Improvised Futures Encountering the Body in Performance

Tulika Books

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- Size: 23 (L) x 19 (W) cm

- Binding: Hardcover, 404 pages

- Language: English

- Author: Ranjana Dave

- Publisher: Tulika Books, 2022

The volume, more bricolage than book, brings together a series of mostly pre-existing writings and visuals produced by some eminent names, and generates renewed conversations around the existing debates that swirl around the body and performance, and the body in performance. ... Remarkably, instead of a typical collection of academic essays and articles, what we have is an interspersion of theatre and documentary scripts, Rohit Vemula’s suicide note, first-person ruminations by performers, as well as theories and analyses. ... Divided into four sections, the book with its extensive annotations creatively illustrates the possibility of academic volumes becoming a space for engagement between theorists and practitioners. Together, the sections trace historical and philosophical contemplations about the body in performance, and its sociological and cultural fashioning.