David Freedlander surveys a variety of performance events designed to reconfigure the relationships between urban space and urban dwellers in New York City. He describes a burgeoning guerrilla performance culture—from kicklines on the steps of the New York Public Library to impromptu road soccer matches conducted with a flaming ball— aimed at reclaiming the city, resisting processes of gentrification, homogenization, and corporatization.
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David Freedlander; Urban Folk Art: Performance, Politics, and the Right to the City. Theater 1 November 2010; 40 (3): 25–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01610775-2010-006
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