9781137319920

Disability Culture and Community Performance Find a Strange and Twisted Shape

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137319920

  • ISBN10:

    1137319925

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade -a subtle engagement with disability culture.

Author Biography

PETRA KUPPERS is Artistic Director of The Olimpias, and she teaches in Performance Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. Her previous books include Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge (Routledge, 2003), The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Community Performance: An Introduction (Routledge, 2007).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: MAKING A HOME
1. Landscaping: Spacings 
2. Dancing Stories about Home: A Community Dance Residency in a Hospice in New Zealand
3. Community Arts and Practices: Improvising Being-Together
PART II: RHIZOMES/CONNECTIONS
4. Toward a Rhizomatic Model of Disability: Poetry, Performance, and Touch
5. Burning Butoh: Self/Community
6. Rhizome: Choreography of a Moving Self 
7. Rhizome: Collaboration
8. Rhizome: Beyond Story, Community Performance and Somatic Poetics
PART III: MEMORY TOUCH
9. Introduction: Desirous History
10. Performing Anarcha 
11. Remembering Anarcha 
12. The Anarcha Project Performative Lecture
13. The Anarcha Project: A Process Report
PART IV: SENSUAL HISTORY AND MYTH-MAKING
14. Introduction
15. Tiresian Journeys 
16. Teaching Disability Culture: Reflections on Tiresias in the Classroom
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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