How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction?
Elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and aesthetics.
Despite the problematic politics of cultural exchange in the theatre, interculturalism is not a one-sided process. Using the metaphor of the hourglass to discuss the transfer between source and target culture, Pavis asks what happens when the hourglass is turned upside down, when the `foreign' culture speaks for itself.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Six part anthology with chapters on the work of the Black Theatre Forum and the histories of Black and Asian theatres, histories of the major theatre companies, a document of the Sikh diaspora's uproar over Behzti and issues of censorship, a critical interrogation of several dramatists and autobiographical essays by theatremakers.
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)