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A far-reaching and engaging overview of the role of narrative in dance and theatre performance, bringing together chapters written by an international range of scholars and subsequently creating a critical dialogue for...

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A far-reaching and engaging overview of the role of narrative in dance and theatre performance, bringing together chapters written by an international range of scholars and subsequently creating a critical dialogue for approaching this fundamental topic within performance studies. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples of a variety of different performance genres, the book will provide a method for exploring the context of a particular form or artist and enhance students’ ability to critically reflect on performance.

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The first student-oriented text to offer a broad exploration of narrative in dance and theatre performance

Combination of accessible, student-focused content with original scholarship makes this ideal for reading lists and use in classes

Brings together contributions from an international range of scholars

`Narrative' is a key topic within theatre and performance studies and is applicable to a broad range of modules

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction (B.Sellers-Young & J.R.McCutcheon)
PART I: PERFORMING NARRATIVE IDENTITY IN CULTURE
2. The Zar: Enactment of Social Drama in the Southern Sudan (B.Sellers-Young)
3. Maranga Mai (J.Greenwood)
4. Her-stories in Indonesian Dance Drama (K.Foley)
5.Decolonizing Techno-Art (P.Pilar)
PART II: POPULARIZING PERFORMANCE
6. Steps in Time: The Evolving Role of Dance in the Broadway Musical (M.J.Lodge)
7. The Multiple Narratives of Cirque du Soleil (K. Lavers & L.P.Leroux)
8. Personal Agency and Community Empowerment: Moth Style Engagement (J.Halebsky)
9. Narrating and Negotiating Identity in World of Warcraft (J.Osborn)
PART III: ROCKING THE BOAT: REVOLUTIONARY INTEGRATIONS
10. Ellen Lauren: The Art of Extreme Acting, An Interview (S.T.Cummings)
11. People Like Us: Revolutions in Australian Theatre (J-A.Long)
12. Jacques Lecoq: This Theatre Called My Body (N.Pascetta)
13. Pina Bausch: Narrative, Gender, Reception (J.R.McCutcheon)
14. Narrative Pivots: Text and Movement in Crystal Pite's Dance-Theatre (P.Dickinson)
15. Narrative Futures: Community, Technology and Globalization (B.Sellers-Young & J.R.McCutcheon).




Unlike many anthologies, this collection is hard to put down. Reading the work of these scholar-artists cover to cover brings one into a conversation that is vital and necessary and deeply rewarding. – Ray Miller, Appalachian State University, USA
This book asks a lot of essential questions. It asks that we reflect on narratives written on and in bodies, that we challenge narratives of cultural, historical and political identification and it questions how narratives of creativity might appropriate, subvert and re-write those stories. – Louie Jenkins, University of Chichester, UK
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Barbara Sellers-Young is Senior Scholar and Professor Emerita in the Department of Dance at York University, Toronto, Canada. She has taught at universities in England, the USA, China and Australia. She is currently the Editor-in-Residence for the Dance Chronicle and has edited three volumes on dance, one of which is Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity (co-edited with Anthony Shay).


Jade Rosina McCutcheon holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts in theatre and is currently finishing a second PhD in feminist film studies at Melbourne University, Australia. She has directed over sixty theatre productions, received the Rod Rose Award from the International Society of Research Administrators for an...

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Barbara Sellers-Young is Senior Scholar and Professor Emerita in the Department of Dance at York University, Toronto, Canada. She has taught at universities in England, the USA, China and Australia. She is currently the Editor-in-Residence for the Dance Chronicle and has edited three volumes on dance, one of which is Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity (co-edited with Anthony Shay).


Jade Rosina McCutcheon holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts in theatre and is currently finishing a second PhD in feminist film studies at Melbourne University, Australia. She has directed over sixty theatre productions, received the Rod Rose Award from the International Society of Research Administrators for an outstanding article and was a co-founder of the Performance and Consciousness group for the International Federation of Theatre Research.


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