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Trans-Global Readings : Crossing Theatrical Boundaries - Caridad Svich

Trans-Global Readings

Crossing Theatrical Boundaries

By: Caridad Svich (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 2004
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This text provides a forum for a wide range of theatre, music and performance artists to talk about where they stand in relation to new technologies, intercultural collaborations and the making of interdisciplinary work. Looking at how time, space and memory play an active role in shaping different artistic visions, Caridad Svich has gathered the voices of unique and dynamic artists, including Tim Etchells, Richard Foreman, Peter Gabriel, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Phelim McDermott and Peter Sellars as a way to examine the impact of globalization on the creation and development of new work. An emphasis on the discussion of the artistic process distinguishes the interviews and essays collected in this volume. the specific nature of each contribution offers the reader, be they student, practitioner or interested audience member, a privileged window into how artists on the cutting edge of their disciplines negotiate the many practical, political and technological choices available to them in the contemporary world. An afterword by the theatre scholar Patrice Pavis illustrates further how changing dramatic forms are affected by and created from new media.

"In an era of porous borders--both real and artistic--we urgently look to artists who can reach beyond traditional boundaries. This volume is a welcome and inspiring collection of artists' perspectives on the relationship of performance to a new set of global and aesthetic realities. As these artists discuss their lives, work, ideas and aspirations, readers will cross countless borders with them."--Thomas Sellar, Yale University
"In a world where globalisation is seen as the great threat to native cultures, identity and art forms, and where, paradoxically, interdisciplinary, cross-fertilisation and formal experimentation are the buzz words of both the artist and academic, playwright/scholar Caridad Svich has brought together in this timely volume a broad range of international theatrical practitioners to reflect on their working processes and how the breaking of boundaries, both national and formal has affected their methodologies and their art."--Colin Teevan, playwright/translator
"This is a book with a personality as vivid and quirky as the artists that appear beneath its covers, and while certain themes and perspectives float between the conversations, there is a fierce individuality to each of the pieces. The lasting impression is of the contemporary artist as a tightrope walker on the borders of culture, politics, aesthetics and technology. What keeps them up there is the elusive concept of creativity, and perhaps that is the book's greatest strength: it looks beyond theory and practice to the productive imagination."--Paul Heritage, Queen Mary, University of London

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
The Dynamics of Fractals: Legacies For a New Tomorrow
Intersection, Crossover and Convergence: Fluidity in Contemporary Arts
Crossing Media
Witness and Witnessed
Chasing Ruins
A Singular Vision of Hope
A Synesthetic Response
A Natural Force
Between Technology and Emotion
Weaving the 'Live' and Mediated
Inside and Outside of the Academy
Crossing Culture
Towards Translocalism: Latino Theatre in the New United States
Honouring Mystery
Light in the Midst of Darkness
Navigating the Minefields of Utopia
An Advocate For Change
Communing with Culture
Crossing Language
The Landscape Remembers You
Light, Memory and Other Questions--A Correspondence Between
Evanescent Truth Erik Ehn in Conversation with Caridad Svich
Reshaping Myth
In Search of a Common Language
Crossing Bodies
Strange Behavio[U]R, Jr
A Sense of Place
Working in Partnership
Dreaming Out Loud
A Fixer Between Living and Dead Artists
Hidden Worlds: On Artists and Collaborators
Active Sound
Afterword
Contemporary Dramatic Writings and the New Technologies
Notes on Contributors
Select Bibliography
Index
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
The Dynamics of Fractals: Legacies For a New Tomorrow
Intersection, Crossover and Convergence: Fluidity in Contemporary Arts
Crossing Media
Witness and Witnessed
Chasing Ruins--Tim Etchells in Conversation with
A Singular Vision of Hope
A Synesthetic Response
A Natural Force
Between Technology and Emotion
Weaving the 'Live' and Mediated
Inside and Outside of the Academy
Crossing Culture
Towards Translocalism: Latino Theatre in the New United States
Honouring Mystery
Light in the Midst of Darkness
Navigating the Minefields of Utopia
An Advocate For Change
Communing wi
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ISBN: 9780719063251
ISBN-10: 0719063256
Series: Theatre: Theory - Practice - Performance
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.29