Abstract

Choreographer Bill T. Jones and Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti have both shaped careers that have confounded categorizations, exploring sometimes contradictory spaces of gender, sexuality, race, and national loyalty through performance. This essay considers the recent Broadway show Fela!, a biographical and performative exploration of Fela Kuti and his life, directed and choreographed by Jones, as a means of thinking about the queer interconnections between these two performers.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 492-517
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-16
Open Access
No
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