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Studies in International Performance

Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa

Cape of Flows

Authors: Fleishman, Mark

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Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa focuses on a body of performance work, the work of Magnet Theatre in particular but also work by other artists in Cape Town and other parts of the continent or the world, that engages with the Cape as a real or imagined node in a complex system of migration and mobility. Located at the foot of the African continent, lodged between two oceans at the intersection of many of the earth's major shipping lanes, Cape Town is a stage for a powerful mixing of cultures and peoples and has been an important node in a network of flows, circuits of movement and exchange. The performance works studied here attempt to get to grips with what it feels like to be on the move and in the spaces in-between that characterises the lives, now and for centuries before, of multiple peoples who move around and pass through places like the Cape. The contributors are a broad range of mostly African authors from various parts of the continent and as such the book offers an insight into new thinking and new approaches from an emerging and important location.

About the authors

Hazel Barnes, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Miki Flockemann, University of the Western Cape, South Africa Shannon Elizabeth Hughes, University of Cape Town, South Africa Amy Jephta, Independent Playwright, South Africa Mwenya B. Kabwe, Independent Theatre Maker, South Africa Pedzisai Maedza, University of Cape Town, South Africa Sara Matchett, University of Cape Town, South Africa Sanjin Mufti?, University of Cape Town, South Africa Awino Okech University of Cape Town, South Africa Samuel Ravengai Wits University, South Africa Jane Taylor, University of Leeds, UK

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“This book is a thought-provoking resource for academics, scholars and educators of the humanities and will resonate especially with practitioners and academics in the performing arts. Most of all I recommend this book to those who contemplate and participate in the increasingly crucial global discussions relating to migrancy … .” (Estelle Olivier, South African Theatre Journal, Vol. 29, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Fleishman, Mark

    Pages 1-11

  • Dramaturgies of Displacement in the Magnet Theatre Migration Project

    Fleishman, Mark

    Pages 12-36

  • ‘Peel the Wound’- Cape Town as Passage, Threshold, and Dead End: Performing the Everyday Traumas of Mobility and Dislocation

    Flockemann, Miki

    Pages 37-56

  • Creating Communitas: The Theatre of Mandla Mbothwe

    Mbothwe, Mandla (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Embodiment, Mobility and the Moment of Encounter in Jonathan Nkala’s The Crossing

    Ravengai, Samuel

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa
Book Subtitle
Cape of Flows
Authors
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37934-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137379344
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37933-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47872-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 236
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