, values of competition underpin the free-market economy and aspirations of individual achievement shape the broader social world. Consequently, ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, judgment and worth, influence the dance that we see and do. Across stage, studio, street, and screen, economies of competition impact bodily aesthetics, choreographic strategies, and danced meanings. In formalized competitions, dancers are judged according to industry standards to accumulate social capital and financial gain. Within the capitalist economy, dancing bodies compete to win positions in prestigious companies, while choreographers hustle to secure funding and attract audiences. On the social dance floor, dancers participate in dance-offs that often include unspoken, but nevertheless complex, rules of bodily engagement. And the media attraction to the drama and spectacle of competition regularly plays out in reality television shows, film documentaries, and Hollywood cinema. Drawing upon a diverse collection of dances across history and geography, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition asks how competition affects the presentation and experience of dance and, in response, how dancing bodies negotiate, critique, and resist the aesthetic and social structures of the competition paradigm.

Freak Performances

Author : Analola Santana
ISBN : 9780472053919
Genre : Performing Arts
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The figure of the freak as perceived by the Western gaze has always been a part of the Latin American imaginary, from the letters that Columbus wrote about his encounters with dog-faced people to Shakespeare's Caliban. The freak acquires greater significance in a globalized, neoliberal world that defines the "abnormal" as one who does not conform mentally, physically, or emotionally and is unable or unwilling to follow the economic and cultural norms of the institutions in power. Freak Performances examines the continuing effects of colonialism on modern Latin American identities, with a particular focus on the way it has constructed the body of the other through performance. Theater questions the representations of these bodies, as it enables the empowerment of the silenced other; the freak as a spectacle of otherness finds in performance an opportunity for re-appropriation by artists resisting the dominant authority. Through an analysis of experimental theater, dance theater, performance art, and gallery-based installation art across eight countries, Analola Santana explores the theoretical issues shaped by the encounters and negotiations between different bodies in the current Latin American landscape.

Choreographing In Color

Author : Assistant Professor of Global Asian Studies J Lorenzo Perillo
ISBN : 9780190054274
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Choreographing in Color, J. Lorenzo Perillo draws on nearly two decades of ethnography, choreographic analysis, and community engagement to ask: what does it mean for Filipinos to navigate violent forces of empire and neoliberalism with street dance and Hip-Hop?

Performing The New Europe

Author : Karen Fricker
ISBN : UCBK:C097703987
Genre : Art
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Bringing together the voices of scholars from Europe and North America with those of key contest stakeholders, Performing the 'New' Europe: Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest argues that this popular music competition is a symbolic contact zone between European cultures: an arena for European identification in which both national solidarity and participation in a European identity are confirmed, and a site where cultural struggles over the meanings, frontiers and limits of Europe are enacted. This exciting collection explores the ways in which European artists perform, disavow, and contest their racial, national, and sexual identities in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), and asks difficult questions about European inclusions and exclusions the contest reflects. It suggests the ESC as an ever-evolving network of peoples and places transcending both historical and geographical boundaries of Europe that brings into being new understandings of the relationship between culture, space, and identities.

Theatre Of The Real

Author : C. Martin
ISBN : 9781137295729
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents innovations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities.

Gender Politics In Global Governance

Author : Mary K. Meyer
ISBN : 0847691616
Genre : Political Science
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This volume draws together a wide range of exciting new research that looks at the gendered nature of the institutions, practices, and discourses of global governance.

Stage Business And The Neoliberal Theatre Of London

Author : Alex Ferrone
ISBN : 303063597X
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book examines contemporary English drama and its relation to the neoliberal consensus that has dominated British policy since 1979. The London stage has emerged as a key site in Britain’s reckoning with neoliberalism. On one hand, many playwrights have denounced the acquisitive values of unfettered global capitalism; on the other, plays have more readily revealed themselves as products of the very market economy they critique, their production histories and formal innovations uncomfortably reproducing the strategies and practices of neoliberal labour markets. Stage Business and the Neoliberal Theatre of London thus arrives at a usefully ambivalent political position, one that praises the political power of the theatre – its potential as a form of resistance to the neoliberal rationality that rides roughshod over democratic values – while simultaneously attending to the institutional bondage that constrains it. For, of course, the theatre itself everywhere straddles the line of capitulating to the marketization of our cultural life.

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre

Author : Evan Darwin Winet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215371829
Genre : History
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Drawing examples from as early as a 1619 production of Hamlet and as recent as 2007 performances by Indonesia’s most famous presidential impersonator, this book considers how theatre functions as a uniquely effective medium for representing the contradictions of Indonesian identity in the urban colonial/postcolonial metropole.

Performance Space Utopia

Author : S. Jestrovic
ISBN : 9781137291677
Genre : Performing Arts
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Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives.

Contemporary Street Arts In Europe

Author : S. Haedicke
ISBN : 9781137291837
Genre : Performing Arts
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Street theatre invades a public space, shakes it up and disappears, but the memory of the disruption haunts the site for audiences who experience it. This book looks at how the dynamic interrelationship of performance, participant and place creates a politicized aesthetic of public space that enables the public to rehearse democratic practices.

Against Neoliberalism

Author : C. S. L. Chachage
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114994226
Genre : Africa, East
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Asian Theatre Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132664694
Genre : Theater
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Latin America After Neoliberalism

Author : Eric Hershberg
ISBN : 1595581065
Genre : Business & Economics
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Offers in in-depth overview of the sweeping social, political, and economic changes across modern-day Latin America, in a collection of essays that look at the causes, implications, and future of the influx of progressive governments in the region and the resulting neoliberal ideas, dissent, and resistance to U.S. economic and political dominance. Simultaneous.

Space And The Geographies Of Theatre

Author : Michael McKinnie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131686466
Genre : Drama
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Includes:The Regionalism of Canadian Drama by Diane Bessai (1980) Playwrights in a Landscape: The Changing Image of Rural Ontario by Alexander M. Leggatt (1980)"A Country of the Soul": Herman Voaden, Lowrie Warrener and the Writing of Symphony by Anton Wagner (1983)Between Empires: Post-Imperialism and Canadian Theatre by Alan Filewod (1992)Reading Material: Transfers, Remounts, and the Production of Meaning in Contemporary Toronto Drama and Theatre by Ric Knowles (1993-94)Healing the Border Wound: Fronteras Americanas and the Future of Canadian Multiculturalism by Mayte Gómez (1995)Theorizing a Queer Theatre: Buddies in Bad Times by Robert Wallace (1995)Degrees of North: An Introduction (to Staging the North: Twelve Canadian Plays) by Sherrill Grace (1999)Urban National, Suburban Transnational: Civic Theatres and the Urban Development of Toronto's Downtowns by Michael McKinnie (2001)"No, the Centre Should be Invisible": Radical Revisioning of Chekhov in Floyd Favel Starr's House of Sonya by Rob Appleford (2002)Theatre as National Export: On Being and Passing in the United States by Erin Hurley (2003)In the MT Space by Guillermo Verdecchia (2006)T.O. Live with Culture: Torontopia and the Urban Creativity Script by Laura Levin (2007)Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.

Latinx Theater In The Times Of Neoliberalism

Author : Patricia A. Ybarra
ISBN : 0810136465
Genre : Performing Arts
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Latinx Theater in the Times of Neoliberalism traces how Latinx theater in the United States has engaged with the policies, procedures, and outcomes of neoliberal economics in the Americas from the 1970s to the present. Patricia A. Ybarra examines IMF interventions, NAFTA, shifts in immigration policy, the escalation of border industrialization initiatives, and austerity programs. She demonstrates how these policies have created the conditions for many of the most tumultuous events in the Americas in the last forty years, including dictatorships in the Southern Cone; the 1994 Cuban Rafter Crisis; femicides in Juárez, Mexico; the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico; and the rise of narcotrafficking as a violent and vigorous global business throughout the Americas. Latinx artists have responded to these crises by writing and developing innovative theatrical modes of representation about neoliberalism. Ybarra analyzes the work of playwrights María Irene Fornés, Cherríe Moraga, Michael John Garcés, Caridad Svich, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Victor Cazares, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Tanya Saracho, and Octavio Solis. In addressing histories of oppression in their home countries, these playwrights have newly imagined affective political and economic ties in the Americas. They also have rethought the hallmark movements of Latin politics in the United States—cultural nationalism, third world solidarity, multiculturalism—and their many discontents.

Journal Of Dramatic Theory And Criticism

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ISBN : UCR:31210024020792
Genre : Drama
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The Politics Of Neoliberal Democracy In Africa

Author : Usman A. Tar
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132225561
Genre : History
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Since the late 1980s the changing dynamic of global development has driven the tide of democratic expansion in the developing world. In Africa, western donors have sought to impose 'neo-liberal' visions of socio-economic and political institution-building, spreading political reforms and economic liberalisation with far-reaching consequences. Associated with external interventions, but also sometimes conflicting with them, are internal protests against authoritarianism, which have problematically reinforced and/or undermined the donor agenda for democratic reform.Here, Usman Tar questions the assumption that Africa was lacking the essential components for a spontaneous transition to democracy. He explores the dynamic, but contradictory, links between external and internal dimensions of neo-liberal democratic expansion in Africa, focusing on Nigeria. Tar dissects the struggles for democracy, and for democratic policy and practice in a country with rich economic potential but a troubled political dispensation.

World Political Theatre And Performance

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ISBN : 9789004430990
Genre : Performing Arts
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World Political Theatre and Performance brings together scholars and practitioners from multiple locations to analyse counter-hegemonic theatre and performance. International case studies are framed by a common reflection on the meaning of radical practice in the face of global neoliberalism.

Good Governance In The Era Of Global Neoliberalism

Author : Jolle Demmers
ISBN : 9781134296484
Genre : Business & Economics
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This new collection critically examines the new global policy of 'good governance'. This catchphrase of aid policy and development thinking has been the subject of too little analysis to date. This book redresses the balance. It places the prefix 'good', and exactly what that means, under the microscope and examines the impact of neoliberal governance in a wide range of countries and territories, including Chile, Russia, Argentina and Indonesia.

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