Contemporary Performance InterActions

Interculturalism and Performance Now

New Directions?

Editors: McIvor, Charlotte, King, Jason (Eds.)

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  • Considers historical approaches to intercultural performance, indigeneity and interculturalism, Asian and other oppositional models of interculturalism that challenge Western hegemonies
  • Explores the use of interculturalism within migrant performance cultures, and interculturalism as aesthetic practice and social policy
  • Represents the first collection of essays to address the resurgence of critical activity around the term 'interculturalism' in recent years
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This book is the first edited collection to respond to an undeniable resurgence of critical activity around the controversial theoretical term ‘interculturalism’ in theatre and performance studies. Long one of the field’s most vigorously debated concepts, intercultural performance has typically referred to the hybrid mixture of performance forms from different cultures (typically divided along an East-West or North-South axis) and its related practices frequently charged with appropriation, exploitation or ill-founded universalism. New critical approaches since the late 2000s and early 2010s instead reveal a plethora of localized, grassroots, diasporic and historical approaches to the theory and practice of intercultural performance which make available novel critical and political possibilities for performance practitioners and scholars. This collection consolidates and pushes forward reflection on these recent shifts by offering case studies from Asia, Africa, Australasia, Latin America, North America, and Western Europe which debate the possibilities and limitations of this theoretical turn towards a ‘new’ interculturalism.  

About the authors

Charlotte McIvor is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is the author of Migration and Performance: Towards a New Interculturalism (Palgrave, 2016) and co-editor of multiple edited collections on intercultural performance, migration, devised and contemporary performance practices. 
Jason King is Academic Coordinator of the Irish Heritage Trust. He has held previous appointments at the National University of Ireland in Cork, Galway and Maynooth, the University of Limerick, the Université de Montréal, and Concordia University.

Reviews

“This book is a timely and important intervention as it introduces new perspectives and developments in interculturalism and performance. The collection of essays ignites dialogues on the ways the discourse should be understood beyond simplistic binaries and brings new appreciation to the role of cultural interchange in the performing arts today.” (Marcus Tan, National Institute of Education, Singapore)

“This collection skilfully assesses emerging critical approaches and paradigms for understanding interculturalism and performance, revitalizing this contested concept and demonstrating its contemporary utility and urgency. Ethically grounded and theoretically expansive, the essays explore new sites, methods, and praxes that continue to nuance our appreciation of the complexities of intercultural engagements in and through performance. This book is a noteworthy addition to scholarly discussions of ‘new interculturalism’ in theatre and performance studies and related disciplines.” (Diana Looser, Stanford University, USA)

“An important and diverse collection of essays exploring a variety of paradigms and examples of ‘new interculturalism(s)’ as they negotiate various forms of hybridity in both context specific local as well as global contexts today.” (Phillip Zarrilli, Exeter University, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: New Directions?

    Pages 1-26

    McIvor, Charlotte

  • From Scenarios to Networks: Performing the Intercultural in Colonial Mexico

    Pages 29-59

    Cabranes-Grant, Leo

  • Routes and Routers of Interculturalism: Islands, Theatres and Shakespeares

    Pages 61-87

    Lim, Alvin Eng Hui

  • Rethinking Interculturalism Using Digital Tools

    Pages 89-111

    Holledge, Julie (et al.)

  • Colonial Restitution and Indigenous Vessels of Intercultural Performance: The Stalled Repatriation of the Akwiten Grandfather Canoe

    Pages 115-131

    King, Jason

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interculturalism and Performance Now
Book Subtitle
New Directions?
Editors
  • Charlotte McIvor
  • Jason King
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02704-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02704-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02703-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 377
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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