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Published: 11 September 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
...CONTRIBUTORS JOSHUA CHAMBERS- LETSON is Associate Professor of per for mance studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life (2018) and A Race So Diff er ent: Law and Per for mance in Asian Amer i ca (2013). With Tavia Nyong o, he is the...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... gendered per for mance within kwaito has been assumed to be solely masculine and attached to cisgender male bodies. If kwaito has been central to giving post- apartheid Black youth a voice, then it is imperative to revisit the per for- mances of the women who were formative in this culture. Kwaito created...
Published: 11 September 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
...ACKNOWL EDGMENTS Race and Per for mance after Repetition results in part from an initiative undertaken by the American Society for Theater Re- search (astr) to support, promote, and feature the production of research by and about people of color at astr. The initiative, named for the late per for...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
... crucial landmarks of the city s history.2 2 Colbert, Jones, and Vogel In 2014 the Weeksville Heritage Center collaborated with the arts organ- ization Creative Time to pre sent Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radi- cal Brooklyn, a month- long series of events and per for mances that celebrated...
Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012788-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1278-8
... Callejero, Aquí viven genocidas (Genocidists Live Here), guerrilla interventions realized annually in Buenos Aires from 2001 to 2006. Photo graphs courtesy of Archivo gac, Grupo de Arte Callejero. PLATE 11 Etcétera . . . , Argentina vs. Argentina, per for mance in an escrache of Leo­ poldo Fortunato...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
... satisfied. She continues on her way. In the piece 11/10/10 Alexandria Eregbu placed her body in diff er ent public places around Chicago: beneath benches, in parks, and on a busy sidewalk on State Street in the city s downtown Loop. The per for mance was photographed and the State Street segment was...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007012-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0701-2
... (Lamarre 2006, 368, 387), then weird otaku challenge such discourse. These otaku are weird because they trou ble the categories of Man and Japan (361), which are key to a normalized and nationalized identity. In this chapter, I approach Akihabara as a space of otaku per for mance, or a space in...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
...7 · ELIZABETH W. SON Choreographing Time Travel Rethinking Ritual through Korean Diasporic Per for mance There was a woman with long black hair that seemed to stretch from the depths of the ocean, Korean diasporic multi- media per for mance artist Dohee Lee recalls. The woman spoke but her words...
Published: 11 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478010302-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1030-2
...three Government (T)Issue Military Medicine, Per for mance Enhancement, and the Biology of the Soldier Soldiers having no physical, physiological, or cognitive limi- tations will be key to survival and operational dominance in the future. » Michael Goldblatt, former director, US Defense Sciences...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... of our people, young and old and was known to have achieved the unique crossover cultur- ally to be enjoyed by both Black and white South Africans (Zuma, in Laccino 2016). This chapter builds on the analy sis of gendered feminine per for mance of- fered in chapter 4 in order to explore the...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-068
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... technological front. Many of the military s technical systems have been developed with the aim of improving and extending human per for mance. Night- vision devices are but one well- known example. Until recently, however, the military has shown limited interest in exploiting biomedical advances that might...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... practices such as kwaito reimagines both the study of con temporary (South) Africa as well as diaspora studies itself. My own co- performative body, Beyoncé s Run the World (Girls) video, and Boom Shaka s per for mance of Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika are all placed into conversation in order to illuminate con...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009122-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0912-2
... ritual, a per for mance of transformation and change. It is through 30 St ep ha ni e Vo s this response that this inquiry reflects on the critical capacities of improvisa- tion as a response to crisis.6 The healing ritual in response to the vandalism took the shape of a per- for mance of free...
Published: 12 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013068-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1306-8
.... However, before en- gaging these artists, to help provide background on their work in relation to notions of sovereign subjects, this chapter first examines the entwinement of demystification and per for mance to produce the dominant paradigm for agency and po liti cal change. I also look at the way these...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-224
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
...I return to the concept of remastery, particularly in relation to Keguro Mach- aria s (2016) call for new vernaculars of freedom. As I have argued, kwaito per for mance practices are one critical site through which we might come to fashion these new po liti cal vernaculars. Kwaito bodies use...
Book Chapter

By Diana Taylor
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008897-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0889-7
... mance by Teatro da Vertigem, leads us on a walk through São Paulo s phantasmagoric world of things. Things, in this per for mance, revolve around fabric. Things such as dresses and fine cloth sold in shopping malls; things such as homeless people s blankets and torn wedding gowns; things such as...
Published: 03 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
..., 2012 (still), 108 4.5 Harun Farocki, Serious Games I V, 2009 2010 (installation), 108 4.6 Public Studio, Zero Hour, 2015 (installation), 112 4.7 Terri- Lynn Williams- Davidson, Cedar Sister, Ts uu K waayga, 2016 (photo graph), 114 5.1 Gustafsson&Haapoja, The Trial, 2014 (per for mance), 117 5.2...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-067
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
...Ev er y Da y I W rit e th e Bo ok · Am ita va K um ar Performing It I would like to make a case for writing that comes out of an idea of per for- mance. (And also writing as per for mance.) An editor friend asked me a few years ago to go to several bookstores in New York City and ask: Where is...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-143
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... included David Guetta s Fuck Me I m Famous Night, homage to Bianca Jagger parading in on a white horse at 1970s disco s Studio 54. Was this the future of music or No Future at all? PER FOR MANCE STUDIES, MINORITARIAN IDENTITY, AND ACADEMIC WILDNESS José Esteban Muñoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
... eccentric dance tradition alongside W. E. B. Du Bois s language around death and José Esteban Muñoz s theory of feeling brown. In so doing, I argue (1) that this dance form speaks to the complexities around adult per for mances of primi- tivism and black adolescence and (2) that eccentric dance is a per...