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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance

Volume Two – Brazil, West Africa, South and South East Asia, United Kingdom, and the Arab World

Edited by: Tim Prentki , Ananda Breed

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367134433
eBook ISBN: 9781003088042
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003088042
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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance provides an in-depth, far-reaching and provocative consideration of how scholars and artists negotiate the theoretical, historical and practical politics of applied performance, both in the academy and beyond.

These volumes offer insights from within and beyond the sphere of English-speaking scholarship, curated by regional experts in applied performance. The reader will gain an understanding of some of the dominant preoccupations of performance in specified regions, enhanced by contextual framing. From the dis(h)arming of the human body through dance in Colombia to clowning with dementia in Australia, via challenges to violent nationalism in the Balkans, transgender performance in Pakistan and resistance rap in Kashmir, the essays, interviews and scripts are eloquent testimony to the courage and hope of people who believe in the power of art to renew the human spirit.

Students, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, cultural anthropologists and activists will benefit from the opportunities to forge new networks and develop in-depth comparative research offered by this bold, global project.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Pombas Urbanas: sowing wings in a banished city Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Interview with the Canto da Lagoa Community Theatre Group Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Theatre crossed by the territory in the work of Grupo Código Download PDF
Chapter  4:  On fantastical journeys, who would save the adolescents from Maré? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Every patrol car has a little of the slave ship Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Memory of the Contestado War in the musical theatre of youth from rural settlements in the south of Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Paraíso do Tuiuti: “I am not a slave of no master” Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The power of subtle learning Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Functional arts Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Conversation Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Geographies of conflict Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Politics of/and performance spaces in the Theatre of Social Action Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Applied performances in Burkina Faso Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Anglophone problem in Cameroon Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Queer performativities in contemporary Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Of stones, songs, and freedom Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Curfews of thought Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Towards a pedagogic analysis of dance and movement therapy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Street theatre in Afghanistan Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A conversation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Shat Bhai Chompa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Storytelling through Playback Theatre Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Transforming trauma in post-conflict settings Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Short essays Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Empowerment, capacity building, and freedom Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Street theater in Tunisia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Six Songs for Paul Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Welcome to The Posh Club Download PDF
Chapter  30:  In the company of others Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Magic Me Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Having dementia shouldn’t exclude you from cultural experiences Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Putting dialogue in context Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Crisis of Representation of Afghan Culture: An Anlysis of KAIKAVUS and HEARTBEAT  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Glowing with age Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Contemporary issues and challenges in applying performance Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Deceptive simplicity Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Rethinking the research on Both Sides, Now  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Performances of ‘what if’ and ‘as if’ Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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