In this Issue
TDR provides scholarship on performances and their social, economic and political contexts. With an emphasis on the experimental, avant-garde, intercultural and interdisciplinary, it covers dance theatre, performance art, popular entertainment, media, sports, rituals and performance in politics and everyday life.
published byThe MIT Press
viewing issueVolume 49, Number 3 (T 187), Fall 2005
Table of Contents
- On Feeding Tubes
- pp. 5-9
- The Death of the Avantgarde
- pp. 10-42
- Violent Capital: Zhu Yu on File
- pp. 58-77
The performances in these Critical Acts de-privilege the visual aspect of the performer-audience relationship, instead focusing on the materiality of the encounter. In The City Itself, the performance group Skewed Visions departs from site-specific performance to engage in an examination of the physical and metaphysical properties of various locales; and in The Courtesan Tales, Nicole Blackman tells erotic tales to a bound audience-of-one, challenging the participants' limits and begging the question of what politics may be performed within this postmodern bordello.
- "An Evasion of Ontology": Being Adrienne Kennedy
- pp. 157-186
- pp. 162-164
- Milena's Wedding
- pp. 176-178
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