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Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Real Black: Adventures In Racial Sincerity

Artist/Author: John L. Jackson Jr. | Reference: P3286 | ISBN: 978-0226390024 | Type: Publication

Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in and around New York City, the book offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that address how race is negotiated in today’s world-including tales of book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Butting Out

Artist/Author: Ananya Chatterjea | Reference: P3278 | ISBN: 978-0819567338 | Type: Publication

Reading wesistive choreographies through works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983

Artist/Author: Tim Lawrence | Reference: P3252 | ISBN: 978-0822362029 | Type: Publication

Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Performativity and Performance

Editor: Andrew Parker and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick | Reference: P2901 | ISBN: 978-0415910552 | Type: Publication

From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene

Artist/Author: Gerard H. Gaskin | Reference: P2666 | ISBN: 978-0822355823 | Type: Publication

This publication is comprised of photos taken at balls events in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., is a collaboration between Gaskin, and the house members who let him enter the intimate world of ball culture. In addition to an introduction by Deborah Willis, Legendary includes an essay by Frank Roberts, “The Hidden Histories of House Ball Culture.”

Black Theatre’s Unprecedented Times

Editor: Hely Manuel Pérez | Reference: P2620 | Type: Publication

A publication chronicling the development of the AGIA (The African Grove Institute for the Arts) Movement spearheaded by noted playwright August Wilson.

Come home Charley Patton

Artist/Author: Ralph Lemon | Reference: P2608 | ISBN: 978-0819573193 | Type: Publication

Last book of Geography trilogy (including Geography and Tree), three books connected thematically by racial identity and the related dance projects choreographed by Lemon. Illustrated with family photos, original art, and photos of the performance. 

Portrait of Jason

Artist/Author: Shirley Clarke | Reference: D2152 | Type: DVD

A 1967 documentary film directed, produced and edited by Shirley Clarke and starring Jason Holliday, a gay, African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret performer. Black and White film. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints

Artist/Author: Yael Lipschutz , et al. | Reference: P2558 | ISBN: 978-1427613745 | Type: Publication

This volume offers a historical overview of the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and 70s. It focuses on works by primarily African-American artists often omitted from mainstream gallery and museum historical exhibitions.

How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness

Artist/Author: Darby English | Reference: P1777 | ISBN: 9780262514934 | Type: Publication

Examines the integrative and interdisciplinary strategies of five contemporary artists stressing the ways in which their work at once reflects and alters our view of its informing context: the advent of postmodernity in late twentieth-century American art and culture.

Living with the doors open

Artist/Author: Veta Goler | Reference: A0490 | Type: Article

An interview with Blondell Cummings.