Reading Contemporary Performance

Nicole Hodges Persley adapts sonic sampling in Hip Hop as a methodological and theoretical heuristic to read performance practices of artists in theatre, conceptual art and dance in her dissertation, Sampling and Remixing Blackness in ...

Author: Gabrielle Cody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136246568

Category: Art

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As the nature of contemporary performance continues to expand into new forms, genres and media, it requires an increasingly diverse vocabulary. Reading Contemporary Performance provides students, critics and creators with a rich understanding of the key terms and ideas that are central to any discussion of this evolving theatricality. Specially commissioned entries from a wealth of contributors map out the many and varied ways of discussing performance in all of its forms – from theatrical and site-specific performances to live and New Media art. The book is divided into two sections: Concepts - Key terms and ideas arranged according to the five characteristic elements of performance art: time; space; action; performer; audience. Methodologies and Turning Points - The seminal theories and ways of reading performance, such as postmodernism, epic theatre, feminisms, happenings and animal studies. Case Studies – entries in both sections are accompanied by short studies of specific performances and events, demonstrating creative examples of the ideas and issues in question. Three different introductory essays provide multiple entry points into the discussion of contemporary performance, and cross-references for each entry also allow the plotting of one’s own pathway. Reading Contemporary Performance is an invaluable guide, providing not just a solid set of familiarities, but an exploration and contextualisation of this broad and vital field.

The Cambridge Companion to Hip Hop

Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop (New York: Basic Persley, Nicole Hodges, Remixing Blackness: Sampling Race and Gender in Hip-hop Theater and Performance (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, part ii Methods and ...

Author: Justin A. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037468

Category: Music

Page: 370

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This Companion covers the hip-hop elements, methods of studying hip-hop, and case studies from Nerdcore to Turkish-German and Japanese hip-hop.

Black Acting Methods

II Skill-building In thinking about creating compositions with participants of all levels and experience (in terms of performance and/or Hip Hop), we offer people at least an introduction to the skills that make up a Hip Hop aesthetic.

Author: Sharrell Luckett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317441222

Category: Art

Page: 254

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Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with. A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black American theatre illuminate their methods. This ground-breaking collection is an essential resource for teachers, students, actors and directors seeking to reclaim, reaffirm or even redefine the role and contributions of Black culture in theatre arts.

Suzan Lori Parks

The America Play opened at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre as a co-production of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory ... I offer sampling and remixing in Hip Hop as an act of historical manipulation that allows for multiple ...

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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The first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Suzan-Lori Parks has received international recognition for her provocative and influential works. Her plays capture the nightmares of African Americans endangered by a white establishment determined to erase their history and eradicate their dreams. A dozen essays address Parks’s plays, screenplays and novel. Additionally, this book includes two original interviews (one with Parks and another with her long-time director Liz Diamond) and a production chronology of her plays.

The Queer Nuyorican

The shirt bears a series of black cursive designs on the sleeve; he wears it buttoned up and untucked, and his mid-length ... of hip-hop artistic production as challenging the Western theater model, resulting in a performance genre “by, ...

Author: Karen Jaime

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147980827X

Category: Performing Arts


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A queer genealogy of the famous performance space and the nuyorican aesthetic One could easily overlook the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a small, unassuming performance venue on New York City’s Lower East Side. Yet the space once hosted the likes of Victor Hernández Cruz, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka and is widely credited as the homespace for the emergent nuyorican literary and aesthetic movement of the 1990s. Founded by a group of counterculturalist Puerto Rican immigrants and artists in the 1970s, the space slowly transformed the Puerto Rican ethnic and cultural associations of the epithet “Nuyorican,” as the Cafe developed into a central hub for an artistic movement encompassing queer, trans, and diasporic performance. The Queer Nuyorican is the first queer genealogy and critical study of the historical, political, and cultural conditions under which the term “Nuyorican” shifted from a raced/ethnic identity marker to “nuyorican,” an aesthetic practice. The nuyorican aesthetic recognizes and includes queer poets and performers of color whose writing and performance build upon the politics inherent in the Cafe’s founding. Initially situated within the Cafe’s physical space and countercultural discursive history, the nuyorican aesthetic extends beyond these gendered and ethnic boundaries, broadening the ethnic marker Nuyorican to include queer, trans, and diasporic performance modalities. Hip-hop studies, alongside critical race, queer, literary, and performance theories, are used to document the interventions made by queer and trans artists of color—Miguel Piñero, Regie Cabico, Glam Slam participants, and Ellison Glenn/Black Cracker—whose works demonstrate how the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has operated as a queer space since its founding. In focusing on artists who began their careers as spoken word artists and slam poets at the Cafe, The Queer Nuyorican examines queer modes of circulation that are tethered to the increasing visibility, commodification, and normalization of spoken word, slam poetry, and hip-hop theater in the United States and abroad.

Hip Hop in Musical Theatre

Published in the Topics in Musical Theatre series this volume presents fact-filled and insightful summaries of musicals that give the reader a snapshot of the musical and narrative content while highlighting which aspect of the music and ...

Author: Nicole Hodges Persley

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1350247960

Category: Drama

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Hip-hop culture's explosive arrival on the art scene of New York in the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx in the 1970s began to influence all aspects of musical theatre from singing to scenic design. Hip-Hop in Musical Theatre takes an intersectional standpoint to explore hip-hop's influence on musical theatre practice and aesthetics by giving the reader a comprehensive map of musical theatre productions that have been impacted by hip-hop music and culture. Offering insightful briefs on musical theater productions that contain aesthetic, musical and embodied references to the global phenomenon of Hip-hop culture, this volume takes the reader through a virtual tour of hip-hop' s influence on American musical theatre. From early traces of hip-hop's rap scene in the late 1970s that appeared in musicals such as Micki Grant's Tony Award nominated Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope (1973) and Broadway smash hits such as The Wiz (1978) to international juggernauts such as Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton (2015), this introductory book decodes the sights and sounds of Hip-hop culture within the socio-cultural context in which the musicals are produced. Published in the Topics in Musical Theatre series this volume presents fact-filled and insightful summaries of musicals that give the reader a snapshot of the musical and narrative content while highlighting which aspect of the music and culture of Hip-hop informs acting, dancing, singing, design and music in the selected musical while offering insightful analysis on the ways that hip-hop styles and politics have changed the shape of musical theatre practice.

Black Matters Lewis Morrow Plays

Black Matters: Lewis Morrow Plays is a play anthology that maps the impact of emotional, social, cultural, and economic forces that shape the quality of African American life in the 21st century.

Author: Lewis Morrow

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 135028971X

Category: Performing Arts

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Black Matters: Lewis Morrow Plays is a play anthology that maps the impact of emotional, social, cultural, and economic forces that shape the quality of African American life in the 21st century. Focusing on the narratives of Black men and women carrying the hopes and dreams of a generation, Morrow writes stories of dreams deferred, lives incarcerated, and families broken by circumstance who strive to beat the stereotypes of Blackness. Bending time to create hyperreal poetic engagements with anti-Blackness and systemic racism, Morrow questions who has the audacity of hope while living within circumstances that anticipate premature death. Morrow's poignant characters speak truth to power directly from their hearts as they present as unapologetically Black in a world that is indifferent to, and fatigued by, claims of racism and inequality. Baybra's Tulips: Baybra, a recently rereleased convict, returns home to live with sister Tallulah and her husband Charles under the pretence of rehabilitation but with the objective to avenge his sister's spousal abuse by his brother-in-law that resulted in the loss of her child. Begetters: Explores generational inheritance of trauma focusing on husband and wife, Spicer and Norma, in the twilight years of their marriage, and their descent into darkness and therapy after the loss of a family member Mother/son: A dark dramedy about a white mother who is in denial about her racist perspective and her cocaine addiction. Forced to get clean, she comes to live with her Black son (mixed race) who is reluctant to invest in her latest efforts to get clean in the converging pandemics of BLM and Covid.

Hip hop Connection

performance of a lifetime , resulting in an exhilarating 12 of mythological proportions . Lastly , you'll be doing well to track down Black Thought's solo single ' Hardware ' ( MCA , 2000 ) from the never released " Masterpiece Theatre ...




Category: Hip-hop


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