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Avant-Gardes in Performance

Intermedial Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere

Editors: Arfara, Katia, Mancewicz, Aneta, Remshardt, Ralf (Eds.)

  • Presents case studies from across an intercultural spectrum, including East European, Asian, and Middle Eastern performances
  • Contributes to a lively, dynamic discussion across several disciplines, including theatre and performance studies, political and social sciences and media studies
  • Includes interviews with internationally acclaimed intermedial artists and companies such as BERLIN, Rimini Protokoll, Dries Verhoeven, and Kris Verdonck
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About this book

This volume is a collection of scholarly articles and interviews with intermedial artists working with the concepts of public sphere at the intersection of aesthetics and politics. It explores the response of socially-engaged artistic practices to the current crisis in politics and media. It also critically examines urgent issues such as rampant nationalism and populism, expanding neoliberalism, the refugee crisis, growing inosculations of corporate and cyber culture, and the ongoing geopolitical changes in the Middle East. Can intermedial performances reflect the present artistic and political dilemmas in Europe and beyond?
The collection provides theoretical frameworks that interrogate the role that spectators as citizens can play in our mediatized world while focusing on the functions of immersion, participation, and civic engagement in contemporary performance and society. The collection provides analyses by international scholars from Europe, Asia, and the USA, covering global performance created in the twenty-first century. It also introduces interviews with internationally acclaimed intermedial artists and companies such as BERLIN, Rimini Protokoll, Dries Verhoeven, Akira Takayama, and Kris Verdonck.

About the authors

Katia Arfara is Theatre and Dance Artistic Director of the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece, and founder of the Fast Forward Festival. She is the author of the book Théâtralités contemporaines and the editor of the special issue ‘Scènes en transition-Balkans et Grèce’ for Théâtre/Public (2016).
Aneta Mancewicz is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her articles on Shakespearean performance, intermediality, and European theatre have appeared in many journals. She is the author of Intermedial Shakespeares on European Stages and Biedny Hamlet [Poor Hamlet].
Ralf Remshardt is Professor of Theatre and interim Director in the School of Theatre and Dance, University of Florida, USA. He has worked in professional and university theatres as a director, translator, and dramaturg. He is author of Staging the Savage God: The Grotesque in Performance. He also co-produced a documentary film about New York Hispanic theatre in 2015.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: In and Out: Intermedial Practices in the New Public Sphere

    Arfara, Katia (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Intermedial Theatre in a Mediatized Culture and Society

    Kattenbelt, Chiel

    Pages 15-26

  • Intermedial Performance as a Public Sphere

    Mancewicz, Aneta

    Pages 27-42

  • Mirrors of Public Space: An Interview with Dries Verhoeven

    Groot Nibbelink, Liesbeth

    Pages 43-60

  • Democracy with a Toothbrush: Protest, Performance, and the Public Sphere

    Balme, Christopher

    Pages 61-72

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75343-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75342-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intermedial Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere
Editors
  • Katia Arfara
  • Aneta Mancewicz
  • Ralf Remshardt
Series Title
Avant-Gardes in Performance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75343-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75343-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75342-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 267
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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