Black Performance Theory - download pdf or read online

By Thomas F. DeFrantz,Anita Gonzalez

ISBN-10: 0822356074

ISBN-13: 9780822356073

ISBN-10: 0822356163

ISBN-13: 9780822356165

Black functionality conception is a wealthy interdisciplinary zone of analysis and significant procedure. This selection of new essays by way of a few of its pioneering thinkers—many of whom are performers—demonstrates the breadth, intensity, innovation, and important worth of black functionality concept. contemplating how blackness is imagined in and during functionality, the individuals handle issues together with flight as a power subject in African American aesthetics, the movement of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the succeed in of hip-hop politics as humans world wide embody the song and dance. They learn the paintings of up to date choreographers Ronald okay. Brown and Reggie Wilson, the ways in which African American playwrights translated the theatricality of lynching to the degree, the ecstatic song of Little Richard, and Michael Jackson's functionality within the documentary This Is It. the gathering contains numerous essays that exemplify the performative means of writing, in addition to dialogue of a undertaking that re-creates seminal hip-hop album covers via tableaux vivants. no matter if taking into account at the tragic mulatta, the trickster determine Anansi, or the sonic futurism of Nina Simone and Adrienne Kennedy, the essays during this assortment sign the significant untapped severe and inventive assets of black functionality theory.

Contributors. Melissa Blanco Borelli, Daphne A. Brooks, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Nadine George-Graves, Anita Gonzalez, Rickerby Hinds, Jason King, D. Soyini Madison, Koritha Mitchell, Tavia Nyong'o, Carl Paris, Anna B. Scott, Wendy S. Walters, Hershini Bhana Young

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