Remapping Performance

Common Ground, Uncommon Partners

Authors: Cohen-Cruz, Jan

  • Cohen-Cruz is an internationally-recognised author and scholar for her work in socially-engaged theatre. This volume completes a highly anticipated trilogy of works in this area. It also includes contributions from other international leading scholars, including Helen Nicholson and Julie Thompson Klein
  • This is a timely contribution to current discussions on 'impact' and the engagement of the humanities with other social sectors and disciplines
  • Drawing on Cohen-Cruz’s extensive experience as a practitioner and artist as well as scholar, the book speaks to wider audience of artists, practitioners and anyone interested in the role of the arts to wider society, as well as students and scholars
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Completing a trilogy of works by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Remapping Performance focuses on the work of artists and experts who collaborate across fields to address social issues. The book explores work of a range of artists who employ artistic training, methodologies and mind-sets in their work with experts from other sectors such as medicine and healthcare and from other disciplines, to draw an expanded map of performance platforms including university/ community partnerships, neighbourhood-bases, and cultural diplomacy. Case studies include ArtSpot Productions/Mondo Bizarro's Cry You One about climate change in southern Louisiana, incorporating theatrics and organizing; Michael Rohd/Sojourn Theatre's social and civic practices; Anne Basting's University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-based integration of performance and creative aging; and the collaborative cultural diplomacy experiment, smARTpower. Short companion pieces add expertise from Helen Nicholson, Todd London, Julie Thompson Klein, Nancy Cantor, Maria Rosario Jackson, and Penny Von Eschen. Jan Cohen-Cruz ends with suggestions for fully integrating performance in cross-sector initiatives. This latest book by a leading figure in engaged/ applied theatre and performance builds on its predecessors by offering a future-oriented perspective, a vision of art and performance interacting with a range of social sectors and with an emphasis on HE in such partnerships, and will be a 'must-read' for all students and scholars working in this field.

About the authors

Nancy Cantor Rosario Jackson Julie Thompson Klein Todd London Helen Nicholson Penny Von Eschen

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"Jan Cohen-Cruz's book is compelling, challenging and inspiring to all those who work in the fields of theatre and social-cultural activism. This is a sweeping perspective on civic, cultural and theatrical partnerships, one that will set the tone for discourse long into the future and that right now gives me a new lens through which to consider the possibilities." - Robert Landy, New York University, USA


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Vibrant Hybridity

    Cohen-Cruz, Jan

    Pages 3-21

  • The Silence within the Noise: Reflections from the UK on “A Vibrant Hybridity”

    Nicholson, Helen

    Pages 22-26

  • The Breadth of Theatrical Territory

    Cohen-Cruz, Jan

    Pages 27-54

  • Remapping US Theater: Q and A with Todd London

    Cohen-Cruz, Jan

    Pages 55-64

  • Partnering

    Cohen-Cruz, Jan

    Pages 65-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remapping Performance
Book Subtitle
Common Ground, Uncommon Partners
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36641-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137366412
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36639-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-36640-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 240
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