Acting Together

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-09
  • Publisher: New Village Pr

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Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflictexplores performance as a social justice, conflict resolution, and peace-building tool in regions fractured by violence, dislocation, poverty, and oppression. Nine case studies from six continents shape a vocabulary for evaluating community, artist, and ritual-based performance, giving voice to silenced truths. Performative genres of positive resistance and peace building include traditional and nontraditional theater, storytelling, nonviolent protest, vigil, skateboarding, martial arts, and hip hop and rap. Photos and vivid firsthand accounts expose performance's unique ability to bypass polemics, heal wounds, and engender a more peaceful future in Argentina, Peru, Serbia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Palestine, India, Australia, and the United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Acting Together on the World Stagep. ix
Preface: Lights in the Darknessp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Contributorsp. xxii
Introduction: Setting the Stagep. 1
Singing in the Dark Times: Peacebuilding Performance in the Midst of Direct Violencep. 15
Introduction to Section Ip. 17
Theatre as a Way of Creating Sense: Performance and Peacebuilding in the Region of the Former Yugoslaviap. 23
Theatre, War, and Peace in Ugandap. 45
The Created Space: Peacebuilding and Performance in Sri Lankap. 73
Theatre, Resistance, and Peacebuilding in Palestinep. 97
Weaving Dialogues and Confronting Harsh Realities: Engendering Social Change in Israel through Performancep. 123
Holding Fast to the Feet of the Rising Condor: Peacebuilding Performance in the Aftermath of Mass Violencep. 145
Introduction to Section IIp. 147
Fire in the Memory: Theatre, Truth, and Justice in Argentina and Perup. 153
Hidden Fires: PeaceWorks' Invocations as Zizekian Response to the Gujarat Massacres of 2002p. 179
Alive on Stage in Cambodia: Time, Histories, and Bodiesp. 201
Creating a New Story: Ritual, Ceremony, and Conflict Transformation between Indigenous and Settler Peoplesp. 225
Afterwordp. 253
Presentation of Volume IIp. 257
Notesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 287
Creditsp. 295
Indexp. 299
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